There's a whiff of panic in the air as McCain and Palin try desperately to pin the radical label on the relentlessly centrist Obama. It hardly seems to be igniting the voters as they contemplate their mortgages, retirement plans and heating bills.
Dan Wasserman has been cartooning for the Globe editorial page since 1985. He has published two collections of drawings, "We've Been Framed" (Faber & Faber, 1987) and "Paper Cuts" (Ivan R. Dee, 1995). His cartoons are widely reprinted and are syndicated internationally by Tribune Media Services. He draws more quickly than he types.