Speaking of "framing debates"...
Isn't it strange how The Dems have not seized control of their own "swift boating" tactics? And why not; politics is an ugly, ugly sport.
Word of advice from George Lakoff and others amongst the Clan of Chomsky: take control of a word to describe your opponent.
Say it over and over again until the general public has no other choice but to accept it as "reality".
May I suggest:
...to describe everything about McCain and his "Camp-Pain". His callous disregard of a former respectable self (one that now panders to right-wing ideology, religious Backwardism (no, Colbert! I get credit for this one!), environmental irresponsibility, economic naivete, and the most outrageously insulting choice for a Vice-Presidential side-kick in Sarah Palin!?!
Not even the most cynical of us would want this self described "lipsticked pitbull" so close to a 72-year-old presidential nominee.
Please be advised: as of today there are 54 Days left before this country wields one of its most mighty privileges.
Use it responsibly.
Vote with your intellect this time and not your baser instincts.