One of the more dramatic moments of a stunning Monday in Washington occurred over the radio.
Rep. Jim Marshall, a Macon Democrat, had just cast his vote in favor of the $700 billion Bush administration proposal to rescue Washington.
Marshall is in a Republican-leaning district, with well-funded opposition. President Bush has weighed in against him.
The day before, at a caucus of Georgia Democrats, Marshall was adamant that he and other Democrats should support the measure.
I mentioned last night that this just might help him. The market crash last night, even though, percentage wise, it doesn’t even crack the top ten losses, spooked people.
History is already against the GOP — it being nearly impossible to keep the White House for three terms, and the GOP will lose seats in Congress — but I think history is also against incumbents this year. Still, Marshall standing up and doing what he thought was best might just resonate with people unless Goddard seizes on the moment quickly.