I’ve always like John McCain. He’s the original reason I became interested in politics, and admire and respect his service to our country. But dude…seriously?
Let me take you back to September of 2008, when we were in the midst of the mother of all financial calamities. John McCain suspended his Presidential campaign to head back to Washington DC to get in the mix. This is where TARP (aka the ban bailout came to play), something that most of us thought was a bad idea and wanted Congress to slow down and do it right.
McCain could have opposed the plan which would have been what Sen. McCain would have done, not to mention give the Republican Party a chance to break from George Bush. He could have taken to the floor of the Senate and made famous the cats who were porking it up, as he had been saying he was going to do. Instead, he did nothing, said nothing, and snuck out of town.