I just went from grudging to enthusiastic about McCain. His veep choice is a bit risky, but bold, and I think it signals the campaign's going for the jugular on Obama and voting three times against protecting born-alive infants. Palin is a walking rebuke to him. Shrewd.

On another note, everyone noted this gracious ad McCain ran on Obama's big night.

I liked this comment about it, sorry I don't remember where I saw it:How do I know McCain's ready to lead? Because he already is.

Update: I'm fascinated that the "old dude" is running by far the more nimble campaign. Better You Tube stuff, now totally faking out everyone -- most importantly the DNC-- with this pick.yThis from a campaign with which I have a couple of spies who were very gloomy about how the campaign was being run back in April.