CNBC's Charlie Gasparino is now reporting that McCain is saying the deal is "dead" in it's current form. This marks another flipflop from the senator, who just the other day says some sort of bailout was needed. This also comes in light of the Democrats in both houses coming to an agreement as to what they want. Indeed, even 40 out of 49 Republicans said they would go along. McCain had met with Republican leaders. He or his handlers have been in constant contact with the White House, particularly Paulson. So I'll tell you, if this is true, it's a shocker. I wonder if this is that hail mary pass people were wondering he was going to pull? If Gasparino is correct, then this changes the dynamics of the campaign a bit. He could be perceived as the guy against Wall Street. Of course, the cynical bastard in me thinks this is also a ruse. Nothing Republicans have done has been on the up and up, if you know what I mean. He comes out against it, but probably in secret has a deal with Paulson or who knows.