Did Ayers campaign for Obama? Get real. McCain sold his soul to the Republican right and then tried to make it work with tactics like "Joe the Plumber" who actually campaigned for him. McCain f-d up. Simple as that. He was not the same McCain as we had a year ago. It was a uphill battle with the War and Bush being so unpopular but if you look at the campaigns from a little distance McCain had more mistakes then Obama. I know thats hard to hear but from the people who actually make up the deciding votes its true (assuming the base is going to vote as the base ussually votes) McCain was afraid to stray to far from the "right" for fear of loosing the "base". Obama was able to grab more of the middle ground with out loosing his base.