Hero Complex

TPM Reader JB gets it …

The current stunt is certainly at the top of the list, but I think there is another aspect of his rash decision to suspend the Republican National Convention that has not been commented on enough. It wasn’t just that he truncated the convention. It was that his campaign leaked that he might give his acceptance speech by live feed from the disaster zone. As if he, John S. McCain III, somehow had to be there……doing what? Commandeering FEMA? This idea that McCain had to be there in the disaster zone instead of addressing his party in St. Paul is in some ways even more ridiculous than the notion that only he could save the Wall Street bailout and that the only way to do that is to “suspend” his campaign. (Although as you and John Aravosis point out, he has a funny way of suspending his campaign given that he’s doing everything he was planning on doing anyway, except debating Obama.)