In the days before the conventions begin, Obama has taken a solid lead in Minnesota, leads outside the margin of error in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, and he is within 2% in red Florida, North Carolina, Nevada.
In a surprise move, the Obama campaign has asked that the Florida and Michigan delegates to the Democratic convention be seated with full votes, embracing the Clinton camp and underlining the inevitability of his nomination.
Simply said, my mother would have voted for Obama to keep her promise to the future, "for the sake of the kids. I hope that many of those in Florida, and elsewhere, planning to vote for McCain think again.
Obama is strong in the Rockies and weak in the Appalachians. His map is tilted to the west. He may well win Col. and even Nev. in the general election but how does that balance against Ohio, Penn. Fl.?
A rash of polls this week show strong continuing support for Clinton, her besting McCain in vital states where Obama is weak. She polled better in FL, of course, but also in NC, where Obama trounced her this month.