7 weeks ago, I put an interactive electoral map on my blog. It's time to look at it again, with the election just 11 days away. Check out the new version by clicking here. By most pollsters' predictions, it will take a small miracle for McCain to overcome Obama's lead. The original map from September 4th is below.
But first...I wrote this on August 29th, the day Palin was announced as McCain's VP choice:
"I’m a little shocked that anyone thinks this is anything but a desperate, kneejerk response to trying to court Hillary supporters. Seriously: mayor of a small town, former beauty pageant runner-up, and governor of one of the smallest states (population-wise) in the country? This will energize the conservatives but I think will push the moderates to the left. She seems like a spunky, cool person with strong convictions which is great, but…prepared to be a heartbeat away from leading the most powerful nation in the world?
This isn’t Dan Quayle– remember that Quayle won one election. Folks, this is Adm. James Stockdale, Perot’s VP choice in 1992: in my opinion, a deal-breaker."
Almost two months later, I kind of feel like maybe I was right.