“I care much less about the presidential race than the down-ticket races.”
I agree except for the issue of judges.
With Obama we will have a wave of liberal judges easily confirmed by a liberal Senate filling up the courts.
So we need to do what we can for all levels, down ticket and Presidential. It’s a holding action if nothing else.
What about Iraq? Do you really want to have another situation where the U.S. abandons a country to whom it's pledged support?