The McCain camp is in a death spiral.This early in a campaign, we are seeing McCain become absurdly desperate. Obama has the luxury of a great ground campaign, lots of money, momentum, and an opponent with nothing to run on. He doesn't have to get negative.
But he can be critical. Remember the rope-a-dope? Obama threw a very careful, but potentially very powerful, punch today. TPM has a quote from Obama spokesperson Hari Sevugan:
John McCain would rather lose his integrity than lose an election.I think that will get under McCain's skin. It will get into his head. At some point, he is going to lose it. Which will be sad to watch.