Is There Risk in McCain’s Suspension?

by Shannen W. Coffin

The consensus here seems to be that there is little risk in McCain’s suspension of his campaign, and the promise of great reward. But I wonder whether there isn’t some serious risk. This Politico story seems to suggest that Democrats are starting to frame McCain’s intervention as a complication to negotiations.   Whether true or not (and undoubtedly it is not), Democrats may well seek to blame John McCain for “injecting Presidential politics” into the negotiations if a deal falls apart. That seems a silly argument, but silly arguments have been known to become fact in election years. McCain’s challenge is to make his return to Washington appear productive, whether a deal is struck or not. 

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