According to Clinton pollster John Zogby, Former Republican Rep. Jim Talent leads Jean "Cry for me Missouri" Carnahan by 7 points in the Missouri Senate Race. Is it time for Jean to dig up old Mel and throw him from a train this time to garner some last minute sympathy? Closer to home, Republican John Thune leads Tim "Tiny's Shadow" Johnson by 5 points in the South Dakota Senate Race. South Dakota Democrats are frantically signing up dead Indians, five year old Indians and the same Indians several times over to close the gap. The Senate seems up for grabs in 2002. Unlike in the middle of Clinton's first term when his policies were totally rejected by the American people with the biggest rejection of the President's party in Congressional elections in modern history, it appears the American People now have a President whose policies are trusted and who is respected for doing his homework. In the long run however, regardless of who wins and loses, we all lose with the retirement of the great Jesse Helms, the greatest US Senator since Jim Eastland of Mississippi.