–Two major polls, the Wall Street Journal/NBC News and Washington Post/ABC News surveys, find that while the generic ballot remains neck-and-neck among all registered voters, Republicans have a commanding lead when predicted turnout is taken into account — an indication that the enthusiasm gap is spelling doom for Dems.
–Democrats prepare to cut their losses and abandon the weakest links.
–Democrat Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist spell out their political identities in a pair of new ads in Florida’s Senate race:
–Halperin has an interesting conversation with nationally ascendant Republican governors Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels:
–In his New York Times op-ed page debut, Peter Orszag calls for the Bush tax cuts to be extended two years and no more.
—Krugman on Obama’s infrastructure plan:
1. It’s a good idea
2. It’s much too small
3. It won’t pass anyway
Jay concurs on that last point.
–Stan Collender says listen to the bond market.
–IAEA says Iran sanctions aren’t biting.
—Gen. Petraeus warns against Quran burning.
–Our soon-to-be-colleague Fareed Zakaria argues that the U.S. overreacted to 9/11.
—The New Yorker delves into C Street and “The Fellowship.”
–And Russian PM Vladimir Putin is basically the FDR of the 21st Century.
What did I miss?