McCain benefits from low expectations

John McCain couldn’t win the election tonight, but he certainly could have lost it.

Between McCain’s bizarre two day pause in his campaign and an undeniable deficit in charisma (compared to Obama), most weren’t expecting much from the Republican presidential candidate tonight. With those lowered expectations, McCain outperformed.

Granted, the topic was as favorable to McCain as any he’s going to face. While I disagree with many of his positions, he has solid expertise in foreign policy. Economics, however, clearly …