From Mister Snitch!, a definition:
The reaction to Abramoff is just the latest example of a debilitating but seldom-mentioned malady known as 'Premature Electulation': Elation over an election or other political milestone long before it's certain or appropriate. P.E. has rendered Democrats impotent for years, but it is now reaching crisis proportions. Unable to 'deliver the goods', today's Democrats have resigned themselves to hoping the other guy falls beneath their level of performance.
We must not remain silent while this political killer goes unchecked.