It's not surprising that the photo library of John McCain with George Bush is getting vigorous usage by the Obama campaign (see latest ad below). George Bush now has a favourability rating of just 19%. That's the lowest ever for a US President since George Gallup started doing such polls in the 1930s. Bush was at that level before, but it was when the Iraq situation was far worse than it is now.
Meanwhile, the McCain is now giving up portraying Obama as "an empty-handed, idealistic neophyte. Now (writes Marc Ambinder), John McCain's election strategists in Arlington want to transform him into a scheming insider-urban-machine politician."
Huh? It doesn't quite wash does it?