"...One week into the general election, the polls show a dead heat. But many presidential scholars doubt that John McCain stands much of a chance, if any.
Historians belonging to both parties offered a litany of historical comparisons that give little hope to the Republican. Several saw Barack Obama’s prospects as the most promising for a Democrat since Roosevelt trounced Hoover in 1932.
“This should be an overwhelming Democratic victory,” said Allan Lichtman, an American University presidential historian who ran in a Maryland Democratic senatorial primary in 2006. Lichtman, whose forecasting model has correctly predicted the last six presidential popular vote winners, predicts that this year, “Republicans face what have always been insurmountable historical odds.” His system gives McCain a score on par with Jimmy Carter’s in 1980..." (Source)
My first reaction to this article was 'Good! It'll be a Dem-controlled White House AND Congress and there will be no more Blame Bush.' Wouldn't it almost be worth the sacrifice to be spared their infantile placards and frothing rants?! BUT, then my smile is replaced with a grimace when I remember why these elections are so important --when the ONE thing the President does that actually matters...SCOTUS.
The Supreme Court nominees ensure that I never exercise a protest vote or abstain from a general election. Damn life-time appointments!