Am I saying McCain will win? No way. I’m just admitting we’re nervous–and really, really tired of all this. For us in the mainstream media, the campaign isn’t about choosing a president. It’s about us. Coming out of the Democratic convention, Obama looked unbeatable. Now? Nobody knows. You try having your worldview validated for weeks and then suddenly placed in doubt.
Peter Robinson has a great opinion piece up at Forbes about the media’s reaction to recently tightening poll numbers. I think he captures the reality of modern corporate news reporting well. Be sure to read the second half of the article where he describes why there is still reason to hope that McCain might win.