meaning to back out on an obligation at the last minute, to not follow through on a plan; to be a no show (popularized by Senator John McCain when he threatened to suspend his campaign and focus on the "Wall Street Bailout" during the 2008 presidential election. Also when he backed out of his first appearance on The Letterman Show) also referred to as "pulling a McCain" or "pulled a McCain"
I told Jesse I would go to his party but I think I'm gonna have to "pull a McCain" on this one.
by H.u.N.g.r.Y. October 18, 2008
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