The Giants and Obama

Please welcome guest blogger "JumpyPants" to the site. --Bob

There's a case to be made that the Giants and Barack Obama have a lot in common at this moment in time and space, being that at the start of their respective seasons, nobody expected to see them as championship contenders, and being that both the Giants and Team Obama have played the long game, have used defeats as opportunities for greater victory, and have surprised many a pundit.

As a New Yorker, I'm hoping the Giants will win in Arizona tomorrow night, and I'd argue that they have the heart to do it. I don't know if Obama will win in Arizona on Tuesday (though he's sure closing in), but I think there's a compelling case to be made that he will win what had, up until a week ago, been considered a sure victory for HRC: California. Add up winning debate performance, Teddy Kennedy's appearance on El Piolin, the LA Times and La Opinion endorsements, his impressive in-state operation, and of course the latest poll numbers, and I wouldn't be surprised to see an upset there. And elsewhere (my predictions - Obama wins Alaska, Cali, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas and North Dakota. He comes within striking distance in Alabama, Arizona, Massachusett, Minnesota and Missouri.

And he takes away a fair number of delegates in NJ and NY - enough to be pretty embarrassing to Senator Clinton.) Obama unquestionably has the momentum, and he does so precisely because he's the opposite of a fairy tale (sorry, Mr. Former President). Obama has the mo because he's himself. I have no doubt that Hillary is a pretty terrific person on a good day, but she has a nearly impossible time showing that humanity. Obama walks and talks like a human being and this resonates with people. He doesn't parse his words, he doesn't make non-denial denials and he knows what the meaning of "is" is. He is not a fairy tale, he is the real deal. And after eight years of the most unreal deal to ever occupy the Oval Office, boy, do we need him.

Oh, and Go Giants!