Is the 54-46 victory for Democrat Travis Childers in a previously Republican congressional district in Mississippi an omen of things to come? We can hope. Remarkable margin.

Says here that Mike Huckabee joined Dick Cheney, Haley Barbour and John McCain in the round of people making automated calls to voters on behalf of the Republican. Plus, as you know, the GOP TV commercials relentlessly tied Childers to Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Have the old tricks run their course? Again, we can hope.