(CNN) - That’s probably not the best way to put it, but in elections they have lost, Democrats often look back and view August as a wasted or just plain horrible month.
In 2004, for example, John Kerry led most national polls heading into August; his biggest lead was in the five-point range. But by early September, some surveys had President Bush up by as many as 10 points.
The Democratic collapse of 20 years ago is the stuff of legend. Michael Dukakis was up 17 points in some national polling after his July convention, but that lead started to fade in August and in the end Dukakis won just 10 states.
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no they are just haunted by all the mccain lies.
If you believe in curses, then you probably believe John McCain does not lie in his TV ads.
Obama is TOAST folks.....too much baggage...... read his book Audacity of hope carefully. Some paragraphs will curl your hair.
Salt Lake City
I think the republican party has figured that a certain percentage of the American voting public are so emotional and lets face it – lacking the ability to reason that it has been concluded if you say something enough they will believe it.
Say your opponent is rich, elite, unpatriotic and unfeeling. Yet, he is only worth 1/3 what you are worth some 167 million combined with 7 houses. If you say it enough people will believe it even if its not true; the republicans have repeated there baseless attacks over and over and after the fact the American public becomes aware that they were deceived or lied to about that person character but the American public have a terribly short memory.
We want to be first in the world and this is how we pick our President.
Check out this new VP Candidate..he is perfect for the job:
Chet Edwards – (D) Texas
This race has not changed that much. Your own polll of polls has been in the one to seven point Obama lead range since the nominees were known. For a race without an incumbent there should be no expectation of a huge Senator Obama lead. The underlying theme that Obama is underperforming is greatly exagerated.
It is just simple we not going to vote for someone who vote for war,or some one who doesn't know how many house he has truely maccain is out of touch
Obama favors Islam/Muslim the proof is in his books...read it folks.
Obama hides from every one on one debate and refuses to do town hall meetings because when you take the prepared speech and teleprompter away Obama is lost. Does he really think the American people are going to elect him reading everything? How dumb does he think we are?
Rock on Obama! You are the cult of personality and your supporters hate everyone who does not fit your mold of a perfect society.
"mccain who is too anxious to get us into another war"
But what about Obama? 3 of 4 caes he is war president too!
Iraq – bring most troops home.
Afganistan – send more troups – like McCain
Israel/Palestine – support Israel – like McCain
Iran – "no options off the table" – like McCain
Do Obama supoporters just close their eyes to this?
This is totally different then when Dukakis ran. The polls are incorrect as they can only do landline. The race will end with Obama as the winner by a larger margin than predicted. People are finally seeing what a despicable man McCain truly is
IF the Hillary Clinton supporters vote for John McCain JUST because Barack Obama beat her in the primararies, they will get what they deserve, and will deepen the hard feelings that most men have about women.
Grow up. She lost. Join her to defeat McHouse, don't help defeat Obama because you want her to run in 2012.
Bill Clinton is the main reason she isn't the nominee. He did her in in more ways than one.
Vote for Obama. He can't allow McCain to get another house...the White House.
Yes, the curse is pundits saying there's a curse.
It's all part of the media political game. Obama is doing fine and he will win in november. We elect president based on electoral votes not by popular vote. Obama is ahead in most battlegroud states and running strongly in some republican stronghold.
By the way, i am very disappointed of CNN biased coverage against Obama. CNN is loosing credibility cause of journalist like Brown Campbell.
Actually I can't decide which nutjobs I find funniest, McCain's, Clinton's, or Obama's. They're all pretty sad in their own way.
"Bob in LA" said it best, and I agree. When all this reaches a boiling point on election Tuesday, there will be people out there who go into the booth and vote AGAINST Obama and not necessarily FOR McCain, for the main reason that they feel in their heads and their hearts, posing the question: Is America ready for a black president? That is what it will really come down to......a "not in my house" choice. Sad but true.
Why don't you people get a life
john king and cnn you could only hope obama falls BUT THIS IS AUGUST wait till after convension then maybe cnn will start reporting truth about bush mcain rather be up by 2 to 6 than mcain caint even rember how many houses he owns give me a break cnn you probabll want four more years of bush but let me tell you THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL WAKE UP august poll dont mean dam thing vov fourth will tell the tell CAINT WAIT TO ESCORT BUSH OUT OF OUR HOUSE
obama will win no matter what
The only reason this article exists is because the Republicans we're all upset that McCain wasn't getting any media attention because in all reality, few care about G W Bush's fill-in.
I'm not a Democrat. I'm not a Republican.
Obama will win this election, because he's the right one for the next 4-8 years.