Obama’s Polling Slip Explained; McCain Campaign Picks Veep

After an extensive search (re-enacted to left by GOP volunteers) John McCain has picked his running mate. He’ll announce his choice tomorrow, after the DNC is over. So I’ve put together a quick mini-poll for who it will be. Vote fast — the poll expires at 11:00 a.m. eastern time, when McCain is scheduled to make his announcement.

Meanwhile, NAPP Readers suggest that Obama’s formerly impressive lead in popular vote polling has declined because of popular perception of his inexperience more than anything else. Despite four “other” votes, I only got one response offering an “other” reason for the decline in poll numbers — a Reader suggested that near-equilibrium in partisan preference is the normal state of affairs, and the real question should have been why Obama was leading in the first place. I think I can answer that — novelty, change, Bush-weariness, and enhanced media coverage of the Democrats as opposed to the McCain campaign, which after all did lock things up back in February of 1893.

Oh, and while you’re at it, sign up for fantasy football, too!

Burt Likko

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