Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Obama Effect?

There's talk of an "Obama Effect," much like the infamous Bradely Effect, hitting the airwaves and internets. The thinking is that McCain will miraculously overcome his 6-7 point deficit (according to RealClear averages) on election day and edge out a win. Right-wing pundits - who will remain nameless - feel as though the vast majority of undecideds will go McCain next Tuesday.

Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations. Even when Obama holds a commanding lead in the polls, people still think he can't win. It's as if the Republicans are banking on racism to get their guy in the White House.

It looks to me that Obama has it in the bag as long as marginalized voters turn out. Oh, and he needs the lazy vote to turn out as well. By "lazy" I'm referring to college kids, hippies, hipsters, etc. A good turnout next Tuesday should spell victory for Obama.

In the meantime, I will have to see if it's viable for us to sneak out of the house with the baby for Obama's rally here in COMO. She may have to forgoe her bath, sleep, and warmth to see the next president of the United States.

Hopefully, I'll have more on that later this week.

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