Remember the movie, "Being John Malkovich"? If not, let me explain: A down and out puppeteer discovers a mysterious portal in a wall, which when entered transports him into the consciousness of actor John Malkovich. He is literally in Malkovich's head. And this is what has happened to Obama: Sarah Palin has gotten into Obama's head and it has thrown Obama way off his game. Comedian and policitcal commentator Dennis Miller nailed it when he said Palin was, "deep, deep in his mellon". And here's how it has manifested itself: 1. The Obama campaign welcomed Palin by issuing the following statement: "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency". Never mind that she is the current Governor of a state that employs 25,000 people and oversees a budget of 9 billion dollars. 2. Making matters worse Obama began to compare his executive experience with Palin's by stating the following: "My understanding is that Gov. Palin's town, Wassilla, has I think 50 employees. We've got 2500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe 12 million dollars a year – we have a budget of about three times that just for the month." Again he belittles her experience as a small town mayor (see No. 3). His statement also begs the question: Is he saying he didn't have executive experience before running for President? 3. No. 1 and 2 above opened the door for the return of the infamous "small towns in Pennsylvania" quote in which Obama said, "it's not surprising they get bitter. They cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them..." 4. Lipstick on a Pig: Never mind if Obama intended this to be directed at Palin. It was dumb and showed incredibly poor judgement. As Obama told told us, "words matter". 5. The "McCain doesn't know how to use a computer" attack ad: Obama is trying to be more aggressive. Fair enough. But perhaps he should've had his internet wizards Google, "John McCain computer". If they'd done so they would've found multiple articles from the main stream media including one from the Boston Globe with this quote: "McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. " 14 days ago the election was Obama's to win or lose. I think that has changed. Now I believe it is Sarah's to win or lose for McCain. I believe Obama brought this upon himself by being to proud to pick Hillary. This then opened the door for McCain to pick Govenor Palin. Even still it was Obama's to win or lose but instead of taking the high ground (and telling his friends in the press to do the same) he went negative on Palin and lost control of the election. But then again in politics 14 days is a long time and we still have 50+ days left until the election. Say what you want it's sure gonna be interesting!