Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The show must go on? The McCain and Obama debate postponed?

The isn't a "breaking-news" type blog but there have been some interesting developments in the presidential election.
Read the story from Fox News - McCain Suspends Campaign to Help With Bailout
John McCain will suspend his presidential campaign Thursday and has asked to postpone his debate Friday with Barack Obama so the two senators can return to Washington to help negotiate a Wall Street bailout, an approach to the financial crisis and campaigning that Obama promptly rejected...

Obama responded by saying that such disruptive measures were unnecessary.

"Presidents are going to have to deal with more than one thing at a time," Sen. Obama said. "It's not necessary for us to think that we can only do one thing and suspend everything else." He said that he and McCain have large campaign planes that can get them out of Mississippi and back to Washington quickly.
McCain is caught between a rock and a hard place
...McCain will participate in Friday night’s debate if a bill is passed by Friday morning, his adviser Mark Salter said.

By stepping away from the first debate, McCain he is giving up an opportunity to show off his foreign policy credentials. He had negotiated strongly to make foreign policy, his strong suit, the topic of the first of the three debates. On the other hand, McCain has been criticized for being weak on the issue of economy

But McCain has fallen in recent polls — largely attributable to the economic crisis — and rival political analysts suggested McCain’s move was opportunistic and a chance to stem the free-fall.
Follows the news and the chess game from - Breaking: McCain suspends campaign to deal with economy, calls for debate to be postponed

and - Obama responds to McCain’s “time out”: The debate should not be cancelled
- Watch video of Obama's statement from C&L

If this was wrestling, this would be the part where McCain plays coy. Tells everyone he's somewhere else and as Obama stands at the podium by himself ready to proceed with the debate... McCain's theme music hits... Too unserious you think?

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