This is pretty much how McCain looked minutes after the first debate. If it was a boxing match, Obama would've been pushed into a neutral corner, "Canvasback" McCain given a ten count followed by CPR followed by Obama being up on murder one charges.
Virtually every poll out there, whether it's the NBC/WSJ, the CNN Opinion Research poll, or the always-suspect Gallup has Obama ahead of McCain by at least 6 percentage points (always factoring in for the usual 2-3% margin of error, of course).
Hm. Think maybe McCain's constant flipflopping, pandering, or his non sequitors is finally catching up to him? Or maybe his pert and perky running mate is proving to be, as we'd predicted, his lipsticked albatross?
Or maybe more of us have been exposed for so long to the possibility that we're about to elect the first African American president that we hardly think about reaching for the rope or our rifle, anymore.
Whatever. I won't bother live-blogging the debate but I guess I'll have to do my grim duty and watch this one since the Red Sox aren't playing and I'm too lazy to pair up my gym socks so I'll be weighing in between tonight and tomorrow morning with my impressions.
In the meantime, who's playing the McCain drinking game? Everytime he says "maverick", confuses Spain with Latin America, thinks we're down to pre-surge levels in Iraq, thinks Ahmadinejad is the sole dictator of Iran, says the election will be in January, that Shi'ite Iran is funding the Sunni al Qaeda and claims that Pakistan borders with Iraq, take a shot of Geritol. Maybe that'll keep you awake long enough to get all the way through the senior abuse to which we'll once again have to play witness.