Friday, May 2, 2008
Barack to Wright: You Sank My Battleship
There's a "buy gold" television commercial that says: "Sometimes you have only moments to react before a disaster." Well, in the case of Barack Obama, his moment came and went a long time ago. He "clung" on to Reverend Wright too long and Jeremiah Wright finally "Sank his Battleship" in a series of speeches over the last weekend. Now we can see the damage. In the above chart from the Gallup polling organization, the daily tracking poll shows, for the very first time, that John McCain has opened up a full 6 point lead over Barack Obama. That is well beyond any margin of error. Being fair, though, Wright isn't alone in Obama's woes. Obama did some of that on his own with his "clinging to guns and God message" at that far left fund raiser in San Francisco.
Now, I know what your thinking. You probably are saying "big deal...a single poll doesn't show a trend." Well, sorry, the Rasmussen daily tracking poll confirms this damage by Wright and the "clinging comment" with an identical 6 point lead; McCain over Obama (See Full Story).
So, now the Democrats have an apparent problem: A nominee who might not be able to win in November! The question will be if the Obama Campaign can overcome this damage. Another question will be if there is one or more "shoes" that are still left to be dropped. If so, you can expect Obama's "battleship" to stay in "Davy Jones' Locker!"