I'm older than McCain and at this stage of my life I don't' react kindly to anybody who tells me what to do. And that includes Dr. Phil.
My attention to these advisories was drawn to David Brooks' thoughts on whether Obama "may yet recover his core focus. " That's pretty heavy stuff for a country where a lot of people are still unable to identify Obama or McCain as presidential candidates. But in the land of punditry, psychological profiling is not uncommon. Eight years ago (it seems like centuries) some columnists labeled Al Gore as an "alpha". (A what?) And the rest is history.
After years of following political candidates around, I decided that baseball was much easier to understand. The only question raised about a rookie was: "Can he hit a major league curve ball?" He, and everybody else, would find out soon enough.