Mark Shields on the NewsHour quoting Congressman Tom Davis about Barack Obama's chances in Virginia:
And Tom Davis, the incredibly shrewd and astute Republican congressman from Virginia, explained that Obama was leading in a poll that he had taken earlier in his congressional district over John McCain while Hillary Clinton was losing. And I asked him why.
And his explanation -- while a little flip -- had some great political insight. He said, "With one vote, you can eliminate 400 years of guilt with that vote."