It is what it is. No use crying over spilled milk, arguing over what he should have done. MO voters need to pull themselves out of the media-spin muck and see this in the daylight--the objective is to win a Senate majority. Period. My family lives in MO--I convinced my mom to still vote for him, dad was already on-board. Once I explained that she needed to get over her emotional response (fueled by the media), she got it. Anyone who knows voters in MO might consider trying the same. Stay focused on the end-range goal, folks. He made a huge mistake, but this is not time to split hairs over it anymore.