According to the RealClearPolitics.com poll of polls, with less than 60 days until election day John McCain has gained a very slight lead over Barack Obama. Meanwhile, Intrade.com still shows Obama with a slight, but declining, lead.
Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, and Ralph Nader are still way behind.
I find it ironic that the VP choice who caused me to stop supporting McCain has caused him to take the lead in the polls. I guess America loves Rush Limbaugh in a skirt.
This little nugget from Politico makes me wonder what the Obama campaign is thinking:
Honing an “us versus them” battle cry, Obama is positioning himself as the champion of the working class.Didn't John Kerry and Al Gore try this already? Remember Gore's "people versus the powerful" theme in 2000? How'd that work out? Here's how this tactic always plays out:
Democrats: "people versus the powerful/us versus them"If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then Democratic presidential candidates are insane.
Republicans: "that's class warfare!"
Also, while voters currently prefer Obama over McCain on the economy in general, McCain has outflanked Obama on the public's top economic issue: energy prices. McCain is pushing coastal oil drilling and nuclear energy as a way to lower prices, and Obama simply doesn't have a response.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled housing bust.