The former chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, Chris Vance, says he doesn't think so—and he makes it clear that any aura of invincibility that Senator Maria Cantwell now possesses comes, in part, from Senator Patty Murray's recent victory. As Vance told McClatchy:
A lot of people will say if you couldn't beat Murray in a Republican wave, what makes you think you can beat Cantwell?
But to me, the most interesting part of McClatchy's story (after the news that Cantwell currently has only $312,000 in the bank) is the list of possible Cantwell challengers in 2012.
And, because it's never too soon for a legally binding and scientifically sound Slog poll:
Which of these Republicans is actually going to challenge Cantwell in 2012?