After calling for debates all summer, John McCain is cutting and running from the first one.Howie P.S.: The AP just put up this response from the Obama campaign. Ben Smith comments:
That's nice. Here's a better idea: Lay out those details in public, in a transparent, free-wheeling televised the debate this Friday, after officially changing the topic from foreign policy to the economy. Good leaders can change course to meet a crisis, but they don't run from public scrutiny. John McCain may hope his Beltway trip looks presidential, but you don't need to be in Washington to rally the American people to a solution to these problems.
The only thing that's changed in the last 48 hours is the public polling.