As polls continue to give the election edge to Barack Obama, GOP leaders are fearing the Democrat could win in a landslide, reports the Telegraph. Second-guessing of John McCain's campaign and deep fears for the GOP are already triggering a battle among Republican faithful for control of the party's future. McCain is being pressured by some to sacrifice his own fading hopes to focus on saving vulnerable Republican Senate seats.
A national Democratic landslide could spell “an ideological as well as a party victory if we're not careful,” said a former Bush speechwriter. Republicans are already deeply divided. Some argue that the GOP needs to adapt to a changing nation on the economy, health care, and the environment, infuriating others. “There's going to be a bloodbath,” warned one Republican.