Spinning Out

Recently, Simon wrote about how U.S. Sen. John McCain's campaign was becoming increasingly untethered from reality. That analysis was confirmed this week when McCain decided, almost surreally, to suspend his campaign and call off the debate; today, The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne Jr. writes that his intervention in the deliberations over the bailout "could not have been more out of sync with what was actually happening."

McCain's campaign suspension didn't stop his campaign from spinning his debate appearance, however. No matter that McCain was not even planning to attend, or that the debate hasn't happened yet - they still released the following web ad today:

That's right. The McCain campaign has officially begun spinning the future. Look for their new ad, coming out next week: "McCain Wins Presidency!"