Recently, I wrote here about how a search of the candidates' own websites shows that supporters of Barack Obama have many more events literally all over the country, even in presumed GOP strongholds, than John McCain.
The Obama campaign has built a machine that is crushing what passes for the McCain/Palin effort. The latest evidence is the don't have the boots on the ground to turn it out.
Voters like winners. And they will quickly abandon losers. For Obama, this means more volunteers, more money and more fun. It's the smell of a political winner.
For the McCain/Palin ticket, it means cancelled checks, cutbacks in appearances and campaigning, and the smell of yesterday's news.
Phil Ball, Viet Nam veteran and 1970s Madison mayoral assistant to Paul Soglin, served on Gene McCarthy's national staff in the 1968 presidential race.