It would be easy to give up right now because the sound of defeat seems to be ringing in our ears. However, things may not be as bad as they seem.
This from RedState.
This from Townhall. (Yes, I know. I'm not always wild about Coulter's approach, but she is insightful.)
And this from Hot Air.
I mentioned the way this campaign is starting to look like the last few rounds of a boxing match a few days ago. I think the little pieces of the strategy are starting to fall into place. The last thing is the market. If that will settle down, McCain can launch fully into the FannieMae/FreddieMac connection without looking like he's being "erratic" (which is how it would look right now).
UPDATE: My wife and I just watched the comments from both candidates at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Charity Dinner. Both were funny, but I think McCain had the edge. He has quite a schtick going when he does those townhall meetings, and it should tonight with his deadpan delivery. That's not to say Obama wasn't also quite funny, particularly when he noted that his political views resembled Alfred E. Smith's and his ears, Alfred E. Newman's. He made a few comments that clearly seemed to make the audience (mostly Manhattan deomcrats) a bit uncomfortable. McCain applauded Obama's good lines, and Obama occasionally acknowledge when McCain had delivered a good one as well. Both gave gracious closing statements.
You know, many of us (perhaps most of us) don't dislike Obama. We just think he's so profoundly wrong on the basics. Given some of his stances and associations, we have reason to wonder about his character. While I will never vote for him (based on his dismal prolife voting record, his clear preference for socialistic methodology, and his penchant for liberation theology), he would do himself a favor by clearing the air, unless he really does have something to hide.