The Democrats' chances for a 60-vote Senate supermajority likely ride on Georgia, where Senator Saxby Chambliss is struggling to find a message that doesn't involve linking a triple-amputee war hero to Osama bin Laden.
His opponent is Democrat Jim Martin who, despite being a friendly, competent guy, has been damaged by the fact that there aren't any public photos of him wrapped in a Confederate flag.
If neither candidate gets a majority of voters (50%), the race goes to a December run-off. If, at that point, the Democrats are sitting on 59 Senate votes, you'll see Martin's stock swoon faster Mark Foley at a Jonas Brothers concert.
See while Georgians might be up for the simple concept of replacing Chambliss, there is no way that they'd be the ones to engender the greatest Democratic power assault since Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton.
And even if Martin won, Joe Lieberman would just jump ship to the GOP.
(Provided that he's allowed to caucus from John McCain's lap.)
Tags: Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Georgia, Jim Martin, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Mark Foley, Saxby Chambliss