A Slightly Different Take Than Slinkerwink’s
Slinkerwink is mad as hell, and I understand where she’s coming from. Obama’s media strategy just isn’t as sharp as it should be, and it’s frustrating. I think we’re all ready for them to come up with something dramatic to shift the national conversation (I keep saying: I hope the Obama camp is pushing Powell for an endorsement, it would be HUGE news). Additionally, diaries that say SYFPH aren’t helpful. But ultimately this is an inside-the-blogosphere issue.
I frankly don’t know what to do anymore to influence the national narrative as a blogger, so I am refraining more from venting those frustrations. It’s not that I don’t have them, it’s just that there isn’t anything I can do. It’s 60-days now, it is what it is.
But I will say this: I am extremely nervous, yet hopeful. The fundamentals of this race absolutely still favor Obama. Win the Kerry states, add IA, NM (both will go blue) and CO (tighter), and we’ll win this election.
I also believe that Sarah Palin is a shiny new object and the press is in love. Like everything with the press, that won’t last. Her bounce, I mean, McCain’s bounce will fade.