1. McCain has picked a woman to be president.
A good amount of Hillary people and scared white women will vote for McCain now.
2. Obama has failed to attract working class white people. I think his main problem his that he has no mannerisms, no inflections, nothing of the working class white person. There is nothing about him that is working class.
McCain is old, ugly, and white like their grandpas. And McCain seems like a warrior and confused, a 'confused warrior' which is something working class white people can relate too.
3. As much as Obama says he is different than McCain. Their issues aren't that different, they have the same energy policy. Almost the same health care policy. Their economic plans are complete nonsense, they are both saying they will create millions of jobs, from where, how, with what money, and what are these people supposed to do? On Iraq, we're never going to leave there until we are so far into Peak Oil it won't even matter anymore, we're not leaving, we are never going to leave Iraq.
On labor: nothing from of them, go to their websites, they don't even have labor conditions, pay, etc as an issue worth even mentioning.
They aren't that different.
Health care is the job of the state's. If a state wants state wide health care that is their job to make it happen.
McCain and Obama can't make jobs. Jobs are made by capitalists, and when capitalists see that there is a possibility to make money starting a business. The federal government doesn't make jobs. It is the job of the communities to attract capitalists to come to their community, not the federal government.
Energy policy is also a concern of local governments. It is the community's job to bring energy saving plans, to invest, to get businesses in the area. Not the federal governments.
The job of the federal government is to insure that the Federal Infrastructure of roads, prisons, trade between states, and the military are taken care of.