Thursday, September 18, 2008
The good Dr. Monkerstein and other noted political pundits told us to be calm when the polls indicated a dead heat. They told us that the bounce that brought McCain and Palin to a dead heat with Obama and Biden was typical of what happens after a convention-- a five point bump.
They were, of course, right. The latest New York Times/CBS poll puts Obama back at the 48% to 43% lead he had going into the conventions.
What's more, people are realizing with the economy in a mess and the banking industry in a meltdown, it might be nice to have a guy who is pretty damned smart as president. You know-- someone who graduated from Harvard, was the first African-American to be the editor for the Harvard Law Review, etc.
Or maybe you thought a guy who graduated 894th in his class of 899 at West Point might have the smarts to do the job. Hell, he'll have the help of a woman who was governor for two years of a state of about a half million people.
By the way, that's about the size of Obama's district was when was an Illinois State Senator. But hey, he's inexperienced, you know.