Ok, this is different. The headlines makes for amusing reading:
- Analysis: McCain’s debate ploy a sign of weakness
- McCain blinks
- Stunt Man
- Obama says debate still on, McCain tries to lower expectations
In Sen. McCain’s statement:
“We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved. I am directing my campaign to work with the Obama campaign and the commission on presidential debates to delay Friday night’s debate until we have taken action to address this crisis… Following September 11th, our national leaders came together at a time of crisis. We must show that kind of patriotism now.“
Nice how he worked 9/11 into it. Former Mayor Giuliani must be proud…
This is hardly a surprise Terrorist Attack; people with eyes saw the Economy tanking for months. Is it really appropriate for a Presidential Candidate to interfere with such Negotiations in the 11th hour? I think not, especially in light that the Election has not run it’s course.
In his statement, Sen. Obama said:
“It’s my belief that this is exactly the time when people need to hear from the person who in 140 days will be responsible for handling the economy.”
“It will be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once.”
“It’s more important than ever that we present ourselves to the American people.”
I think that says it best.
Suspending the campaign until the economic crisis is fixed? I really find it amusing considering that Sen. McCain’s Attendance Record is pretty bad this year. Not surprisingly, the McCain campaign wants to delay the VP Debate too. Now that is hardly a surprise since the McCain campaign doesn’t trust Gov. Palin to spend any time taking questions.
This isn’t the actions of a responsible leader, it’s the panicked show boating of a politician. If Sen. McCain can’t handle Sen. Obama in a debate, How will he run the country as President?
Music I’m listening to know:
Nothing at the moment.