Roger Simon at Politico: Pissy McCrankypants needed a miracle. He didn't get one.
Like a petulant, spoiled little brat. Just the qualities we need in a preznit!
[W]e cannot dismiss what we have seen and heard during the long job interview that is a presidential campaign. Obama has earned our trust and our support.
When picking a running mate, Obama made a solid choice, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware. Biden gives an Obama administration a seasoned hand on foreign policy and a 36-year Capitol Hill veteran. For all the seductive campaign rhetoric about the value of an "outsider," the reality is that Obama is helped by having a running mate who can deliver results.
McCain countered with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who energized the GOP's conservative base and wowed many Americans with her speech at the Republican convention. Since then, though, the [repulsive, knuckledragging ignoramus] has not convincingly shown she is ready for the White House.
McCain made a splashy but impulsive pick designed to court voters. Obama made a smart pick designed to build an effective governing team.
[T]he Illinois Democrat has shown American voters something more subtle, but something more important. He has demonstrated the superior intellect and the calm command our nation needs now.