As Joe Biden said earlier today... if this election was based on a best of five scoring, it's all over. It looks like McCain's mediocre performance last night was noticed by the folks Gallup uses for feedback because Obama, who looked and acted presidential... has surged to a 11 point lead.
With 27 days to go, McCain is running out of options with regard to mounting any sort of counterpunch. He can't speak effectively on the economy as he is a long-time deregulator. On the character assasinations... people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. McCain was an accomplice to Charles Keating and is extremely lucky he didn't go to jail with Keating. His campaign manager can't link Obama with the exploits of the weather underground because when it happened, Obama was 8 years old. Life's a circle and the Keating Five Scandal has come back around to bite McCain on the posterior.