Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Down the stretch

The race is essentially over. The chance of McCain winning in every state he needs to win is so small that it's almost impossible. Yesterday, Mark Leibovich in the New York Times compared the scenario to a football play. He wrote, "Few spectacles are more satisfying than seeing a football player strutting toward the end zone, only to be tackled out of nowhere at the 1-yard line, causing a humiliating fumble." Today, the Obama campaign released its own sports analogy:

Learning to fly

Yesterday on NPR, Melissa Block interviewed black voters in St. Louis to hear what they thought about the opportunity to vote for a black person for president. The story ended with one man describing a text message he had received from a friend. The message read: "Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked, so Obama could run. Obama is running so our children could fly."