McCain said this tonight:
I will fight every moment of every day in this campaign to make sure Americans are not deceived by an eloquent but empty call for change that promises no more than a holiday from history and a return to the false promises and failed policies of a tired philosophy that trusts in government more than people.McCain should counters that he has GREAT experience and is a proven leader while Obama has NO EXPERIENCE and is entirely unproven. Here's how McCain should handle this line of attack, it's rhetorically much simpler than the above line:
"In risky times - when you don't know what challenge tomorrow may bring - you shouldn't put your trust in someone who is untested and inexperienced. The Oval Office is no place for novices - especially in today's world."
When Reagan made his old age joke, in the second debate against Mondale, he was kidding in a warm, humane and self-deprecating way. (About 2:12 into the video.)
With McCain the contrast is STARK and not so funny.
Mondale was vastly more qualified than Obama - perhaps more qualified than Obama will EVER be.
For this reason alone everyone should vote McCain.