I was reading something Wretchard wrote at The Belmont Club and came across this comment:
Inasmuch as the economy is in the toilet and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are unwon, all the math is pointing toward the Democrat winning.Obama has one little problem. He doesn't do unscripted.
He also has a little problem of saying things and then retracting them. Or his advisers say things and get thrown under the bus. Or he needs a tool and throws granny under the bus.
After a while people begin to notice.
A lot of Clintonites find McCain acceptable. Iraq is certainly a problem, but maybe the Democrats have misdiagnosed it. Maybe the problem was not the war, but that at one time there seemed to be no prospect to establish a self governing Iraq. With at least the prospect in hand Americans might be willing to see it through if the costs don't rise too much.
And the economy? Definitely on shaky ground. What does Obama promise? To raise taxes. I don't see how that helps.
Cross Posted at Classical Values