W on Top. Kerry faces dark Labor Day.
The Blogosphere is electricified by this Time poll that shows Bush 52%, Kerry 41% (Nader 3%). With so little time left it looks like it's W's race to lose. Kerry cannot come back on his own. He has to run a fantastic, flawless campaign while Bush has to implode in the next 8 weeks. Needless to say, it's unlikely.
Over at the Democratic Underground they are torn between panic, recrimination, self-righteous indignation, deperate hope, and canibalism.
And Kerry still has to face attacks on his trips to Paris to negotiate with the North Vietnamese. And his 20 year Senate record. The Republicans will stay on the attack and keep him off balance for the next few weeks. If Kerry wants to stay in the race he needs to deflect the attacks and launch a counter-attack. Otherwise, he's toast, Dukakis-style.
Update: It was inevitable. DUers have seen the handwriting on the wall for Kerry. Rather than face the reality that this man is a terrible campaigner they have started insulting the intelligence and integrity of the American voter.
"Why do we seem to be the only developed nation in the world where so many people are just so ignorant, misinformed, and sometimes just downright nasty?"
Anybody wanna bet how long before they start questioning the value of democracy itself?