the last thing you want to do is to go ahead and shoot yourself in the other foot just to make things even. And then go ahead and shoot yourself in the elbow.
Those of you who missed David Letterman tonight may have missed what might turn out to be a pivotal moment in the campaign. McCain canceled on Dave "at the last minute," telling Dave in a phone call that he had to rush off to Washington to fix the economy. Dave spent most of the show just absolutely skewering McCain - saying something didn't "smell right" about McCain suspending his campaign, and asking why Sarah Palin couldn't have come on instead. It was a beautiful thing. Then, with Keith Olbermann on as pinch hitter, Dave learned that McCain had in fact ditched him to go get interviewed by Katie Couric - apparently he had a layover at CBS News on his way "rushing" to Washington. Dave showed the feed of McCain getting makeup before the interview, and shouted, "Do ya need a ride to the airport??"
A lot of folks watch Dave. I generally don't, but I made a point to watch him tonight because I knew what was going to happen. Dave does his best comedy when he's pissed off. And he was seriously pissed at McCain tonight.
I'm pretty convinced at this point that the election is essentially over. McCain may as well just "suspend" his campaign until November 4th, and then throw the electoral votes he gets from winning just a handful of states (Oklahoma, Idaho, Utah) to Obama.
Nobody's buying his snake oil anymore. Not even the corporate media. And he just majorly dissed a huge figure in late night television. That was a really bad move.