It's happening because Obama is a polarizing candidate who has yet to connect with "middle america" voters, while McCain has a natural advantage with that constituency. Moreover, recent international events do not play to Obama's advantage.
Basically, in a year where generic Democrat wins by double digits in elections, Obama is tied for the presidency.
Wasn't "being right on day one" the reason Obama was better than "being ready to lead on day one" as Clinton suggested described herself? Well, now Obama's second in charge was "wrong from day one" on the "most important foreign policy blunder of our time?"
How the hell do you justify that pick?
I mean, I know how the Obama fans will. I just don't know how one employing reason can.
I've not cheated on my wife, let alone while she was fighting for her life (or in remission, as the reprobate Edwards suggests to mollify his guilt). I'd say that makes him a scumbag, but go ahead and justify/rationalize his behavior anyway you need to.
PS I was an Edwards guy in 2004 and 2008. So save me the speeches.