The 2008 election will polarize around Obama in the same way that 2004 polarized around Bush. That's because Obama is a cultural icon. But so are Tom Cruise and Britney Spears. The danger to this celebrity strategy is that it's rendering Obama's trump card -- partisan contrast and "Bush's third term" -- irrelevant. Once someone is knocked off a pedastal as high as Obama's is, the fall is so hard that it doesn't matter that "the other guy is worse."
Keep throwing shit at the horse, Patrick. But it didn't work for the Clintons and it doesn't seem to be working for McCain. Since the general election started, it's been a walk-over for the Democrat, in my view.
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