McCain is a reflection of Republican hysteria. Fire Cox! Suspend the campaign! Postpone the debates! He gets Bush to call a meeting at which Obama speaks for the Democrats and McCain says almost nothing. He claims to be involved, takes credit for the bailout, yet his own party ignores him and causes the bailout to fail. I never use the word, but McCain is truly a class a a$$clown. He can't even lead his own party. What an utter lack of judgment the man has. McCain takes credit for bill before it loses - Politico.com Print View Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his top aides took credit for building a winning bailout coalition â€“ hours before the vote failed and stocks tanked. The rush to claim he had engineered a victory now looks like a strategic blunder that will prolong the McCainâ€™s campaignâ€™s difficulty in finding a winning message on the economy.