Why? Because apparently “presidential historians” all think he’s going to win. And if there’s one thing historians are lousy at, it’s predicting the future. Anyway, here’s the article — if you want to waste your time. And here’s my favorite graf:

This should be an overwhelming Democratic victory,” said Allan Lichtman, an American University presidential historian who ran in a Maryland Democratic senatorial primary in 2006. Lichtman, whose forecasting model has correctly predicted the last six presidential popular vote winners, predicts that this year, “Republicans face what have always been insurmountable historical odds.” His system gives McCain a score on par with Jimmy Carter’s in 1980. [emphasis mine]

Six! Wow, that’s a breathtaking streak of predictiveliciousness. Oh wait, what’s that you say? The popular vote winner doesn’t necessarily win the presidency? Huh, that can’t be right. Because that would totally screw up Professor Lichtman’s foolproof system. Surely there’s a Comments Box somewhere on the Constitution. No? Man, this country has lousy service. I’m so not tipping my waiter founding father.