The public didn't by his 'suspension', his call for debates to be postponed and before today, understand clearly that McCain was hindering the deal by all witness accounts reported by every major news sources.
They aren't going to by this.
Now is the time to thank God for that D.C. bubble. It's certainly preventing the McCain campaign from understanding the magnitude of the absurdities in their stunts, tactics and wildly unbelievable statements and disinformation.
At the same time that Sen. John McCain was saying that he didn't deserve credit for getting a economic bailout package to the brink of completion, his campaign's chief strategist was arguing that the Senator played an integral role.
Indeed, news accounts of what occurred during the bailout negotiation suggest that McCain played a passive and, perhaps, even detrimental role in the process. According to an account in the New York Times on Saturday, while officials were working out a compromise, McCain spent most of his day in his home in Virginian and, alternatively, at his campaign office.
It was all a very a perplexing rendering of events. The truth was that, at the very moment a final compromise on the package was being reach, McCain and his wife, along with Sen. Joseph Lieberman and his, were caught dining in a posh Washington D.C. hotel.
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