Still some uncertainty this morning about whether or not the presidential debates will go ahead this evening. My prediction is that they will. McCain will say something like "I'm confident enough that a deal is close that I can go down to Mississippi and do the debates and then return to complete the deal."
Which is bullshit, of course. No one in politics or media thinks he's making the slightest bit of positive difference in Washington and more than a few think he's made things worse.
But he really can't give Obama a 90 minute prime time forum to talk about foreign policy and the economy without being their to rebut him. It would be a serious blow to the campaign.
So yeah, he'll be there. Whether or not he'll be in any kind of proper shape to give a lively debate is another matter altogether. He's looked pretty ragged the last few days.
1. The twist - Chubby Checker
2. Dumb - Garbage*
3. And your bird can sing - The Beatles
4. The complex - Blue Man Group
5. Sinkin' soon - Norah Jones