Proof John McCain tried to prevent the housing meltdown and there was no support from the democrats. Hopefully this will be the end to Obamas chances at seeing the White House except possibly as a guest but at the very least this should shut the tinfoil hat crowd up here claiming this is purely George Bush and his republican friends fault. AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign - Yahoo! News McCain, R-Ariz., was not a target of the DCI campaign. He signed Hagel's letter and three weeks later signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill. In recent days, McCain has said Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were "one of the real catalysts, really the match that lit this fire" of the global credit crisis. McCain has accused Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama of taking advice from former executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and failing to see that the companies were heading for a meltdown. The political backdrop to the debate "was like bizarre-o-world," said the second of three people familiar with the program. "The Republicans were pro-regulation and the Democrats were against it; it was upside down."