We are now confronted with a new and more troubling phenomenon: a major party presidential campaign which appears to be predicated on the belief that American voters will be motivated more by fear than by hope.
The McCain camp knows that the only way they can win the election is to turn it into a carnival sideshow. If this is where they have taken the political discourse in early August, what have they got for us come October?
Slowly, famous people appeared on the floor. Terry McAuliffe did several laps, which I thought it was a little bit much. I don't think he deserved his ego moment -- losing elections doesn't earn you anything in my book.