Indeed, I think it's sad to see the marked increase in dirty smear politics that have arisen since McCain's latest 5-8% drop in the polls. I'm curious to see what happens at tonight's debate. I'm betting McCain is going to go all out with the same stuff Palin used, like the "94 votes to raise taxes" bit she kept mentioning, which Factcheck.org thoroughly discounted as being blatantly false. I'm sure he'll bring up Bill Ayers, since that's the newest thing they've latched onto. Honestly, the Republicans didn't much of a chance this time around, with the field they put out there. I love Ron Paul, though. I'm also a registered Independent, but you all know that means we usually settle for the dems.