Republicans Have Much to Lose, Nothing to Win in Sotomayor Fight

Republicans have little chance of winning the Sotomayor fight, or anything else, for that matter.

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By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

Noted Republican strategist Ed Rollins agrees with me.

The gist of his argument is a battle with the Democrats over the Sotomayor nomination is a battle where the chances of victory are slim and none and the costs of war are great.

Coincidentally, the latest print edition of National Journal sports the headline, "The Shrinking GOP," and the cover art is a shot of a sailboat in beautiful blue water surrounded by a dry and cracking lake bed.

The subhead says, "Republicans are doing fine in the South. It's everywhere else that's the problem." Duh! But you can't win national elections by winning the South—-at least not recently.

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