Why Isn’t Obama Crushing McCain?

tschaller_lg.jpg Political Science Professor Tom Schaller

I hosted an Aug. 11 Salon political roundtable in which two prominent journalists and a Bush-Cheney campaign official discussed why Obama is not faring better in polls against presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain.
The conventional wisdom from left and right, Republicans and Democrats, is that this is going to be, or should be, a Democratic year. The president is unpopular. People are unhappy about the war. They’re nervous about the economy. And yet, at least here in the pre-convention period, we find ourselves with a relatively tight race.

Listen to a podcast of our conversation here.



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