Carlos Harrison: Time for That Ol' Pre-Convention Panic

Ah, the summer slump. Time to eat your own.

It seems like only yesterday that the Democrats were screaming, "The sky is falling!" Actually, it was about a month ago. Key party leaders and strategists saw the presidency slipping from their hands.

No less than renowned Clinton strategist James Carville was one of the first to issue a scathing alert.

"My message is simple: WTFU. Translated -- wake the you-know-what up, there is an earthquake," Carville wrote. "Democratic fundraisers, activists, supporters, and even politicians alike have somehow collectively lapsed into the sentiment that the president is going to be reelected and that we have a good shot to take the House back while holding the Senate.

"I ask: What are you smoking? What are you drinking? What are you snorting or just what in the hell are you thinking?"

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