McCain Wins Debate! So says the McCain campaign this afternoon.

First he wasn’t even going to show up. Then the flip-flop. Now, just declare victory and get out of Dodge no matter what happens.

I suspect that some of the guys involved in this are the same guys involved in the Sarah Palin pick. Just a hunch.

I have no idea whether someone wishes to rant about arrogance (BBQ Pit) or smirk about silliy goofs (MPSIMS), but I suspect that every campaign has commissioned ads touting their success–ads that have to be scripted, produced, and distributed before the event so that the various media outlets can run them immediately the next morning.

There is no debate, here, and it is taking up room on the front page.