On the morning of November 7, the day after the election, regardless who wins this race, we will work together to heal our divisions, inspire all Americans to join together, and despite any differences, as our founding fathers wrote, "form a more perfect union."
The reality is that Obama's current standing -- and the rush to blame it on tactical failures -- could be predicted months ago based on structural factors. His approval ratings largely reflect a poor economy.
Sarah Palin seems to have convinced herself that making it through one vice-presidential debate without doing any further damage to her reputation now gives her sufficient standing to question Barack Obama's everything.
What Obama's campaign does that is different is to ask canvassers and callers to personally take a stake in making a difference in the leanings of voters. Quite simply it is predicated on the very questionable statistical significance of one human influencing another.