John McCain's suggestion that the presidential campaign be suspended so that he could return to Washington to deal with the financial crisis is a campaign move in and of itself.
Why does Sen. McCain, who has not cast one single vote in the Senate since April 9, a senator who has missed more votes this session than any other senator but Tim Johnson, who had brain surgery, suddenly feel the need to vote now? What wisdom can McCain, who admitted yesterday he had not even read President Bush's three-page bailout proposal, add to the debate?
I think the answer lies in another story that I ran across just a few minutes ago. According to the conservative leaning Los Angeles Times poll, Barack Obama has recovered from the Palin announcement to open up a four point lead over McCain. I think McCain sees his campaign going in the wrong direction and that's why he is calling a time out.
I would like to remind the GOP presidential nominee that President Bush took time out from running the country to debate John Kerry four years ago. Enough said.
Update: David Letterman really let McCain have it for cancelling his appearance on Letterman's television show saying it was because he was suspending his campaign. Letterman said he smelled a rat, in so many words. You can see it for yourself right here.