Plain was a great pick, but I think John McCain has not gotten enough credit for his masterful speech. Ignore the parts interrupted by the fat Code Pink losers, and his stumbles though mundane policy quirks. McCain’s repudiation of GOP excesses, humble opening of his heart, and sharing the origin of his dedication to this nation really struck a deep chord with independents (the Lou Dobbs set) as well as all Americans.
those mundane policy ‘quirks’ moved McCain’s numbers on the question of the economy! He needed to prove that he ‘gets it’