My afternoon news-hopping just led me to this: John McCain to suspend campaign, and breaking news on ABCNews.com: MCCAIN SAYS WILL 'SUSPEND' CAMPAIGN TO WORK ON ECONOMIC CRISIS; CALLS ON OBAMA TO DO SAME.

Apparently, McCain is finally realizing that there's a problem with the economy. But how convenient that he's realizing this just as the first debate is coming up! So somehow I don't find his sudden concern over the economy a legitimate reason to postpone Friday's debate.
ETA: It was also announced today that Obama's up on the polls b/c of the economic crisis. Must be a coincidence that McCain is doing this today.

Let me just get this straight -- the McCain camp already convinced folks that the VP debate should be scripted (to protect poor, little Palin from the big, bad Biden), they've kept the press from doing their job as Palin's intro to the world stage unfolds, and now they want to "suspend" campaign activity b/c the economy sucks?!

I don't know about you, but I'd rather not have a President who doesn't hold himself accountable to the American people (be it through the press) or who doesn't know how to multi-task.

Are these people f'n serious?!


UPDATE: Obama and McCain were supposed to issue a joint statement, but McCain wanted to look like it was all his idea --

Shortly after Sen. McCain issued his statement, the Obama campaign issued its own, saying that the pair is working on a joint statement on the crisis, a process they said was initiated by Sen. Obama when he called Sen. McCain at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Obama spokesman Bill Burton.

"At 8:30 this morning, Senator Obama called Senator McCain to ask him if he would join in issuing a joint statement outlining their shared principles and conditions for the Treasury proposal and urging Congress and the White House to act in a bipartisan manner to pass such a proposal," Mr. Burton said in an email to reporters. "At 2:30 this afternoon, Senator McCain returned Senator Obama's call and agreed to join him in issuing such a statement. The two campaigns are currently working together on the details."
No mention of Obama wanting to suspend the campaign, though. And the Obama camp says the debate is on.

UPDATE #2: By now, I'm sure you've heard McCain wants to move the debate to the VP debate slot. But, when would the VP debate be?! WHO KNOWS?! Probably Nov. 6th or something.

It gets worse:
if there is no bailout deal by Friday, McCain has no plan to go to debate
So you're threatening congress and being a stubborn f'n child. Holyyyy crap. I can't believe he's trying to do this.

5 comments:

At Wed Sep 24, 03:19:00 PM Habladora said...

What does he propose to do to fix the economy with the time he's not debating?

I think that if we were to play like the republicans do, you'd be hearing some refrains of "if you can't stand the heat" right about now...

 
At Wed Sep 24, 03:30:00 PM frau sally benz said...

I have no idea what exactly he hopes to accomplish in a few days that he hasn't done in the past 8 years.

He also wants to have a meeting with Bush apparently? It all sounds lovely, but I don't understand why it requires "suspending" anything.

 
At Thu Sep 25, 12:26:00 AM fourth wave said...

This all just makes me want to cry. Or laugh. I can't decide.

 
At Fri Sep 26, 10:54:00 PM Liz said...

I typed "mccain is a moron" into google and got this blog page. after watching the debate I am so fed up with his cranky-old-man stupidity and then watching all the rest of the GOP & even the newscasters saying that he made important points. I don't believe I am deaf...but I must be high cuz I missed anything intelligent out of him. sorry for the soapbox from a passerby. just makes me feel better that others are out there feeling as frustrated.

 
At Sat Sep 27, 11:06:00 AM frau sally benz said...

Hey, Liz, it is QUITE alright! Soapbox away! This election is becoming increasingly frustrating, and everyone needs to get all of that crap out.

 

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