A lot of people are saying what Jay Cost of RealClearPolitics says here:
… Nobody would have predicted this on June 3rd. That was the day Obama boldly stood in the Xcel Energy Center and proclaimed an exciting new moment in American politics. Meanwhile McCain, sweating profusely, stood in front of a green screen and gave a rambling, disjointed speech. The contrast in messages was stark. Three months later, it’s just as stark – but now it’s Obama that’s sweating and McCain that’s exciting. What a turnaround.
Except that it’s not ‘McCain that’s exciting’. It’s Palin. And as we wait for Charles Gibson to do whatever he’s going to do in ABC’s upcoming Palin interview, it’s not even Palin that’s exciting. It’s the idea of Palin that’s exciting.
McCain himself has been relegated to a footnote in this campaign. He’s got his bump in the polls now, but can this really go on until election day? Has a footnote ever been elected president?