Janet Daley of the Telegraph thinks that McCain could beat Obama.
To European eyes (and to some American ones, too) this is an election to determine how America sees itself: can it elect its first black president? Can it present itself to the world in an entirely new guise – as a member of the modern European club of social democratic societies?
But to most Americans – the ones who are less beguiled by rhetoric and more concerned with financial survival, and those who need practical reassurance more than inspiration – this election will be about proven character and tested judgment.
UPDATE: The ever entertaining Mark Steyn on Barack.