Obama's strong surge in Michigan, combined with McCain's withdrawal and voters' desire to punish the party in power, is tipping the scales in favor of down-ticket Democrats, whose victories will alter the power balance in Washington.
I can understand why a whole lot of people who grew up in small town America, just as I did, really, really like Sarah Palin. But please, oh great white hunters of the Republican leadership, did you think we were morons?
McCain has begun running general election ads in an impressive list of swing states, providing in effect a battle map of states the GOP believes are in play. Missouri and Michigan near the top of the list.