Things are just not going well for the "Hope" and "Change" candidate Barack Obama. The democrats are becoming increasingly nervous and with stories like the ones below, its easy to see why:
Prominent Clinton Backer Set To Endorse McCain- This is from CNN's Political Ticker:
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.
Forester will “campaign and help him through the election,” the spokesman said of her plans to help the Republican presidential nominee.
Man, this guy cannot catch a break can he? What's interesting to me about this announcement is who Lynn Forester de Rothschild represents, she represents older white women who have not taken a shine with Obama. There are a lot of women out there like this and they are growing by the day thanks to Sarah Palin. If Obama cannot beat McCain among women he is toast, he needs women and it looks like he isn't going to get enough of them.
It's Close In New Jersey - Look, I don't think McCain is actually going to win this state, but what this represents is that he cannot close the deal with white women and white blue collar voters. According to Marist College Institute For Public Opinion Poll Obama leads 48% to 45% . If Obama is going to have to start defending these solidly blue states there will be nothing to stop the bleeding. He doesn't have enough money to do the 50 state strategy he wants and this does not help matters. Even with the hollywood fundraisers, that campaign is bleeding money and we are still close to 50 days from the election.
Obama Is Losing On Economic Issues- Perhaps I should have led with this story because this is truly telling. According to Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll John McCain is leading on "who do you trust more with the economy" by 49% to 45%! This is huge because this is the one advantage Obama has had and it has evaporated. While the democrats gleefully celebrate bad economic news perhaps it is time for a new strategy. McCain is leading on leadership, experience, foreign affairs and now the economy? Oh is the democratic party wishing for Hillary Clinton about now...
Final Thoughts- Though much of McCain's recent success is attributed to Sarah Palin, I would argue that though that is true something else is occurring here. Obama is failing and badly. The Republicans waiting until late summer to start slamming this guy and he does not know how to handle it. His campaign has been disjointed and poorly managed. Yes McCain is doing well, but what's truly shocking is how badly Obama is starting to flounder...