The biggest danger of trying to be all things to all people is that if you don't succeed, you wind up being nothing to nobody.
Barack *redacted* Obama's latest experience with high-centering himself on the middle ground occurred at a rally in Detroit, where apparently observant Muslim women wearing the hijab were asked not to sit with the rest of their group behind the podium in view of the TeeWee cameras.
I almost feel sorry for him here. Almost. He's made his bed and he'll have to lie in it. If he's got head scarves in the picture, the wingnuts accuse him of caving to Islamofascist terrorists. If he keeps headscarves out of the picture the moonbats excoriate him for religious and ethnic discrimination and preaching fear and divisiveness. It's a lose-lose situation when you want to be the ever-vigilant yet all-inclusive stern healing tough nice guy. Best o' luck, Barry; the juggling act only gets tougher from here.
Hopefully McCain will just embrace his inner bastard and run his campaign from that angle, but I don't see that happening either. It's gotta be hard to do a convincing Cuddly Porcupine impersonation all the time.