Former Dukakis campaign manager Susan Estrich says she's nervous that Barack Obama is not further ahead, given the political environment:
Barack Obama should be ahead right now. Way ahead. Not even close is how it should look, even though I wouldn’t for a minute tell you that if it were that would seal the deal. But the fact that my old candidate Mike Dukakis was running better 20 years ago against George Bush than Obama is today against John McCain makes me nervous.
It should be a Democratic year, but as Estrich notes, it may not be.