4th and Long for McCain: Is Obama’s Day Here at Last?

As far as I’m concerned, if McCain calls in sick to tonight’s debate, he may as well forfeit the election. Clearly not fit to serve. I invite any and all arguments to the contrary. Here’s a samplling from the mighty blogosphere:

Kristol: McCain’s Choice
Dionne: The Photo McCain Wanted
Krugman: Demolition accomplished
Spike Lee: ‘Punk Move’
Mark Kleiman: Tick-tock on a train wreck
Slate: First Palin, Then Campaign Suspension. What Now?
Starting Gate: Five Questions For Tonight’s Debate
faboo mama: Timeline of Another McCain Publicity Stunt

In late-breaking news, the McCain campaign says that — hey, hey! — the GOPs candidate for disaster president will make it at last! Never mind the drama, ol’ McSame still really does want to be president. McCain / Obama Debate @ Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi 9 p.m. EDT on nine networks. If you’ll be watching online, I recommend C-Span and Twitter’s new Election microsite.

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Obama’s Post-Convention Bounce

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I won’t say we’re off to the races just yet… While McCain’s Sarah Palin debacle may help inflate Obama’s numbers in the near term, you can be sure the GOP has some nasty nasty tricks up its sleeve come October. Still, Gallup’s latest tracking poll sure looks good, as do the latest Gallup/USAToday polling numbers:

The new survey shows Americans settling into their choices. Twenty-one percent of registered voters say they either haven’t decided or might change their minds. In a USA TODAY Poll before the convention, 30% were swing voters.

Among other findings:

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Baracky II: The Movie

Excellent work once again…. Baracky takes to the streets, this time — he’s gunning for McCain after conquering the Clinton machine. Can’t wait for Baracky III 🙂