Momentum Shifts

The latest Gallup Daily Tracking poll brings with it news that should be heartening for Obama supporters, and worrisome for the McCain team.  After maintaining at least some margin over Barack Obama since the close of the Republican national Convention, Barack Obama has reclaimed a two point lead (though,...

I Hate To Tell You I Told You So

But for all the worrying, well, I told you so. As Chris Bowers aptly points out, momentum is shifting back in Obama’s direction.  This apparent momentum shift, according to Bowers, can be attributable to four principal points: Palinmania is giving in to Palin-fatigue It turns out that McCain’s...

The Right Way To Play The Lowered Expectations Game

Naom Scheiber asks if perhaps Obama should have put a little effort into the Kentucky primary; thereby stemming at least mitigating a portion of the blowout margin of victory that Clinton achieved.  To answer that question, one must first understand why he played so heavily in all of the states (sans West...

About Last Night and The McCain Effect

There have been better nights for Obama supporters than last night; the knockout punch the Democratic frontrunner was looking for never came.  The Clinton campaign which had established Texas and Ohio as firewalls would therefore seem to have paid off on the surface, and for at least the next day or so that...

Tight Race In Wisconsin To Test Obama’s Mettle

A new Rasmussen poll out today highlights how contested Wisconsin is, shaping the state up to be the testing ground of Obama’s momentum since the five day winning streak he built up after Super Tuesday. At first, it was looking as though Hillary was going to go straight to Texas, lower expectations in...

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