In spite of reports that McCain's campaign is in serious trouble, some polls tell a different story. The gap between McCain's support and that of Obama appears to be shrinking. How can this be?
To this observer, the most likely explanation is that Obama is losing support as he moves toward the right. His vote on FISA is costing him, and although he was never a true progressive, some in the progressive base who decided to support him are beginning to wonder if they made a mistake.
Dissatisfaction among the Democratic base is not limited to Obama. Public approval of this Congress has dropped to only 9%. It is clear to me that Pelosi made a huge mistake by taking impeachment off the table and then refusing to change her position as additional evidence of Bush's crimes has accumulated. Now there are rumblings that she may finally be coming around. Could this be the shot of adrenaline needed to re-energize the Democratic base?
Imagine what could happen if impeachment was suddenly on the table, as it should have been all along, and Obama got behind it. This could be huge for his candidacy and would go a long way toward dispelling the doubts of many progressives. It seems that the Democratic Party would have little to lose and everything to gain by giving the American people what they want - impeachment.
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