It's a great campaign ploy, if he can get away with it, but this tired old man who wants to be president is afraid to face the electorate. Maybe it's because he knows that it is primarily the Republican Party that is responsible for the fiscal crisis in this country. Now, the poster boy for deregulation wants to spend taxpayer money to bail out the fat cats. Funny, the administration never could find money to help middle-class folks with money for health care or education.
By the way, what's up with his campaign manager's ties to Freddie Mac? See article in the New York Times
So, now McCain can go hide with Sarah Palin, who can't speak with the press unless she's carefully scripted.