By ducking the debate tomorrow, John McCain is trying to get out of doing his homework. Not surprising from someone who ranked fifth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy.
And if McCain had his way, he would postpone the debates until after the election.
That way, he could hide from voters the fact that he supported the very deregulation that helped create this financial crisis. And that he lied about his campaign manager not being on the payroll of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And that when McCain talks about "Country First", he's not referring to the United States. Picking Sara Palin as your running mate is pretty much "Country Fifth From The Bottom".
The "Straight Talk Express" has become "How Can He Say That With A Straight Face?" How can he not burst out laughing when he says Sara Palin is "absolutely" qualified to be Vice-President? And what does it say about his judgement when he picks a running mate who makes George W. Bush seem professorial? The only person who should be happy about Sara Palin is Tina Fey. In fact, I'm hoping Sara Palin really is Tina Fey. Palin isn't a candidate, she's a premise.
Palin thinks she knows Russia because she can see it from Alaska. McCain thinks he knows the economy because he can see the Federal Reserve Building from his house in Washington.
The only thing McCain and Palin really know is that if voters focus on the issues, they will lose by a landslide. So they're hoping they can put off the debates, and keep voters from knowing where they stand, until it's too late.