26,500 hits on Google for mccain "walk and chew gum" at the moment. It's only eight hours or so after the news broke that McCain would "suspend his campaign," whatever that means, and wouldn't show up at the debate scheduled for Friday. I guess this means that he's going to demonstrate selfless nobility by talking about how he's trying to rise above partisanship in this current economic crisis. McCain probably won't barge into the middle of a negotiation session on the bailout bill, but it won't be for lack of trying.
You know, try as I might, I just can't get pessimistic about this election. Don't count your chickens before they're hatched and no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public and all that, but still.