Last week's passage of the rescue plan still leaves the economy as Issue One in 2008 - and this could give John McCain an electoral opportunity.
He needs to seize it.
The fact is Barack Obama's ties to the far left - to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, radical community groups and rapacious unions - are an objective threat to the nation's already wobbly economy.
McCain should say so - in detail and with vigor. He needs to tell the truth about Obama, his allies and their economically perilous plans.