Today, Missouri's senior senator, Republican Kit Bond, announced that he will not seek reelection in 2010. And the crowded field of potential GOP candidates to replace him already seems likely to repeat the mistakes of last years gubernatorial primary.
Here's hoping that Roy Blunt, Kinder, Steelman, Jim Talent, Jo Ann Emerson, and the rest of the contenders learn the lessons of 2008 and rally, early, around one candidate . . . for the good of the party, Missouri, and the country.