Yes, I know it looks bad. It looks bad for McCain, which makes other things look worse. But last I checked McCain was still running, and still has another debate with 'The One.' This is hardly over. One thing that repeatedly comes to mind this election, is that Americans have a tendency to support underdogs, and quickly develop contempt for the arrogant (post-partisan humility anyone?). Barring some giant McCain screw-up, I expect Obama's numbers to fall, quite a bit.
I don't like McCain any more than the next conservative, but I like him a lot more than an idolized far-left politician disposed to near dictatorial power (add a world war and presto, Heil Obama -- because let's face it, conservatives wouldn't treat a sitting president the way Bush was treated). Let's leave the doomsaying to the Left. You know what, since they stopped being so pessimistic and started embracing the HopeChange mantra, they've done rather well.
There's room for painting the Left for who they are, but can we hold off a bit on writing our own obituary?