Here is your yes man: In 2007, McCain stuck out his neck as he pushed an immigration package that offered a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. It was poison for any GOP presidential hopeful. But he would not back down. When the bill failed, he pushed for a second vote -- despite the beating he was taking among Republican voters.
Yes, McCain now says he would not push for immigration reform until our borders are secure. So Obama takes the easy swipe at McCain for that. But when has Obama stuck out his neck like that?
"Next week, we'll also hear about those occasions when (McCain has) broken with his party as evidence that he can deliver the change we need. But the record is clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time," Obama told his fans. Later he expanded it to "the change we need right now" -- and it was 100 percent what his supporters wanted to hear.
GOP operatives have lampooned Obama's choice of venue and monument-like stage, calling it the "Temple of Obama." McCain is a town-hall kind of guy. Obama is a cathedral. He tells people what they want to hear, and the flock at Invesco Field worships him for it.