RUNNING SCARED….Josh Marshall links today to a Wall Street Journal article about a meeting between Republican senators and Karl Rove to discuss Social Security and other domestic issues:

Senate Republicans signaled their wariness yesterday in a private retreat on the year’s legislative agenda with White House adviser Karl Rove. An attendee said the senators gave Mr. Rove “a subtle but clearly identifiable message that the GOP [Grand Old Party] would go along…but they were scared to death.”

Scared to death! As well they should be. And this should be a message to Senate Democrats not to back off on their opposition to Bush’s plans. When your opponents are running scared, that’s the time to stick together and keep them as scared and as exposed as possible.

At least, it is if you have any intention of winning elections in the future.