- Last week: McCain said "the fundamentals of the economy are strong."
- Tuesday: McCain said he had not read Paulson's bailout plan which had been available since Friday.
- Wednesday: McCain "suspends his campaign" to 'work' on the bailout.
Why does McCain do what he does? To make the American voter think he's doing something - to make Americans focus on him, not the political party he represents. Why? Because John McCain represents the Republican party that has brought one of the largest foreign policy blunders in American history - Iraq ... AND a massive financial crisis, one of the largest domestic policy failures in American history.
So... on both foreign and domestic policy, the Republican administration McCain represents has shown mismanagement and incompetence on an epic and unprecedented scale. McCain doesn't really disagree with the policies that have caused these massive foreign and domestic policy disasters. In fact, the WSJ suggests of McCain that you'd find the cause of what when wrong on Wall Street "by cross-examining the people riding on his campaign bus."
So... since you can't run on your party's accomplishments, you have to gamble, you have to showboat, steal headlines, pull rabbits out of hats ... something.... anything.... try to distract the public from reality, try to shield your incompetent running mate from the press, try to avoid debating, try to make the public think you're a hero. (He was tortured, you know). He also invented the Blackberry.
Reactionary and desperate, McCain thinks America is stupid enough to buy his razzle-dazzle bullshit. This should give you an idea of McCain's management style.