Obama deciding to opt-out of public financing. That is by far what shapped this race. Obama is now looking at over 100 million to spend with 2 weeks out, while McCain is forced to pull out of key states due to lack of funds. McCain is crying fowl because of this.... saying this will set a dangerous trend for future elections. It also didn't help that McCain chose a running mate that fell victim to a "GOTCHA QUESTION" by a 4th grader. A 4th grader's question to Palin... (What is the job of a vice president?) turned out to be a gotcha question. Truely amazing stuff. HOW THE FUCK CAN SOMEONE RUNNING FOR VP NOT KNOW WHAT HER JOB IS???? Maybe the 4th grader was a plant??