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The Incomparable GG sums up the one overriding reason Obama (I am assuming he is the nominee) may easily lose to grandpa McCain in November.

The entire article is good as usual, but this quote really struck me:

By all rights, John McCain -- leading proponent of one of the most unpopular wars ever and tied at the hip to one of the most unpopular administrations in modern American history -- should be 20 points behind in the polls, at least. But he isn't. He is typically tied or even sometimes ahead. Why? Because the Cult of Personality constructed around him -- just as was true for George Bush -- remains largely unchallenged, while the right-wing/media monster demolishes the personality and character of the Democratic candidates. Until that changes, it doesn't matter how enthusiastically voters embrace the position papers of Democrats. The Right will continue to dominate our national elections irrespective of how vehement Americans reject their political positions and ideology, because these vapid themes predominate instead. Drudge Rules the Media World. Ignoring that reality or wishing it weren't so doesn't make it go away.

The entire article is here:http://www.salon.com/...

Originally posted to mcrowther on Wed Apr 16, 2008 at 11:53 AM PDT.

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