By rights this should be a good week for Republicans, or so one would think.
As the MSM begins openly speculating that John McCain may be compelled to replace Sarah Palin a la Thomas Eagleton, no less than longtime GOP operative Peggy Noonan was quoted in one of those ever-popular open mic episodes as saying, "It's over."
Meanwhile, Obama widens his lead in Iowa and Minnesota. New Mexico, which I consider to be one of three crucial Western states (Nevada and Colorado are the others), is now squarely in the "leans Obama" column.
In all seriousness, when was the last time Republicans lost ground like this during the week of their own convention? No one should be under the delusion that Obama has this sewn up by any means, but clearly this is becoming more and more his race to lose.