There is one other component to the Republican campaign for the presidency that I left out in the last blog: Lies.
The New York Times summarized the criticisms well and Paul Krugman's latest piece is also enlightening.
FactCheck.org had a specific analysis of McCain's claims about Obama's tax policy proposals and found that "McCain misrepresents Obama's tax proposals again. And again, and again."
The list is already endless and the campaign has just begun.