An interesting comment by one of my fellow TPM inhabitants on the I’m Done blog by one_wilson (brilliant, by the way) led me to this thought:
Was the democratic primary designed this year to go to all 50 states in advance of the 50 State Strategy that Howard Dean described for the general election, both as a candidate and when he took over the DNC?
If by design or by happy coincidence, the race that Barack is running against Hillary Clinton is the exact same race he will run against John McCain in following a 50 State Strategy. The primary was a grueling warm-up against an extremely capable opponent. He is now hitting his stride, ready to turn around and do something he just finished doing. He has probably examined from each and every mistake he made in each and every state in the union, modifying his final game plan. All the groundwork is in place. All the infrastructure remains on stand-by. Millions of local volunteers in every state will bust ensure his election is a landslide, a true mandate to govern.
McCain will be ten steps back once the race against him officially starts. It’s going to be a massacre of epic proportions.