...because he will look like a fool when he does.
According to Politico:
John McCain called Wednesday for the first presidential debate, scheduled for Friday in Mississippi, to be delayed and urged Barack Obama to join him in Washington for a high-level meeting of congressional leaders to address the financial crisis. Obama responded that the debate should go on.What do you all think of this? Is it on the level? I think it's as calculated as the McCain campaign restraining Sarah Palin from answering any unscheduled, off-the-cuff questions. (And what's that about?)
In a roll of the dice that jolted the presidential race, McCain said he is suspending his campaign - and his fundraising and campaign advertising - as of Thursday and will return to Washington. He also scrapped a planned appearance on David Letterman.
President Bush, in his televised address to the nation Wednesday night, said he had invited both men to come to the White House on Thursday for a summit meeting with congressional leadership.
A McCain aide told Politico Wednesday night that the campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there's no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the vice presidential debate, currently scheduled for October 2 in St. Louis.
I agree the financial crisis is dire, and I'd like to hear what BOTH parties have to say about it.
Maybe McCain doesn't have anything to say and needs to come up with something, so he hopes a week will buy him some time?
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