From the Corner:
This is an amazing race. The incumbent president has approval ratings somewhere between Robert Mugabe and the ebola virus. The economy is supposedly on the brink of global Armageddon. McCain has only $80 million to spend, while Obama’s burning through $600 mil as fast as he can, and he doesn’t really need to spend a dime given the wall-to-wall media adoration. And tonight Chris Matthews’ doctors announced that his leg tingle has metastasized leaving his entire body like a vibrating cellphone whose ringtone is locked on “I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy.” And yet an old cranky broke loser is within two or three points of the King of the World. Strange.
It is strange. With all of Obama’s advantages, this should be a landslide victory for him. And yet McCain is still hanging in this race. That should make the left very nervous. Could Obama still get a convincing victory over McCain? Of course. It would be foolish to overestimate McCain’s ability to close the gap between himself and Obama. But making the country take another look at Obama before the election next Tuesday can only improve McCain’s chances of pulling off the upset victory.