Posted June 28, 2008 7:00 AM -- The Swamp -- Baltimore Sun
By Paul West
Barack Obama is on his way to a blowout victory this fall, if you believe recent polling that shows him leading John McCain by 15 percentage points.
Big, summertime leads in presidential contests can vanish, though. Comparisons are already being drawn with 1988 Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis, who looked like a mortal lock after he bounced, in late July, to a 17-point advantage over George H. W. Bush.
Obama could lose, too, if he can't make a convincing case to millions of undecided voters who regard him as a stranger, despite the fact that his name and face are recognized around the world.
how he could lose
We know the trivia, but what's behind the word CHANGE?
I just know 'vote for change.' I don't know what change. I know there has been a lot of media coverage, but I'm still waiting for the meat of it.