An Election Day rout?

I know it’s not in our nature to feel sanguine about the election, but I think it’s starting to become clear that it is almost certainly going to be a blowout.  Or at least, an Obama/Democratic victory by a comfortable margin.  Now, it might be preferable for people to stay nervous and as motivated as possible to get out the vote… but read this (from Politico) and try to imagine how this story concludes with a McCain victory.  (fivethirtyeight.com now gives McCain a 3.7% chance of victory, btw.)

Blame game: GOP forms circular firing squad:

With despair rising even among many of John McCain’s own advisers, influential Republicans inside and outside his campaign are engaged in an intense round of blame-casting and rear-covering — much of it virtually conceding that an Election Day rout is likely….

These public comments offer a whiff of an increasingly acrid behind-the-scenes GOP meltdown — a blame game played out through not-for-attribution comments to reporters that operatives know will find their way into circulation.

I’m trying to allow myself to enjoy this and just indulge in the sheer pleasure of some of the details: the Michelle Bachmann self-immolation, Palin’s shopping spree, etc. (something new almost every day)

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