The McCain campaign ran into a lot of problems because as the middle started to support Obama, John was forced to rely on the Fundamentalist vote. This is a problem that Republicans run into all the time. They know that there is a huge block willing to vote for them if they're willing to completely sell out. GWB and his administration are starting to talk about how irritating the Christian Right is and how much they controlled everything. But then again, Dick ran the show until the last year or so anyhow.
Man will never be truly free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.