My gut feeling is that whoever the democratic nominee, they are going to lose big time in November....hope I don't have to eat my words!!
My gut feeling is just the opposite. McCain has limited appeal to conservatives so he may be dogged by 3rd party candidates in some states. At best, conservatives will vote for McCain but not work hard for him. The country seems open to the rats message of huge government. The majority will vote for the party that promises more services from the public treasury. Collectively through the party and affiliates, the rats have an overwhelming advantage in resources. Independents often side for the most engaging person. Obama is far more engaging than McCain.
I have not decided if I will vote for McCain. I prefer his policies on defense, taxes, and spending. Even in these areas, he has some odd positions such as on Gitmo. I am not sure he can be trusted on taxes. His actions speak louder than his recent words. On immigration, environment, and energy policy, he is only marginally better Obama. It may be preferrable to have rat responsible for these terrible policies.
But for public education.