Watch McCain give a very funny speech (over at Andrew Sullivan, yet again). Really, it's a hoot.
Now, the question is this: Why is he so lively and engaging at the Al Smith Memorial dinner in (gasp!)New York City? Well, for one thing, it's a crowd of elites. And no, I'm not being facetious. It is. This is where McCain is comfortable, not pandering to his new base.
For the sake of fairness, you can watch Obama at the same event here. I haven't watched it yet. I'm in a hurry to get out of the house.
I'll be back on Sunday. Have fun.