I was just over at Electoral-vote.com (a great site that I don’t visit enough) and saw that Virgil Goode, Presidential candidate for the Constitution Party and long-time Virginia Congressman, has made the ballot in Virginia. As a Virginia local running to the right of Romney, this should be the death-knell of the Romney campaign. At the end of August, Goode was polling at about 4% and I doubt any of those votes are Obama voters.
This should give Obama a comfortable lead in Virginia, if it holds. And if Obama holds Virginia, I’m not sure that the Romney math is even possible. Further, if the narrative shifts away from “this is a close race” to “How much will Obama win by” we could be looking at more exposure for down-ticket races and a better chance at retaking the House.
What can I say, I’m an optimist.