BY MARC COOPER
They wonder aloud about dirty tricks, hinky voting machines, and the Bradley Effect.
I have a different view.
I worry only that Barack Obama will not rack up more than 325 electoral votes. Something like 370 would be more comfortable.
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My friends in Las Vegas who approach professional gambling as mathematically sound "short-term investments" tell me they are willing to put up $150k to win $20k on an Obama victory. That's how confident they are. That, I find, is very re-assuring.
But my biggest charge tonight comes from seeing Arizona -- home state to John McCain -- having just turned from bright red to pink, from solid McCain to barely leaning McCain. Indeed, the latest polls of Arizona now show Barack Obama trailing by a slim 3 points -- within the margin of error.
So that's what I'll be looking for Tuesday night. I want to see the McCain defeat capped off with the humiliating loss of his own home state.
What could be better? (Answer: Alaska following suit).