McCain "will spar this week in mock debates" with former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele who will play Obama "and use many of his speaking patterns, tactics and body language."
Michael Steele? What are the odds? Were J.C. Watts and Ron Christie otherwise occupied?
But McCain has a secret preparation method:
On the day of the debate, McCain "will host a town-hall event and take a short nap"
He will be up past his normal bedtime after all.
[Cross-posted at Firedoglake]