How Confident Is Obama?

What if Obama loses tomorrow? It’s the “elephant on the campaign plane,” writes Slate’s John Dickerson. But Dickerson nonetheless sees small signs of confidence from the super-cool candidate. Obama has been recycling his “don’t be hoodwinked” routine from the primaries; he offered genuine praise for McCain’s performance on Saturday Night Live; he has delighted in having Malia and Sasha with him on the trail. A loss, writes Dickerson, “would mark the biggest collective error in the history of the media and political establishment.”