Surprise, surprise! McCain goes to Washington, tries to get the House Republicans to score some populist points for him without pissing off his patrons on Wall Street, fails, and winds up going to the debate anyway. I was going to liveblog the debate, but I have decided to savor what I'm sure will be a slow motion trainwreck without the distraction of typing.
UPDATE: McCain held up better than I expected. His persistence in telling the same lies over and over again probably helped sustain him. Obama did well, probably winning by split decision.