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Polls showing John McCain tied or even ahead of Barack Obama are stirring angst and second-guessing among some of the Democratic Party’s most experienced operatives, who worry that Obama squandered opportunities over the summer and may still be underestimating his challenges this fall.
“It’s more than an increased anxiety,” said Doug Schoen, who worked as one of Bill Clinton’s lead pollsters during his 1996 reelection and has worked for both Democrats and independents in recent years. “It’s a palpable frustration. Deep-seated unease in the sense that the message has gotten away from them.”
A major Democratic fundraiser described it a good bit more starkly after digesting the polls of recent days: “I’m so depressed. It’s happening again. It’s a nightmare.”
Adding to Democratic restlessness, McCain has largely neutralized some issue advantages that have long favored Democrats.
Originally posted by dgtempetoday, i ask you all to look within your soul, those of you who have kids, grandchildren,...... Do you all beleive things will prosper with McCain????
Originally posted by dgtempe
Well, ive been known to be wrong. I sure hope who ever is elected is the right choice.
We dont have another chance.
But i do respect both your opinions and welcome your input.
Who knows, huh?
Originally posted by centurion1211
The problem I have with your philosphy is that change for change's sake can also be very dangerous.
To call for Obama when you don't even know if you like or support him just because he supposedly represents change (Biden is change?) could easily end up the height of folly.
Originally posted by MrGrieves
reply to post by centurion1211
So they rather trust a fossil and a hockey mom? I agree in that Obama isn't the right man for the job, but having McCain and Palin running the country isn't anything to be happy about.