Everyone knows the presidential election is going to be a squeaker. But what if it isn't? What if it isn't even close? Kerry is going to win the election by a landslide. Signs point to a gradual but powerful shift in the landscape that makes a Bush victory seem increasingly unlikely. National polls show a clear trend: Kerry has moved ahead of Bush. When almost all of the polls are pointing in the same direction, we can be confident that there's something real going on. here are about a dozen national public polls out there, and with the exception of Gallup, every one shows Kerry ahead, anywhere from 1 point to 8 points. The number of battleground states has grown since the beginning of this race, and in each case a state that Bush won easily in 2000 has become highly contested, complete with multiple candidate visits and a tsunami of television ads. Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado were all supposed to be safely Republican; Kerry could win one or more. In fact, there is not a single battleground state save Louisiana in which a non-partisan poll shows Bush with a lead larger than the poll's margin of error, while in many, things are trending Kerry's way. Bush won Missouri comfortably in 2000; Kerry now leads in polls there. Pennsylvania, the state Bush has visited more times than any other save Texas, now looks like it might not even be close, with Kerry garnering double-digit leads in some polls. Kerry also leads by a good margin in Michigan. Ohio was supposed to be the Florida of 2000, the state on which all could hinge; most polls show Kerry with a lead there. As President Bush tries to make his case to the American people, what exactly is he offering them? He's having a hard time making the case that his administration has been successful on any major issue. Gasoline prices are at record highs. Kerry seems to have already won the argument on the state of the economy, which is hampered by weak job creation and stagnant wages. Iraq continues to be a quagmire; a majority of Americans now believe the war was a mistake, and some time close to election day the 1000th American soldier will be killed there. On a range of domestic issues, most notably health care, Bush has neither accomplished much meaningful nor offered any compelling plans for a second term. Undecided voters are likely to break toward the challenger at the end of a presidential race. If you haven't made up your mind by now about which candidate you're going to vote for, it's probably because you don't like what Bush has done but Kerry hasn't yet convinced you to vote for him. Come get a laugh at DUMP BUSH Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!