We learned to night, if we had any doubt, that McCain is uninterested in and unwilling to pursue the Ayers-ACORN-Left associations. When he is most effective, he is arguing about the contrast between Senator Government and himself, contrasting Hoover and Reagan, if you will. It seems that this is where his heart is and that is the subject which frankly may get played through the media filter. Much as I think the history of Obama’s affiliations are relevant and deeply important you can’t force a candidate to do something he does not want to do.
So, in addition to making his case on the economy and tracking down and gaining the endorsement of Joe the Plumber, what can McCain do? Perhaps make an issue of Obama’s credibility and extremism issue on Infants Born Alive, talk about judges and remind us it is a dangerous world. That’s the best he can likely do at this stage.