Saturday, July 26, 2008

THE MYTH OF A TOSS-UP ELECTION, Crystal Ball, U.Va.

THE MYTH OF A TOSS-UP ELECTION, Crystal Ball, U.Va.
Barack Obama is not a national hero like Dwight Eisenhower, and George Bush is no Harry Truman. But if history is any guide, and absent a dramatic change in election fundamentals or an utter collapse of the Obama candidacy, John McCain is likely to suffer the same fate as Adlai Stevenson.

Abramowitz is a professor of political science at Emory University. Mann is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. Sabato is a professor of politics at the University of Virginia and director of its Center for Politics.