“I Know When a Crisis Calls for All Hands On Deck”

The former Navy pilot explains his reasoning for suspending his campaign and returning to Washington in his remarks to the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

Read McCain’s full prepared remarks here.

After Clinton introduced McCain, he left the podium and accidentally took McCain’s speech text with him.

McCain calls Clinton his “friend.” Palin, Cindy McCain in the audience.

Plus: McCain honcho Steve Schmidt sat in the third row right next to major Democratic donor/activist and friend Steve Bing.

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