CAN'T WIN IF YOU DON'T DISAGREE. I'm sensitive to concerns that there are some districts out there where a robust anti-war stance would create problems for Democrats in the fall. On the other hand, as this story indicates there are some GOP incumbents -- like Chris Shays -- for whom the war is their major vulnerability. But you can't take full advantage of that weakness unless you're really prepared to differentiate yourself with an anti-war message.

For more on fake moderate Shays, visit Midterm Madness. Also, be sure to see the incomparable "Fraud Caucus" article I co-wrote with Mark "Fast Leon" Goldberg. And, of course, subscribe so you can read this sort of awesome print content when it actually comes out.

--Matthew Yglesias

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