We have heard a lot of brave talk from Texas Democrats about how vulnerable John Cornyn is, but some of the major national political Web sites have a different take on the 08 Senate race. It’s not promising for the Democrats. With $3.8 million in the bank as of April, Cornyn had more money on hand than any Republican senator except minority leader Mitch McConnell. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates the race “solid Republican,” as does Charles Cook’s political report. Sabato adds, “All ten southern Republican incumbents up for reelection appear to be in good shape.” Congressional Quarterly calls it, “Republican Favored.” I don’t mean to spoil the party, but realism is as important in politics as optimism.