Two friends have framed the race similarly to me. One says that McCain’s great advantage is that he’s basically acceptable to the public as president. The question is whether or not Obama is. If he is, he’s the next president because it’s such a Democratic year. Another friend makes the same point a little differently. He says that people want McCain to be president–except they don’t want a Republican to be president. They do want a Democrat to be president–except maybe not this particular one. The campaign will be run on the horns of that dilemma.