First Hillary Clinton put out an ad suggesting that she was best prepared to handle a phone call to the White House at that time of night – when, incidentally, "your children are safe and asleep!"
One politician who had not weighed in on the 3 a.m. issue, however, is presumptive GOP nominee John McCain. Until now.
As the Associated Press reports, McCain said today that he's the one you want answering that early morning phone call.
`I would believe that my knowledge and experience and background clearly indicates that if the phone rang at 3 a.m. in the White House, and I was the one to answer it, I would be the one most qualified to exercise the kind of judgment necessary to address a national security crisis,'' McCain said.
``I've been involved in every major national security challenge for the last 20 years that has faced this country,'' he added. ``I look forward to having that debate as to who's most qualified in the event of a national crisis and the phone ringing at 3 a.m. in the White House.''