Charlie Cook's Analysis of the Presidential Campaigns...So Far.
[url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26508994/]Stranger than fiction — stranger all the time
Twists and turns have abounded, and there's still two months in the race
WASHINGTON - Is it just me, or is this the most bizarre presidential campaign in modern American history?
Eighteen months ago, John McCain was the front-runner for the Republican nomination. Fourteen months ago he was toast. Seven months later he was the presumptive nominee.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Rodham Clinton was the front-runner before being deposed in Iowa and resurrected in New Hampshire, only to lose a marathon by a nose. A guy no one ever heard of five years ago is now the Democratic nominee for president, and a woman very few members of the Republican establishment have met is McCain's running mate. And that's leaving out all the soap opera twists, turns and rumors of the past 48 hours.