Good line, and BUMP! to your entire post. Definitely do not believe the polls, because the only results we hear are those in which the issues were specifically worded in a way that guaranteed teh acheivement of the desired results - anything to make President Bush look bad. Every orning, I do a quick run through local, state and national polls, concentrating on the redundant ones. I've found the results different polls asking different questions adn cunducted in the same region varying wildly. Something's seriously wrong with this picture.
Glad you mentioned John O'Neil. Both in text and TV, the man is a roughly polished gem. The media establishment collectively thought "We'll eat this guy for lunch", but he's proven he's every bit as much a thorn in Hanoi John Boy's side as he was 33 years ago.
I believe the president will be reelected by a comfortable margin. Despite the DNCs best efforts, the focus of this election is our national security. It's almost no contest.