I thought that once the pollsters' reports on bumps and grinds from the conventions were reported, it would happen.
I saw the deluge coming when I read these reports.
The chart below shows why the level of invective by the opposition is rising (via Andrew Sullivan's blog).
"What does this mean for the race? It's still too early, but it's beginning to look as if the RNC may have brought down the prospects of the Republican nominee. Here's Gallup's tracking poll of the race in August through to today:"
And wow! was I correct.
This is one example:
"I frankly resent anyone's ever giving Bill Clinton credit for doing anything well.
I instinctively despised him the moment he first appeared in the scene -- long before he ran for president. I could see him for the cheap, baseborn, huckster with a glib line of patter that he was -- and remains.
I took one look at him, hs doughy, pasty-white physique, and his squinty, shifty eyes, and listened to his low-class, mush-mouthed Arkansas cracker drawl, and saw TRAILER TRASH -- SNAKE OIL SALESMAN -- CHARLATAN...
That he continues to receive ADULATION and is (so we are told!) more popular than ever, speaks volumes about the DEGENERATE, UNDESERVING STATE of the AMERICAN ELECTORATE.
Shame on ANYONE who let's this bogus, self-indulgent, virulently immoral excuse for a human being -- an unpunished RAPIST for Christ's sake! -- SEDUCE him into APPLAUDING this MOUNTEBANK."
The level of spittle-flecking hysteria in rightwing blogistan has gone through the roof. It's not just your average ugly, it's revoltingly ugly, mean-spirited, and seething with resentment and rage. Whew.
What we heard from the RNC convention's key note speaker, Governor Chris Christie, was emblematic of a party gone postal over the fact that Mr. Romney has not out-shone and out-polled the man they virulently detest and want to crush in this election. This campaign is not the walk in the government-supported national park they hoped it would be.
We still have the debates to get through, which could change the political landscape a bit, but I don't think they will have a huge impact. From what I've read, there are very, very few undecideds out there for Mr. Romney to influence.
If I could, I'd send you all umbrellas to protect you from all that rage-filled spittle raining down from the GOP's angry and stormy clouds.