Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Someone Break the News to John


John McCain says some polls may show his opponent is ahead, but he says indicators show his campaign is "coming up."

Um, no.

Democrat Barack Obama has expanded his national lead over Republican John McCain in the presidential race to 10 points, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

Obama leads McCain 52 percent to 42 percent among likely U.S. voters in the latest three-day tracking poll, up from an 8-point advantage for Obama on Tuesday. The telephone poll has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

One wonders what "indicators" McCain is referring to at this point. Three major polls in the past two days have Obama momentum building to tidal-wave proportions - Pew, WSJ/NBC, and now this - all showing double digit leads. Favorability for a candidate the highest in the last 28 years. Simply yelling "socialist" or "terrorist" has not worked this time around - and indeed, it has backfired. Early voting has people standing for hours in line to vote, and predictions are this is going to be a record year as far as turnout goes. "Enthusiasm" is the driving factor, and no one seems to be "enthused" about McCain.

I don't want to jinx anything here - but someone should clue John in. Maybe he is just going through the motions at this point, I don't know, but if so, he can stop the all the nasty stuff at any time. It doesn't work anymore.

Epic fail. And this time, it's not us.

Can you believe it?