I just put this up as a comment at Sadly No, but I think it deserves its own post:
I really think the Republicans are deliberately throwing the election this time around, and that big business has already lined up behind Obama. The Republicans do best when they're sitting on the sidelines complaining while the Democrats tie themselves in knots with their own compromises. The feces-flinging during the Obama administration will make the Clinton years look like a Teletubbies episode in comparison. All of our legitimate complaints about Obama (oh yes, we will have much to complain about, make no mistake) will be drowned out by the nonstop Stupidfest the right and the "liberal" media will be serving up come 2009. Get ready for the garbage avalanche. It's inevitable.
Tell ya what, though. Even if Barack Obama compromises his principles and lets the Democratic base down in the name of "centrism" in too many areas, he still stands a good chance of being the best president this country has had in the last 50 years. Am I voting for the guy? Hell yeah.