It is reported that events of the last week or so have caused Obama to forge into a lead in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. McCain’s big gambles, i.e. his vice presidential choice and “suspending” his campaign last week, are cited as leading causes of the decline. There is now dissatisfaction with Palin and there are questions about McCain’s ability to lead through this crisis.
It cannot be good news to McCain that the Bush administration has this week been implicated in criminal conduct associated with the firing of the U.S. Attorneys for purely political purposes and an ensuing coverup. While there is too little information for any charges to be brought, a highly accusatory report has been published by the Justice Department Inspector General.