Carnahan is popular (even though I don't understand why) and will be a formidable candidate. She's going to be even more formidable because the Democrats aren't stupid - at least as far as getting themselves elected goes. They are going to line up behind Carnahan and run against the GOP for the next two years.
Missouri's Republicans had better do the same thing or the 2010 senate race will look a lot like the 2008 race for governor.
I know that I'm repeating myself but for the good of the country, the state, and the party, Roy Blunt, Peter Kinder, Sarah Steelman, Jim Talent, Jo Ann Emerson, and anybody else who thinks that they have a legitimate shot at winning the election had better learn the lessons of 2008 or they'll all be unemployed come January 2011. The time is now to sit in a room and come up with a plan of attack. The Missouri Republican party must rally around one conservative candidate and come out swinging - now - against Carnahan and the Democrats.
Or continue losing. Seems a simple choice to me.