A gentleman at McCain's town hall meeting in Ohio, speaking with an accent more Appalachian than Midwestern, used his turn at the mic to offer a suggestion on how to rebut the Democrats' charge that the GOP nominee represents a continuation of President Bush.
"Read my lips, I am not the third term of Bush," the questioner offered, drawing applause and laughs from a largely conservative crowd.
McCain, smiling, paced around a bit and banged his wireless mic against his fist until the claps died down.
"I had not thought of it exactly in those terms," he said wrly.
I know this is funny and simple -- but it is also exactly what McCain should do. Yet another questioner at a McCain Town Hall meeting says something smart.
Forget the consultants ... "Give this fan a contract!"