What matters most
Proof? Let's go to an actual, live, on-the record statement from McCain campaign manager Rick Davis: "This election is not about issues. This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."
Rarely do you hear a campaign of utter distraction spelled out so clearly. Still, just to show that we're good Americans, perhaps we should forget all about the economy, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, health care, education, the environment, and all those other things that don't help the GOP win elections. Instead, let's fire up the grill for some delicious mooseburgers and paste a picture of McCain's face on a hand puppet so we can hold it up over James Garner's head during a 24-hour Maverick marathon.
That's what this election is about, my friends.