As leery as I am of wading back into the presidential election swamplands, what happened today just demands comment.
Frankly, I am amazed that anyone would think that John McCain's ploy is anything but just that - a cynical attempt to divert attention away from a campaign that has been sinking like a stone in the last 10 days. Obviously, many people disagree. Hugh Hewitt writes:
Today was Obama's Katrina moment and an example of great leadership by John McCain. This contrast was telling and will matter.
I honestly don't get it. I literally cannot fathom how someone can interpret what happened today in the way that Hugh Hewitt has read it.
And when you read the joint statement that was proposed by Obama, it really is hard to view what Senator McCain is doing as leadership. Oneupsmanship, perhaps, and beneath him.
The whole campaign has taken a disgusting turn that will probably turn off more voters than inspire them to get involved. Tragic is not a word that I like to throw around lightly, but we're approaching that level of disappointment.