I grabbed this shot from his website yesterday. There's literally nothing on the agenda except fundraisers. That shows one of the advantages that Obama's money edge is going to give him -- constant fundraising can help McCain close the gap, but it requires him to engage in constant fundraising. Meanwhile, much as McCain prizes his reformer persona, it's simply very difficult to be a real reformer when you're spending all your time begging big-dollar donors to write you checks for $2,300. Either you can grow a massive base of small donors (Obama) or you can stay in office without facing competitive election battles (McCain pre-2008) or else you become just another money-grubbing politician.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.