He’s right, of course, though why he couldn’t have recognized that two days ago instead of pulling the whole “I’m suspending my campaign” stump is beyond me.
After interrupting his presidential campaign to come back to Washington on Thursday morning to try to push forward a $700 billion bailout deal, Mr. McCain remained in his condominium in Arlington, Va., until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, when he emerged and made a one-minute trip in his motorcade to his campaign headquarters around the corner. . . .
Asked why Mr. McCain did not go to Capitol Hill after coming back to Washington to help with negotiations, Mr. Salter replied that “he can effectively do what he needs to do by phone.’’
Obama is a terrible candidate. He’s shallow, prone to stupid and easily-avoided mistakes and (most importantly) a poor leader. But he could win this election, if only because Republicans managed to nominate a man with the potential for being an even worse candidate than Obama.