More Guts Than Brains

When McCain suspended his campaign, I said that, “Typical for McCain, it’s a gutsy move. Also typical for him, we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out before deciding if it was a smart move.” Well, the evidence is coming in — and it’s becoming clear that McCain was a lot more gutsy than smart.

Here’s what I mean:

At a rally in Ohio, Republican John McCain accused rival Barack Obama of failing to show any leadership during the congressional negotiations over the bailout, which fell short in the House today. Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for the bill’s defeat.

McCain put his country first, stopped campaigning, and threatened to postpone the first debate, all to lend his considerable Washington skills to… a failed bill. Obama put himself first, and at least got in a couple more days of effective campaigning without making such a public fool of himself.