The weekend at the McCains’ attended by a number of vice presidential hopefuls seems to have been mostly an exercise to generate meaningless speculation by the media over a non-event. It’s one step above anonymous sources mulling over a McCain-Bloomberg ticket. (Yeah, a New York socially liberal billionaire is just the person to help sway those Appalachian voters and calm the GOP base.)
The apparent stunt diverted whatever lingering attention there might have been over McCain’s medical records or his wife’s tax returns and allowed McCain the benefit of a bit of news without ever leaving home. At some point there will be serious news on the VP front to report. This wasn’t it.