Well if it's 'safe & boring' well that will suit Obama. All he needs is a repeat of the last 2 debates. He needs however to be on the look out for any McCain one line 'zingers' that can leave a lasting impression.
The lead comes from the Obama campaign. If they are hesistant in attacking and defining McCain, why should the rest of us.
All I hear from Obama is how 'he honours the service of McCain' while the same man laughs at his face.