Sunday, November 02, 2008
Just kidding, of course, but the way things are going out there I wouldn't be surprised. Anyway, I will probably be blogging lightly or not at all this week, even on Election Day. I will try to sound in at some point though. Although it's fun to think of an Obama blowout, I have a suspicious feeling that the race will actually be closer than conventional wisdom says. I admit there isn't much evidence for this. Even if you took out presidential polls, there is reason for Obamafans to be optimistic. He's raised insane cash from a record number of donors. He's dominated advertising and, by all accounts, has a superior ground game. Congressional Democrats look poised to sweep their Republican rivals. All these things point to an Obama victory, so the presidential polls showing him ahead are really only icing on the cake. However, I honestly thought that Kerry and Gore would win too (arguably Gore did win, but let's not get into that). So all I can feel now is cautious optimism. In any case, I feel this election is going to be a win-win for this country. No matter what happens, we're coming out of a long dark W.-inter.