The fact is that Boehner doesn't have 100 votes from his conference -- 100 votes that Nancy Pelosi really wants. And that's not McCain's fault. But Boehner and the White House -- and McCain -- if they want to get something passed -- do have the responsibility to persuade these Republicans to support the bailout. After all, if not to get these recalcitrant Republicans on board, why did McCain go to Washington in the first place?
He went there as a stunt. Isn't that now totally obvious? And is McCain honestly going to go to bat for a Bush bailout of Wall Street - against the conservatives in his own party? Is this where McCain wants to be - backing Bush's latest massive gamble as he did the last one in Iraq?