A lot of people are understandably taking this caesura in the campaign to reserve judgment on either nominee. This makes sense to me. We're exhausted from the Clinton-Obama melodrama and the dynmaics of a McCain-Obama contest are not yet clear. I find myself wanting to take a few steps back, look at the world again, review the candidates and wait a while before re-engaging too passionately. The situation in Iraq is, for my part, the biggest factor. It's very fluid and dynamic and different (in largely good ways) than this time last year. This prompts - or should prompt - re-thinking. And when you re-think, you're not ready to commit to either man yet. 

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