There's a lot of spouting off - mostly negative - about McCain saying he will skip Friday's scheduled Presidential Debate. I think McCain is making a politically smart move.
Also, call me naive, but if this is not an all hands on deck moment in the U.S. Senate, what is?
Back to politics: I think Barack, by saying to the Senate: "Call me if you need me", is announcing his own irrelevance. I don't see how this helps Barack win votes.