I’m skeptical about Mitt being on the rise. I’m thinking his money is coming from big fundraisers, rather than any sort of popular support, as he’s still languishing in the polls. Plus, he’s going to have to burn through all that cash pretty quickly, as he doesn’t have the name recognition that Giuliani and McCain have.
i agree with you about obama. i’ll stand behind edwards until the (almost) inevitable happens (c’mon, iowa!) because i think his focus on economic justice is nigh-on unprecedented in the post-Reagan universe. but if i admire edwards for his idealism, i’m impressed by obama’s pretty much unassailable lucidity. i’ve been rocking his book on tape over drives lately, and it’s pretty rad. ‘dude bends over backwards trying to prove himself reasonable, but shit, he is a person of color running for president.
bottom line: hillary has a race on her hands, thank christ.