If Democrats drive hard to the finish, making this election a choice for voters, and turning out every Democratic vote, then the pundit's script will never make it into the actual annals of American history.
Does the GOP choose the backward-looking, anti-immigrant route led by Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth, or the path toward real immigration solutions, led by Grover Norquist, who is supporting Hayworth's primary opponent John McCain?
When Hayworth last ran for office, the Arizona Republic said Hayworth had "devolved" over his terms in Congress "from a windy and sometimes cartoonish politician into an angry demagogue" and "bomb thrower."
Arizona Repubs didn't show up for a joint personal appearance by Sen. McCain and Pres. Bush. But Obama grassroots volunteers are ramping up for the general election long before any official Obama staffers arrive.