As poll after poll shows Barak Obama extending his early lead over John McCain, I decided to see who everyone was blogging about. I did a quick search for Obama and McCain in the titles of the top 38 articles on both Townhall and Dailykos. The scoreboard shows the basic problem the Republicans have in this presidential election:
Representing the Republicans: Townhall
Obama: 7 mentions
McCain: 2 mentions
Representing the Democrats: Dailykos
Obama: 9 mentions
McCain: 3 mentions
So, in summary, the Republicans are talking about Obama, and the Democrats are talking about Obama. Issues don't matter much if your candidate just isn't interesting. In the television era, charisma and appearance are paramount, and McCain has neither. It is going to be an uphill climb overcoming these shortcomings.