Meanwhile, the McCain to Win contract has been surging (no pun intended). It started the week at $0.325 and is now at $0.36, up 10%.
These are significant moves in such tight markets. I'm not sure what is going on here. McCain was clobbered in the last news cycle with the glowing coverage of Obama's made-for-TV Europe jaunt. I think his latest round of ads have been shrill and immature. But something is happening to Obama. My wild ass guess is that the "Obama is already President" shtick is starting to wear a little thin. I certainly understand why the Obama campaign is pushing this strategy, but it runs the risk of making Obama seem massively arrogant and self-absorbed. When the Top Ten list on Letterman is "Top Ten Signs Obama is Overconfident," it might be time to dial back on the chin-jutting-into-history playacting and stop treating the actual election like a formality.