Look, McCain "embraced the suck" for five years in a stanky prison. You can handle a bit more political pain for the next seven days, or you can endure for another four-eight-twelve years. But you don't get a choice about politics.
It's as fortuitous or fateful as being born; the serendipty of where you were born. But you can ignore, abuse, disavow, or apathetically tune out from politics, and politics just won't care. Like life, it will impede your progress, destroy your plans, offer up challenges, and generally keep rolling like a steamroller.
Or it can bless you with freedom.
Obama, that "Constitutional scholar," wants to talk about "negative rights" in the context of something like the ultimate Anti-JFK: "What the federal government or the state must do on your behalf".
I can think of no greater, ultimate good, that the Fed and State can do on my behalf than Freedom: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Obama is promising a lot of things, but these three are sorely missing from his missives.
You have to face politics like you face life: square on.
It ain't over until you give up.