McCainRobert Draper looks back at the McCain campaign as though he were writing an obituary in The Making (and Remaking) of McCain, citing the inconsistent ‘narrative’ of McCain presented by the campaign as a significant reason for the campaign’s sagging poll numbers. And yes, some people are already saying he’s failed.

ObamaMeantime, Steve Chapman says Obama is succeeding because he brings unity to the political process. His article for Reason called The Secret of Obama’s Success cites Palin’s perceived partisanship and Obama’s perceived desire for harmony and unity as significant factors separating the candidates who, in reality, seem to believe much of the same things on the issues affecting America.

Is it true that Obama has this in the bag? We’ll see.