McCain has proven one thing to me.
Despite my utter disbelief that anyone could be worse than Bush, he has pulled it off. Even Bush did not stir up the race hatred, McCarthy-like attacks, and the general incompetence McCain and Palin have displayed.
If by some miracle the Repugs steal another election, this country will be known as the biggest clusterfuck in the galaxy.
I hear a lot of people say they don't think McCain is racist; even given his fondness for the word "gook" or his fight against MLK Day. Maybe they're right.
But the evil McCain has unleashed, particularly with his incredibly hateful running mate; will not be reigned back in. If Obama wins, McCain will probably pretend he didn't mean to do what he has done.
If McCain wins, I would expect he would actively try to tamp down his racist Klan-loving fans -- but they will have none of it. The old Reagan era is back in at least one way:
it's cool to hate Negroes in the Republican party again.