Seriously... he seems to be intentionally sabotaging himself at every turn. First he picks Palin. A virtual unknown to the national scene who had a pregnant 17 year old daughter and who was in the midst of a scandal in her home state and who has little to no experience after making experience his main campaign issue against Obama Second he begins running a shady and integrity challenged campaign after promising to do right by the American people Third he comes out and says the fundamentals of the economy are strong on the same day the market drops 500 points Fourth he makes contradicting statements all week having to explain and/or clarify constantly or back peddle when its clear he had no clue what he's talking about. He makes knee jerk comments and comes off looking and acting erratic Fifth he suspends his campaign and tries to delay the debates to go back to washington and then doesn't go back to washington for 2 days at which time his presence causes the deal to fall apart Sixth he once again back peddles and shows up at the debate after saying he wouldn't unless a deal was struck. Seventh in the debate he seems angry and stubborn. Refuses to look Obama in the eye and doesn't really lay out a clear plan for the future, instead focuses on the past Eighth takes credit for the bailout bill and bringing the parties together only to have the bill fail in the House and then blames Obama for it's failure. All these things seem to be the work of someone who does NOT want to win in November. McCain is not a stupid man. He has to know what he's doing because it seems the minute he started going up in the polls and pulling ahead of Obama he started really fucking up royal. It seems intentional to me. I think McCain wants to be a Senator but not the President.