We’re less than a month away from the coming presidential election, and as a Democrat, I could not be happier.Â Virtually every poll tracking electoral college vote totals looks like election night will be an Obama block party and the insurgency of new Democratic voters from drawn out primary battle is showing dividends in down ticket races.Â Senator Elizabeth Dole is in serious trouble in North Carolina and the Minneapolis Star Triubune’s new poll puts Al Franken ahead of Norm Coleman for the first time.Â The Senate could be 59-41 in favor of Democrats (really 58-42 when Joe Lieberman gets kicked to the curb).
Over to our friends at Red County, Matt Cunningham has been working overtime to diss the Democrats and the Obama ticket.Â Just look at the topics of these posts on Matt’s Guns and Rosaries blog (after the jump):
Now consider that virtually every news organization and polling outfit caled the VP debate for Biden, that Palin wins after viewing the debate through red-colored glasses.Â Peggy Noonan wears them too and so does Rich Lowery.
Matt’s crowd count for yesterday’s Palin rally in Carson was twice as large as the estimate provided by the LA Times, and Matt is effusive in his adoration for Sarah Palin as a future star in the conservative wing of the Republican Party.Â Frankly, if she’s the best of what they have to offer for 2012, bring it on.Â The rally has less to do with making a play for California than it was to hit up the ATM that Republican candidates in California are known for.
Matt took exception to Steven Greenhut’s column where Steve referred to Palin’s family as ‘dysfunctional” calling the reference a cheap shot.Â I don’t think Steve is off base here because I think Steve meant it to go beyond the children to include Palin’s husband and sister and ex-brother-in-law.Â Every family has an Oprah side and a Springer side.
But there’s no mistaking with less than 30 days to go, Americans are increasing viewing Democrats as the party of change.Â With McCain and his surrogates going increasingly negative as they lose, you begin to get the sense the American people have finally had enough with the slash and burn campaigning techniques from the Atwater, Rove and Schmidt teams for once and all.