I know the hour is late, but… John McCain, if you’re listening, here’s what I think you should do in tonight’s debate:
- First, announce that you’ve fired your campaign management, and that you’re dumping Palin and replacing her with Romney. Come clean and say she was a bad choice, bad for you and even worse for America. Condemn the scare tactics, say you’re sorry for the bad blood.
- Then take the gloves off. Explain to those 60 million Americans, in as simple terms as you can, that even in dire times, presidential campaigns are about character, and that you wonder, for example, how 20 years of attending Jeremiah Wright’s church might have shaped Barack Obama. Let your opponent answer, listen attentively, then let the matter rest.
As you know, I kind of support the other guy, so I don’t really want you to take my advice. But if you’re looking for a truly mavericky thing to do, well — I challenge you to come up with a bolder plan.