The ABC/Washington Post poll to cheer you up:
The poll found that, among likely voters, Obama now leads McCain by 52 percent to 43 percent. Two weeks ago, in the days immediately following the Republican National Convention, the race was essentially even, with McCain at 49 percent and Obama at 47 percent.
On top of the economic mess, Peggy Noonan was right. I never thought I’d write that, but when she was caught on an open mic during the RNC, she said, “I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullshit about narratives. Every time the Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at, they blow it.”
Over the past two weeks, the percentage of independents with favorable views of Palin dropped from 60 percent to 48 percent. Among independent women, the decline was particularly sharp, going from 65 percent to 43 percent.
How can they present a narrative when their protagonist won’t talk to the press — and when she does, she comes off as a know-nothing doof?