McCain suspends campaign, desperate stunt might work

John McCain is temporarily suspending his campaign, donning his cape, and rushing back to Washington in order to save the U.S. from financial ruin. He's also trying to reschedule the "debate" on foreign policy which was originally set for Friday. His full statement is here:

...I am confident that before the markets open on Monday we can achieve consensus on legislation that will stabilize our financial markets, protect taxpayers and homeowners, and earn the confidence of the American people. All we must do to achieve this is temporarily set politics aside, and I am committed to doing so...

Will this desperate, horse-race-to-the-max gambit work? Will it force Barack Obama to either admit McCain's seniority or appear to be (even more of) a political hack? Will BHO try to continue the "debate" and end up "debating" himself?

Er, developing...

UPDATE: The BHO talking point is that he can walk and chew gum at the same time. Needless to say, this has been echoed by several others and if anyone has a few minutes to spare it would be great to know how that talking point was spread. Did the BHO campaign come up with it? Did they pick it up from someone else? Was it spread from blogs to the MSM, or the other way around?

Someone might have already written something similar, but a spider that can track memes chronologically would be very valuable.


he just wants to get new orders from his boss Obama has his orders.

McCain could probably guarantee his election by filibustering this absurd bailout bill currently being considered. He's probably not smart enough or enough of a 'maverick' to see that though.