The Associated Press is reporting that Senator Burns has brought in Tom Bunnell to be his campaign manager. It’s amusing that even the wire report called Bunnell a “political operative,” suggesting that Burns is bringing is a lot of fire power. It seems that the machine now sees this seat as “in play,” meaning that we are likely to see some dramatic tricks from the outside. What is ahead of us? A smear campaign? Certainly we will see a lot of tactics we witnessed in the 2004 and 2000 contest for Governor and the 2000 election for Senate.