I didn’t watch the Barack-Hillary debate, but it now seems pretty clear that the most committed supporters of both candidates would prefer a McCain presidency to victory by the opposing Dem. Check out the Obamaphile comments on Matt Yglesias’s blog– always a good sounding board for snarky, polemically energetic progressive opinion. They’re all furious that Weather Undergrounder Bill Ayers has made it into the ABC debate, and hate Hillary for it.

Months ago you could find people from all Democratic camps on the blog. Now it’s all Obama, except for one brave soul who wonders that if John McCain sat for years on a board with someone who bombed abortion clinics and wished he had bombed more, wouldn’t the commenters on Yglesias’s blog make an issue out of it. It’s a good question, and no one has a good answer.