I agree. It was a big stunt and I hope it comes back to bite him in the arse.
OK, though, stop and think for a second. These guys *can't win.* If you prepare for a campaign debate in the face of the greatest economic crisis we've seen since 1929, you're fiddling while Rome burns. If you stop campaigning to deal with the problem, it's a stunt. (reminiscent of a lot of the talk in the couple of years after 9/11 and the beginning of the Iraq war: If you do something about terrorism before it hits you, it's an eeevil pre-emptive strike. If you do nothing and wait for them to hit first, then, well, you did nothing, and you're skewered by the opposition for having known it could have happened and not having stopped it.) Give the guys a break, is my thinking. And in this case I'm talking to both sides about about both guys.