So goes Louisville, Kentucky, maybe goes the GOP. In the toilet, thatis. The race is Rep. Anne Northrup, usually reliable Republicanincumbent, versus a supposedly weak Democrat. Only with 70 percentcounted, Northrup is below 50 percent and Yarmouth is above. If sheloses, even narrowly, it’s a good signal that the Rs are in much deepertrouble this evening.

Still very early in the evening, but I don’t see any Republicanofficials on TV talking up “hopeful signs.” In a tight situation, theywould be keeping the balloon aloft at this hour, if only to encourageGOP voters on the West Coast not to give up prematurely. Tonight, theydon’t seem to be trying.