The current "controversial" - and "racist" - McCain campaign television commercial criticizing YObama as an international celebrity but empty suit, a bimbo, Is No Mistake.
While nobody was paying much attention, the McCain campaign has recruited some key new players, all of whom come straight out of the Karl Rove School of Attack.
Plus: the (correct) thinking at the top of the McCain campaign is now that this campaign is REFERENDUM ON YOBAMA - nothing more, nothing less:
McCAIN CAN WIN THIS CAMPAIGN ONLY BY DRIVING UP YOBAMA'S NEGATIVES.
Thus, so long as this current McCain braintrust remains in control, expect to see a FAR MORE AGGRESSIVE TONE AND PLAN OF ATTACK.
As such, there is Hope - hope that at least 51% of American voters will learn enough about Yobama's nauseating beliefs/values/associations/inexperience
that he can be defeated.
N.B. There is a prospective danger in this strategy: Undecided Voters (moderate Repubs, Independents) are put-off by the fear of being called, or associated with, a "racist"...this is why the Obama campaign will respond to every criticism with charges that McCain is Playing The Race Card. Of course it is Yobama who has played the Race Card since day one - but the media whores, playing Monica Lewinsky to Yobama's Clinton will continue to validate anything Yobama claims. Bottom line: McCAIN MUST ATTACK, BUT BE CAREFUL TO DODGE THE "RACISM" CHARGE - lest he alienate the swing voters he needs to win.
McCAIN CANNOT WIN THIS RACE - BUT McCAIN CAN STILL CAUSE YOBAMA TO LOSE IT.
(and I do not mean the Hebrew good book.)