This is so obvious.

John McCain just can’t get his party to follow his lead.

McCain told CNN this morning that in spite of fierce opposition to the bailout, “I’m glad to stay at it. That’s what my job is, I believe, as an American, not as a candidate for president.” McCain said he spoke with President Bush this morning and expressed support for a proposed increase of FDIC insurance levels on bank deposits from $100,000 to $250,000.

The Republican party runs an ad against the bailout, while McCain struts out to pontificate his support for it. Confused much?

The public isn’t: Asked to assess responsibility for the legislation’s failure, 44 percent said Republicans were the reason, 21 percent said the Democrats and 17 percent said both sides were responsible.