Politico has a bunch of articles saying in effet that if the fix doesn’t work, racism is the only explanation

All jurnalists think they already elected Obama

Journalists by instinct tend to hedge their bets, so most don’t say in public what they really think. But our conversations with colleagues make clear what many think about the great race between Barack Obama and John McCain: This election is just about over, and Obama is just about to be president.

Once again, voters are dismissed, – go home, Obama media has it in the bag.

Then the hedge:

By far the most likely thing that could derail Obama’s victory is a racial backlash that is not visible in today’s polls but is waiting to surge on Election Day — coaxed to the surface (to the extent coaxing is needed) with the help of coded appeals from McCain and his conservative allies.

Not only we are all a bunch of racists, but mcCain is guilty of “coaxing”

And just if you doubted the wisdom of this – we have the utmost authority in election victories:

“I have a concern that going into Election Day, in a dead heat, there could be some drop-off in support of Obama, of one or two points, because some voters are conflicted about race in this election,” said Democratic strategist Joe Trippi.

So. listen up, you rubes: the media decided this election. You better comply.

There’s only one reason not to vote Obama – and that is that you are a racist – coaxed or not by evil McCain. Got it?

It’s pretty much the blackmail AP used on McCain, but it’s now directed to us, the insubordinate voters