John McCain tried hard to get some traction from Joe Bidenâ€™s ill-conceived comments about Obama being tested early in his term. If everything McCain does lately didnâ€™t have such a grasping quality to it, that would probably have been a pretty effective talking pointâ€“even if it is absolutely wrong. What?! Everyone agrees that McCain is the safer candidate in terms of war and terrorism, right? Itâ€™s just common sense. Wrong. A McCain presidency would be a gift to Al Qaeda, just like Bush was.