Obama is losing, he went from a nine point lead to dead even in a week according to the latest AP Poll . This against a doddering fossil like McCain is beyond disastrous. Part of this is due to the Republican slime machines steady ‘Obama.Is.A.Scarry.Black.Man.Who.Is.Too.Popular.And.Is.A.Communist. Muslim.Terrorist.’ drum beat. But part is, I think, due to Obama’s steady drift to the right, voting for FISA, supporting off shore drilling and vowing to expand the war in Afghanistan among others. Not exactly stands designed to energize the base. This begins to look like the same campaign tactics that worked so brilliantly for the Democrats in 2000 and 2004. The Democratic party and Obama seem to have definite suicidal tendencies.