Say what you like about Team McCain, they certainly know how to shake things up. From Britney/Paris ads to picking Palin to 'taking command' of the economic crisis.
Why's he doing this:
- Polls, polls, polls. As Ben Smith said: "But in terms of the timing of this move: The only thing that's changed in the last 48 hours is the public polling."
- McCain hasn't been doing debate prep properly this week (NYC:WTF?), whilst Obama has been on near lockdown.
- The economic crisis even led Obama to stage a polling comeback on his ability to handle a crisis.
Does that mean that Obama should accept delaying the debate? I think not. Instead, Obama should accept a 24hr suspension, fly back to DC, negotiate a deal by lunchtime tommorow and do the debate Friday.