TELL US WHAT?…. On “Fox News Sunday,” Chris Wallace asked John McCain how he thinks President Obama is doing so far. The Arizona Republican said he thinks the president is “working very hard,” and has “the support of the majority” of the country, but is making a “serious mistake” with his budget. No big surprise.

But then, there was this odd exchange:

Wallace: You ever feel like saying “I told you so”?

McCain: Oh, I’m sure that would be pleasant feeling, but the point is we’re in such a severe crisis….

I have no idea what the question even means. McCain might be tempted to say, “I told you so” to the nation? And why would he do that, exactly?

Presumably he could remind us of the time he told us the fundamentals of the economy are strong. Or perhaps he could taunt us by reminding us of his recommended spending freeze as a response to the economic crisis.

Even by Fox News standards, Wallace’s question is absurd. It presupposes that, looking back at the presidential campaign, McCain was right about … something. It’s not clear what.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.