Referring to Barack Obama, John McCain said at a rally on September 29, 2008, "I'll never be a president that sits on the sidelines when this country faces a crisis. I'll never do that. I know many of you noticed, it's not my style to simply phone it in."
So what did he do about the financial crisis on that same day? "...having come back to Washington, he chose not to actually go to Capitol Hill today. Instead, Senator McCain worked the phones from his campaign headquarters. Aides say he made 17 phone calls by 5:00 or 6:00."
This is from the same candidate who said he wouldn't debate until a bailout resolution was adopted. The only thing one can count on from the McCain campaign is continuous grandstanding.