If that was the best McCain can do I'd say he's in trouble. Since there are no more debates, its ancient history now. I think Rush is wrong, McCain simply didn't follow up on the issues strong enough, and left a lot on the table of what could have been said. I suppose that its easy later, and there are many things he wish he said, but this was a big moment, one those you need to be prepared for and I don't think he was.
When asked if the VP is qualified, McCain gave some watered down answer about good personality and children with needs. Neat, but I would have said - Governor Palin has more experience than Senator Obama. Wamo, right between the eyes.