However, there's no point listing his superiority over Barack Obama in terms of experience, competence and knowledge.
There's no point analysing McCain's superior ideology, founded in the greatness of the United States, with Obama's Eurocentric 'global citizen' philosophy.
There's no point reading the conservative commentators who accurately distill the issues in this election into informative and entertaining columns in order to sway people's opinions.
There's no point trying to work out who won the presidential debate; McCain was expected to win easily, landing a knockout blow on his inexperienced interlocutor. It didn't happen, which only serves to strengthen Obama's position.
There's no point highlighting Youtube videos of Barack Obama blathering on like a man trying to win a stammering competition. The general view is that he is a terrific speaker; people don't care that he needs a teleprompter.
There's no point analysing the root causes of the financial market crisis and quite rightly demonstrating that the majority of the blame rests with Democrats and, especially, senior Democrats such as Barney Frank who resisted George W Bush's and John McCain's attempts to tighten regulations around Freddy and Fanny. There's a Republican president and therefore he takes the blame. Remember Harry S. Truman's aphorism - "the buck stops here".
The current Betfair market is as follows:
$1.51 Barack Obama
$3.00 John McCain
With only six weeks until the election this is an impossible advantage to overcome barring a huge scandal from the Obama campaign.
It makes me think that the polls showing Obama with a 6-7 point lead such as the latest from Gallup are correct.
If Obama makes any mistakes then they will be papered over by a mainstream media that is so deeply in the tank for him that they need SCUBA gear. Naturally, any mistakes from the McCain/Palin team, no matter how trivial, will be blown out of all proportion in the media.
We had a similar situation here in Australia at the last federal election that saw a change of government when the media embarrassed itself with its support for now prime minister Kevin Rudd and failed in its duty to provide balanced, apolitical reporting.
Using the Realclearpolitics' electoral map tool and having a look at how the race will end up I come up with the following as the result of the election.
I can't see any way for John McCain to win this election. He has too much baggage to overcome.
Therefore, Barack Obama will be elected as the United States' 44th president on November 4.
Get used to it.