Okay, it might be a little early to start writing that political obituary, but from where I'm sitting, the omens are against him, the cards are stacked and not in his favor, the gods are not smiling, the ... [insert own metaphor here].
But P.M. Carpenter over at Buzzflash.com, who almost always has an incisive -- and insightful -- analysis, says so in his Republican Turmoil and Democratic Unity column today:
...disunity was the only way the Dems could lose this thing; or, put in starker, far bleaker terms, the only way the GOP's John McCain could win.Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part, but maybe Carpenter is right, and we are witnessing the inevitable unraveling of the three-part "coalition of the chilling" that made up the Rethug party.
And that's no hyperbole, especially when you stop to ponder that even that phrase -- "the GOP's John McCain" -- ranges from the dubious to laughter-provoking. For the man's own party is still unsure if it wants him or even claims him.
Here's hoping that he's right. And even if he isn't, that delicious feeling of anticipation that his analysis brings is something to celebrate in its own right.