John McCain wanted to throw a temper tantrum and not be in the debate this past Friday. He claimed that he was suspending his campaign until Washington could work out the big uber-bailout (a.k.a. Wall Street Screwjob), but after he dissed David Letterman and got called on it, he Kerry-Flopped and showed up at the debate anyway.
It's a pity too because if he followed through at being a no-show the outcry was to have the Libertarian Party candidate take his place. Sadly, that didn't happen.
But the folks at the Reason Foundation decided to do something unique... they invited Bob Barr to their headquarters and they had a Phantom Debate. Barr actually provided his own unique replies to the responses of Barack Obama and John McCain live as they were jawing away.
The full video isn't up yet, but this is Barr's closing thoughts and Q&A after the fun was done. When the video is ready, I'll post it here.