Barack Obama, gunning for a national landslide, now leads in four states won by President Bush in 2004 and is essentially tied with John McCain in two other Republican red states, according to new AP-GfK battleground polling.
The results help explain why the Democrat is pressing his money and manpower advantages in a slew of traditionally GOP states, hoping not just for a win but a transcendent victory that remakes the nation's political map. McCain is scrambling to defend states where he wouldn't even be campaigning if the race were closer.
This is what happens when the Republicans nominate a liberal.
They get their collective ass kicked. The Democrats are the liberal party. By nominating a liberal, the Republicans have made themselves irrelevant.
The only small government party in this country is the Libertarian Party.
If small government Republicans can not retake their party, the Republicans are going to join the Whigs in the historical dustbin.
An Obama presidency, combined with Democratic control of congress, is going to result in a tremendous economic setback for this country.
And it's largely the Republicans' fault for letting it happen. They failed to provide any real alternative. The only defense of McCain from even hardcore Republicans is that he's' "not as bad as Obama." That is insufficient.
The Libertarian Party is in a position to make massive gains in the aftermath of the impending economic debacle ahead.
The question is whether or not small government Republicans try to rebuild the rotting infrastructure within their crumbling party, or join the party that actually supports their limited government philosophy.
It is the same choice faced by those on a sinking ship with plenty of lifeboats. Go down with it, or jump the hell off a ship that no longer serves its intended purpose.