The polls continue to move towards Obama, and McCain's campaign has not created any traction whatsoever. Many factors have caused McCain's implosion, including the economy and his own failed campaign strategies. Yesterday, however, McCain announced that he would turn up the heat. Doing his best Hillary Clinton impersonation, McCain delivered a fiery speech in which he vowed to continue "fighting" for the American people, despite the fact that the media have already called the race. McCain swept the crowd into a "John McCain, John McCain, John McCain" chant by telling them the race was in fact not over and that the media do not listen to the voters. This worked well to lift the spirits of his supporters, but history suggests that McCain faces an insurmountable task. And while he gave a version of Clinton's "fight-on" speech, he did not do so as effectively as she. Both Obama and Clinton are far better speakers than McCain, which makes his comeback more difficult. But this has been one of the most unpredictable races in history. Nothing is certain.
You can watch the speech here.