While lipstick can only pump up a pig for so long, our scary September swoon was thankfully slaughtered for good on Sunday night in the Milwaukee mud.
If you had doubts about Wisconsin landing in the Blue column this November, fear not. Twenty-three thousand true believers who took a pilgrimage to Wrigleyville North witnessed history.
Who needs a shoulder MRI when you have God on your side?
Zambrano no-hitting George H. Bush’s favorite team was not as much a shock as a recognition that the Cubs are on a mission and ultimately will not be beat. With their postseason magic number now in single digits, the Cubs can no focus on their crucial October diamond debates.
As for Obama, his campaign has withstood weeks of being pulled back by the antlers yet remains tied in the polls with decided advantage in crucial swing states. Just as the Cubs lost several straight before getting their mojo back, Obama must find his footing from within to reclaim his championship mantle. While he might want to throw a couple high and inside to brush back McCain and Co. from the plate, Obama’s real strength is painting the corners between ideology and inspiration.
Ultimately, all he needs to do is aim his pitches at the bat of eight years of tired, dysfunctional policies and allow any of McCain’s drives to die in the atmospherics of real change. It is easy to play defense when all the drives against you are aimed at right field.
Now is the time for the Junior Senator from Illinois to call his shot and grab victory from those who are still on the fence.