This whole election cycle is even more interesting than I thought it would be. I still think Obama will probably pull it off, but McCain is going to make it much tougher than I ever thought possible. I had the opportunity to attend the Rick Warren / Saddleback forum two weeks ago, and McCain was surprisingly and undeniably strong at that appearance. He won over many conservative skeptics that evening and left at least some liberals shaken. I can say this because I was sitting around a handful of Obama supporters who kept looking over at me during McCain's part with a certain befuddled shock. They saw that McCain was a formidable and even likable opponent.