We have a myth of a nonpolitical civil service, but it is a myth. When a new president enters office, the entire management structure of the bureaucracy and the entire philosophy of government changes. A choice of Obama is a choice for the "big government" side; a choice of McCain is a choice for the "smaller government" team.
This is why Mr. Obama's association with William Ayers is important. It is not that Mr. Ayers was a terrorist. It is because he still believes in a radical restructuring of America. Mr. Obama's long association with Mr. Ayers tells us something about the sort of people he will pick for his team, and something about the sorts of policies they will adopt.
Since Democrats control both branches of Congress, if Obama wins:
Everyone will be pushing for the same goals. These goals include the growth of government in all aspects, higher taxes and spending, expansion of government-run programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and other health programs, more regulatory control, more power and money for political allies such as the trial lawyers and unions, and less free trade. All the players will want the same things, and so we will get them.
If McCain wins:
For the McCain team goals are less relevant, since a President McCain would be
working with a hostile Congress and will have much more trouble getting anything done. If the period from 2000-2006 has taught us anything, it is that divided
government is good for the system.
Now go read the letters of two small business owners and one Cuban; here (video) is a letter of another Cuban.