John McCain is relevant only in so far as he is not Barack Obama. The
Senator from Arizona is incapable of energizing his party, brings no new people
to the polls, and has a personality that is best kept under wraps.
Barack, who his friends are, who he is and what he's done, those are the things that are in control of this election.
As a candidate Obama is bigger than life. Die-hard liberals are euphoric over his nomination. He is seen as the real thing -- a man who believes what he says and says what he believes. His candidacy has mobilized millions of new voters, held massive rallies, and raised money faster than Federal Reserve can print it. Obama is a gifted candidate who has that intangible quality most candidates only dream about -- he moves voters -- which gives his campaign enormous energy and excitement. And he did this all the while fighting and eventually slaying the dragon lady herself!
Well, okay, she's going overboard. But I do think that the election will hinge on whether Barack is credible enough to elect, which is why I feel strongly that he can't win. He's can be shown to be inclined toward separatism, anti-americanism, and other forms of radicalism that are easily seen when one examines his longterm political and personal relationships.
It's about Barack.