Durbin is amazed:
Last week, Senator John McCain declared the fundamentals of our economy 'strong.' Today he says the situation is so dire he needs to suspend his campaign and delay a scheduled Presidential debate so he can devote his full attention to the problem.
With polls showing his campaign is at its weakest, Senator McCain's decision may have less to do with the drop in the Dow Jones average and more to do with a decline in the Gallup poll.
It's not economic leadership that Senator McCain would bring to these negotiations; it's presidential politics – which is the last thing we need if we really want to solve the serious problems our nation faces.