WEBB NEEDS TO DECLARE VICTORY. Jim Webb needs to take a page out of Bush's 2000 playbook and declare victory now. I was in Austin on election night 2000, and the second that Bush confidently told supporters he won, the momentum changed entirely. Bill Daley was left pleading that the race was an open contest, and for the next excruciating 36 days, Al Gore was painted as -- you all remember Sore Loserman. Webb is a Marine through and through. He has to know the value of seizing the high ground, whether or not he actually occupies it. Please, Senator Webb: speak to your supporters, and thank them for providing you your victory. Force George Allen and Dick Wadhams to whine about your premature announcement. Do it loud, do it proud, and reclaim the Senate.

--Spencer Ackerman