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.