An interesting note from the campaign trail: As I returned from Memphis yesterday, where I had covered the Corker/Ford race for NBC News, I had a layover in Charlotte, N.C. Democrat Jon Tester had just won the Montana Senate seat, and travelers in the airport were closely watching the television monitors in the terminal. Moments after boarding our flight to Washington, with the cabin door closed, I received an urgent news alert from NBC News. Donald Rumsfeld was resigning.
I mentioned the news to the flight attendant who was nearby. He immediately picked up the intercom and made the announcement to the rest of the passengers. Surprisingly, a good portion of then plane broke out into applause.
An interesting, if somewhat unscientific opinion poll... from the South.