12/01/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

WATCH: John McCain's New Attack Ad "Closing Argument"

The polls are looking grim for John McCain. Traditional Republican states including North Carolina, Georgia, Montana, Indiana and even McCain's home state of Arizona now appear to be within striking distance for Barack Obama. With the odds stacked against him, John McCain is taking to the airwaves to make his last pitch to the American people in a new ad called "Closing Argument".

In the ad, McCain goes on the attack. But not in the way you might expect. Take a look.

With even the red states turning on him, I'm tempted to feel sorry for McCain. But then, I remember that he was the one who chose the path that led him to where he is today. He chose to destroy his brand and his reputation to cater to the craziest of the crazies. And look at where it's gotten him.

Now it's true, Obama may not win any of these red states but the truth is he doesn't have to. The fact that McCain and Palin are being forced to spend time and money in places that should be "safe" is amazing.

So why shouldn't McCain go all out and try attacking the Republican base? His schizophrenic campaign has tried everything else. And it's not like his campaign had been tied to logic or facts so far. Why on earth would he start now?