The Mark Shields Post (Who I Think Will Win The Presidential Election)

Back when I first got interested in politics, which, strange as it may seem, was only four years ago, one of my favorite columnists was Mark Shields.  Back then he was writing for CNN as one of the Democratic counterpoints to Bob Novak. What was perhaps ironic about my affection for Shields’ regular...

Dueling Polls Combine To Paint A Picture

Today we see a couple of polls that would seem to be in direct conflict with each other.  CNN has Obama’s lead over McCain narrowing; Obama 51 to McCain 46.  Meanwhile, today’s Gallup Daily Tracker actually has Obama’s lead growing to eleven points compared to yesterday; Obama 52 to McCain...

Pulling Up Stakes in Michigan

The electoral map shrinks a little bit today as it becomes clear that the McCain campaign is pulling up stakes in Michigan, an apparent concession that the state is no longer in play. Michigan, when this whole thing began, was among the most vulnerable of the blue states that McCain could feasibly pick off,...