I caught both speeches whilst tread-milling at the gym. McCain's made me laugh out loud. If this was the McCain we were getting on the campaign trail; the McCain who would have picked Lieberman over Palin any day--then not only would McCain have my vote, but I bet he'd be close to tied in this election. People get honesty more than they get partisanship. A genuine McCain is hard to beat--especially given his impressive record, his service, and his undeniable character.
But this faux-McCain we see now? It's even worse because it's him. What a tragedy.