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Remember Charles Babington? He's the genius at the AP who wrote the piece claiming Obama didn't offer any specifics in his state of the union address convention acceptance speech, the one which led Olbermann to say on air:

Mr. Babington got the length of the speech wrong by at least 7 minutes. And this is analysis that will be printed in many, many newspapers, hundreds of them around the country. It is analysis that strikes me as having born no resemblance to the speech you and I just watch. None whatsoever. And for it to be distributed by the lone national news organization in terms of wire copy to newspapers around the country and websites is a remarkable failure of that news organization.

Charles Babington. Find. New. Work.

Well, unfortunately for everyone (except John McCain), Babington is still a worthless hack. Witness his latest masterpiece, posted Saturday morning:

Obama looks to regain momentum in debate series


WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrat Barack Obama, the three presidential debates that begin Friday are a chance to halt John McCain's momentum, re-establish his image as a refreshing political force and make his case against a third straight Republican presidential term.

Remember, this wasn't written last week, when, you know, McCain led in the polls. This past week, given Wall Street's collapse, Palin's popularity collapse, and McCain's credibility collapse, the numbers have long ago started moving back in Obama's direction. From our own tracking poll:

There's Gallup:

And heck, let's look at all the polls combined in the composite:

But Babington is apparently caught in a time warp, or perhaps is living his own private Groundhog Day, reliving September 9 over and over again. Because that's the only way one could explain his utter immunity to the flood of negative news suffered by McCain and Palin the last week, and the empirical evidence (via polling) showing that momentum has already, as of late last week, shifted dramatically in Obama's direction.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 02:40 PM PDT.

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