Seriously. The RNC just ended: what did people expect? Anyway, Rasmussen just put out a bunch of swing state polls and... we're pretty much where we were two weeks ago. Leading in Colorado, down a couple of points in Ohio and Florida, tied in Virginia.
This is why the election of Ted Strickland is so important. I couldn't believe that with our guys in the governor's mansion, knowing full well that the Repigs were going to pull this - even knowing the exact mechanism, that we wouldn't be able to stop it.
Unlikely - they don't have any African Americans on their bench, and when they DO use them that way it's to win over white people. Black voters are more cohesive as a general rule, and consequently more sophisticated than the average voter - you wouldn't have scores of them moving to McCain for the sake of a token.
"Oh look - it's Clarence Thomas again" is about the response you'd get.
Except that black voters are fairly cohesive, and consequently more sophisticated than the average voter. If the Republicans did that, it would be to give WHITE voters the option of making history with their team - black voters wouldn't be fooled. Republicans pull this shit with them all the time - Clarence Thomas was a running joke in the AA community from the word go.
But he made that statement about a "high-tech lynching" and white politicians quailed. I think what's going on now has more in common with that then people think.
I think you are watching a different election than the rest of us are. If you're talking about how the initial attacks on Sarah Palin were so offensive and so over the top that it created a huge backlash, you're going to have to do better than an inside baseball article by Marc Ambider.
You're buying the Republican spin - next you're going to say "and Obama saying that Wasillia wasn't cosmopolitan enough for him was stupid too."