It's often hard to know the real significance of things, this NRCC spin on the Illinois special election leaves us with only two options:
The one thing 2008 has shown is that one election in one state does not prove a trend. In fact, there has been no national trend this entire election season. The presidential election is evidence of that. The Democratic candidates are trading election victories from week to week and the nomination could hinge on a few news cycles. The one message coming out of 2008 so far is that what happens today is not a bellwether of what happens this fall.
Either the NRCC desperately needs to fire the buffoon who wrote this and hire someone who can make some sense, or else GOP congressional candidates are just doomed and there's nothing even highly competent spinsters can come up with to obscure that fact.