You know, I think I would rather have Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, or John Kerry as president than Barack Obama. In that order. Maybe that explains my recent fervor to support McCain. It's not so much about McCain, but just this urge to fight back the tide of political retards. Sometimes called Obamabots, they're either ignored, or praised by the media, whichever benefits Obama at the time.
All of this factors into tonight's debate. McCain is trailing in the polls, nationally, and in vitally important swing states. Other than energizing much of the base, I don't see the Palin pick paying off, electoral votes from Alaska notwithstanding (yes that was sarcasm). McCain needs a big win tonight, but more than that he needs Obama to lose big.
We can learn a lot from our opponents by their behavior, and recently Obama has been employing surrogates and otherwise reputable allies saying he is a good, trustworthy guy. Whether this is a reaction to McCain's "smears" questioning Obama's links with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, or filling the holes in the public's perception of Obama, doesn't matter. He revealed his weakness. Obama is not to be trusted, he wont make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, he will take your guns. Your traditional way of life is alien to Obama. His life, his record, his mentors, his associations, and his ideology all show this. Now that he's running for president, he's somehow not who he most certainly was? That's what McCain needs to do tonight. Show that. That isn't Palin's job, she can barely communicate (I love Palin by the way, I just have a hard time listening to her speak), it's the War Veteran's turn to stick it to an arrogant elitist liberal.
Will he do it?