Historically speaking…..John McCain should not be in this race. He is being outspent 3 to 1. Barack Obama is an attractive, young, celebrity, and an amazingly gifted speaker. McCain is an old retread. He is not inspiring from the stump, and the president of his party is toxic. Astonishingly, the Pew Research Center reported Sunday that McCain is “finally receiving as much national media attention as his Democratic rival but it’s 60% negative.”
So why are the polls tightening when Obama-Biden should be walking away with it?
Perhaps “Joe-the-Plumber” hit a national nerve. It seems his “redistribute the wealth” language has the whole country talking. According to the most recent polls, men and women over 65 are turning to McCain-Palin, as are the independent voters.
Hang on. It’s going to be a wild ride. Keep your eye on www.realclearpolitics.com for the latest amalgam of the polls. If you can, vote today. The lines will be extraordinarily long next week.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008