First, Cindy McCain looked gorgeous. Is this petty? No, it says they are painting a picture of the First Couple and are reading to assume a ceremonial as well as political role. Second, McCain clearly wants to be the leader of the party and gather in the base— assuring them he is devoted to GOP values and their issues of a strong defense, low taxes, the rule of law, etc. He will have the wind at his sails. We’ll find out if it is enough.