DID McCAIN BLOW UP THE BAILOUT?

A deal was in play before McCain arrived:

What was McCain to do? Well, here’s what it looks like he did: Ally himself with conservative Republicans in the House and encourage their resistance to the deal in an effort to blow it up – and, thus, create the kind of drama and suspense necessary for McCain to assume the heroic role he carved out for himself on Wednesday.


So did John McCain go to Washington to help save the country, or to save his flagging campaign?