No Time to Go Wobbly

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Oct 05, 2008 10:12 PM
The new Denver Post poll finds McCain and Obama tied at 44% in Colorado.  Last month, Obama led by three points, 45% to 42%.  The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon -- one of the firms that tends to get it right.

The press and the Democrats want everyone to believe this is a done deal, and Barack is the certain winner.  If Republicans become dispirited, they figure, it'll be easier to win a race that everyone agrees is going to be close -- and they'll benefit from the "bandwagon effect," whereby people flock to go with a "winner."

But the truth is that a lot remains up in the air.  Fully eight percent of Coloradans haven't made a decision yet -- and they're not alone.  This last month is crucial, and as Margaret Thatcher famously said, this is no time to go wobbly.