I’m having a hard time deciding where money is best spent in this election. Here’s what I’m thinking:
* Re-electing Obama has to be job 1 because he can veto the insanity coming from Congress and a couple more conservative Supreme Court nominations will have us re-litigating Dred Scott.
* But, as has always been the case in this election, Obama will probably win. So the next worst outcome is a Senate that agrees with the House and wraps the next debt ceiling fight into a repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
* Still, money in House races can go a long way if a sane Democrat is going up against a Tea Party Republican. Maybe Democrats could actually get a tiny House majority, if we push it hard.
So where’s the best place for Democrats to spend money?
I’ll confess one of my probably irrational prejudices. I think the Romney campaign is a honey pot for Democrats – it’s bound to fail, but the amount of money spent by the Romney campaign will cause the Obama campaign to suck up all the available cash while Karl Rove’s superPAC buys a reactionary, uncooperative Congress that hobbles Obama’s second term. Part of the reason I think that is because I’ve seen what a couple of million bucks can do in a Congressional race.