And the symbolism would be awesome: not just at home, but abroad. Maybe a President named Barack Hussein Obama wouldn’t have any better luck dealing with the world’s billion Muslims than someone named, say, George Bush. But he’d start out with an edge, wouldn’t he now?
Still, anyone who mistakes me for an expert on political strategy may be a candidate for Lasik. And though polls, especially this far out, don’t tell us everything, they tell us something. Right now, they’re telling us that John Edwards would beat John McCain in a general election. Only by two points, mind, but two up is better than four down (Hillary) or five down (Obama). The bad news for Clinton is that there are only 10% undecided; in a McCain-Obama race there are 19%.