John McCain and Sarah Palin's popularity have surged in recent weeks when news of their previous exploits emerged.
Whilst visiting his wife at her office in LA, McCain became embroiled in a terrorist plot. The terrorists were holding the employees of the Nakatomi corporation to ransom to gain access to $650million in US Bearer Bonds. Using his military training, McCain successfully defused the situation bringing all twelve terrorists to book.
A few months later, he was at it again, this time in Washington DC International airport, where several more criminals were holding circling aircraft hostage to rescue a drug lord. Once more, John McCain triumphed saving thousands of people in the process.
McCain followed this up when he stopped a bombing campaign in New York City, when the brother of one of the terrorists from LA personally targeted him for revenge. It is testament to John McCain's steely will that he overcame all obstacles to bring this wrong-doer to justice without too many innocent deaths.
What really sent McCain's popularity sky-rocketting was when he rescued the whole of America, when computer hackers brought the country to its knees. His most impressive feat in this particular escapade was taking out an attack helicopter with a taxi cab. When asked about this, he replied with: "Yippy-Ki-Yay"
Meanwhile, his running mate, Sarah Palin, has just returned from her round the world campaign, which she completed in just eighty days. This followed on from her remarkable tour taking her from pole to pole without using an aircraft - or killing any polar bears. Palin's exploits across the Sahara desert are already well known, but it was her work with Monty Python that has warmed her to the masses.
What can Barack Obama do to counter such heroism?