Spectre of Dem Landslide Sparking GOP Civil War

Wins for Obama, Dem lawmakers could spell Republican collapse
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 26, 2008 8:26 AM CDT
Barack Obama speaks at a rally at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque yesterday.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – 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.