Just as Al Gore found out the hard way that popularity doesn't equal the Oval Office, with all the recent hubbub over Citizen McCain and running mate Say-Pay's surge in the polls, the race still come downs to a state-by-state electoral breakdown and in that respect, Smooth Barack is still looking good.
Of course things are still in a post convention bounce flux but as Newsweek points out, the RealClearPolitics electoral map breaks down Smooth 273 and Citizen 265 and 270 gets the job done. By all measures, the race is incredibly close and Smooth has work to do to again seize the offense and keep all of his blue states blue. The comments to yesterday's post show a lot of anxiousness as every waits to see if this McCain/Say-Pay surge has capped or becomes the beginning of the end for the Smooth Barack-star tour.
Ol Ty, for one, thinks its the former since voter fickleness has proved to jump around in 'flavor of the minute' fashion, then fade away in 'what have you done for me lately' boredom. One thing I'm happy to see is Smooth getting more pointed with his stump speeches and not veering away from directly callin' out his opponent's jibber-jabber. We'll see what happens when the focus turns away from pitbulls and lipstick and back to unemployment, deficits and morgage meltdowns. Do the right thing, America.