John McCain has lost his mind. In the fury of tornado-strength news cycles that allow so little reflection, let's not forget that the Republican nominee went nuts last week.
In the 48 hours leading up to Friday's debate, McCain vowed not to show up -- and then did. He announced a "suspension" of campaigning that never happened. He took credit for spurring negotiations of a Wall Street bailout package that he had nothing to do with.
And on debate night he acted like none of it had happened, making no reference to or providing no explanation for his erratic behavior.
Can you imagine what a McCain presidency would be like? The country -- and perhaps the entire world -- would be hostage to whatever whim strikes his fancy when the alarm clock strikes. Feeling a bit aggressive? Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
As a pundit by trade I must admit that a McCain Administration is alluring. It would likely be a non-stop newsmaker. If nothing else, we would be spending much of our time trying to figure out what this crazy man is thinking. More on Craig Crawford's Blog.