Oh, great. Not! Just what I didn't want to read at the end of an otherwise splendid sunny warm rainless Oregon day. Nate Silver's overview of where the presidential race stands.
Following another day of strong polling on Tuesday, Mitt Romney advanced into the best position in the FiveThirtyEight forecast since the party conventions.
...The forecast model is not quite ready to jump on board with the notion that the race has become a literal toss-up; Mr. Romney will need to maintain his bounce for a few more days, or extend it into high-quality polls of swing states, before we can be surer about that.
But we are ready to conclude that one night in Denver undid most of the advantage Mr. Obama had appeared to gain in September.
Ninety freakin' minutes. Of free TV time with 60 million people watching. How Obama could blow his opportunity so badly is mystifying.
Yeah, my personal reaction was that Obama did OK. Unfortunately, most voters disagreed. Biden, you'd better nail Ryan to the political wall on Thursday night.
If you don't, I may need an anti-depressant up through election day. And if Romney somehow wins, for the following four years.