Rasmussen today reported that its daily tracking poll shows Obama and McCain tied.
Meanwhile, Newsweek has Obama up only 3%, within the margin of error, so calls the race a dead heat and draws attention to the lost glow of the Avatar of Hope.
This development does not surprise SWNID, though it is happening much faster than we thought it might.
Obama's charisma remains formidable, as does the electorate's desire for a break from Republicans. But the sad fact for Democrats is the conservatives have the best side of the issues and McCain has the best resume.