Stanley Fish is as listless as I am:

The lines of battle are predictable and are unlikely to change from now to November. Obama will try to tie McCain to the war’s beginning, McCain will emphasize Obama’s inexperience in military matters, and each will move closer to the other on the question of troop withdrawals. Obama will promise (almost) universal health care and McCain will tout the wonders of the free enterprise system. Both will claim to be a better friend of the environment than the other and both will chide the outgoing president for fiscal irresponsibility. In short, a familiar party-line struggle that won’t look all that different from what we saw in 2004. Where’s the excitement?

My different sense of how far we've actually come is here.

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