Let’s assume for a start that no catastrophic issue worse than Jeremiah Wright will affect Obama from now until November. I’m betting he will be president. Well, I’m not officially gambling but I’m saying he will be. I don’t buy the view that America will never elect a black President. For a start, the rednecks elected Bobby Jindal. And secondly, the percentage of people saying America is ready for a black president stands at 81%, about 20% higher than at the start of this election.
Anyway, here are the latest reasons why:
1) Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr formally jumped into the White House race Monday as a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. He’ll split the Republican libertarian vote.
2) Ron Paul isn’t going away and his supporters keep trying to reclaim the Republican party. This year the Democrats are more united than the Republicans.
3) George Bush, the most unpopular president in American history, is more damaging to McCain than Jeremiah Wright is to Barack Obama. All Democrats have to do is keep linking them together, putting McCain in a fix. If he tries to distance himself too much from Bush, he loses hardcore Republicans, if he doesn’t, he loses independents.
Update: 4) Travis Childers has won Mississipi. He was linked very heavily to Obama by the Republicans.
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