The Obama campaign is handling this exactly the right way, reminding the American public that if elected President, John McCain might have to learn how to multitask:
"It’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess," Obama said in a news conference in Clearwater, Fla. "It’s going to be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once."
I think Senator McCain needs to stop trying to remind us how self-sacrificing and principled he is, and focus on laying out a vision for the American public. How are we supposed to believe this latest maneuver, coming from a man who famously said he knows little about the economy, has no direct role in the process Congress is undertaking, and who could provide no justification why today was different than yesterday? Why in the world would anyone believe Senator McCain?
Sadly, even this misguided stunt to detract from the absurdity of his candidacy, had a real impact on the nation: one more person (temporarily) lost her job. Will a grateful nation offer a bailout for the sneering woman who reads McCain’s ads?
Speaking of sneering women, though, perhaps Senator McCain can send Sarah Palin to the debate on Friday. I’d pay cash money to listen to her positions on foreign policy.