On Fox News this afternoon, Charles Krauthammer says: "McCain supported the surge and that was a touchdown. He chose Sarah Palin and she caught it in the endzone. I don’t think this one [suspending his campaign and canceling Friday night’s debate to work on the highly unpopular bailout bill] is likely to work."
McCain strikes me as a nutter. I agree with George Will that he does not appear to have the calm necessary to be president.
By contrast, Barack Obama has run a superb campaign without desperate measures.