Almost exactly four years ago, the McCain campaign pretty much collapsed right when Lehman Brothers did. John McCain insisted on suspending his campaign and having a meeting at the White House, where he proceeded to sit there like a potted plant, while Barack Obama dominated the meeting. McCain himself admitted that he didn’t know much about the economy, he was really a foreign policy and defense kind of guy. He had expected the campaign to be mostly about Iraq and Afghanistan, and suddenly it was about an economic collapse.
The 2012 election was supposed to be about the economy. But now we see foreign affairs take center stage, and Mitt emulating McCain, both in his over-the-top reaction and in his watching the campaign shift to an area where he lacks experience and expertise.
McCain never recovered from his mid-September misstep. Will Mittens?