Ed Driscoll

The Prospect of November Focuses the Mind Wonderfully

“Reid breaks with Obama, opposes mosque near Ground Zero.”

Related: Chaos: Democrats still don’t have a plan for the midterms.”

Though Outside the Beltway predicts, “You heard it here first, the GOP will not gain control of Congress in 2010.”

Curious that that’s suddenly become the contrarian view.

Finally, Haaretz claims “Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center:”

After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero – the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York – it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site.

The decision follows a high-profile campaign against the project that included advertisements on New York buses showing images of the burning Twin Towers, an iconic landmark razed when al-Qaida terrorists flew packed passenger planes into them in 2001. The New York Republican party is also said to be planning a hostile television campaign.

Sources in New York said on Monday that Muslim religious and business leaders will announce plans to abandon the project in the next few days.

We’ll see.