Journalists love close elections. It’s good for business, and they’re more fun to cover. So it’s not surprising that most pundits, backed by most polls, are forecasting a close presidential election this fall between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.
I think they’re wrong. I think we’re headed for a blowout.
He then goes on to talk about two scenarios, with vague and obtuse comparisons with elections past; one in which Obama wins by a big margin and another where a certain turn of events might hand McCain a big victory. One could debate the validity of these arguments but his concluding lines are what make it interesting:
...McCain’s success is captive to events. Obama controls his own destiny.
Which guy would you rather be?
Indeed!P.S. The title comes from the poem, Invictus by the English poet, William Ernest Henley.