THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN A “DEBACLE”? That seems highly exaggerated to me. I do think a lot of the air that the media pumped into the Obama balloon is leaking out, but that just means that Obama has to step up, and get more specific beyond “hope, change, and opposing the Iraq War in 2002.”

I expect that the Hillary diehards will make one last push for her, though. Meanwhile, some thoughts on that Zogby poll.

UPDATE: Lindsay Beyerstein: “John McCain is gaining in the polls nationally, according to several independent measures. . . . As one of my colleagues pointed out, the Rasmussen daily tracking poll through the last week gives Obama a stable 1 to 2 point lead over the past two weeks. Still not good news, but also more reason to question the validity of the Zogby results.”