Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The state of the race

New York Times article lays out the case that CW is hardening against Clinton, and many pundits are declaring the race "over." I think last night was pretty definitive in that regard.

Obama has been through a lot of hell recently, a preview of what's to come in the general election. He's been grilled over stupid stuff, flag pins, patriotism, and the statements of his former pastor (incidentally, I'm of the opinion that Rev. Wright was largely correct in his criticism of US policy as it related to 9/11). Meanwhile, McCain has been given a free ride by the media. Despite the scrutiny on Obama, and the lack thereof on McCain, the polls are still very close, with some polls showing Obama ahead in key states. Obama has proven himself quite capable of weathering harsh criticism and coming out ahead. I think that bodes very well for the general. If all of Obama's dirty laundry has been aired already, and he's gotten past it, then what does McCain have left to attack? Plus, what happens when the spotlight shines on McCain and his numerous skeletons?

I think we're going to do very well in November.