Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain scared to debate

...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.

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.
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?)

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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thene said...

I was thinking just the same - that he's too scared - but was wondering if that was just a British reaction! Because he sure does look like a wimp to me!

Daisy said...

We have been looking forward to the debate. I hope it will still go on.

JoJo said...

His grandstanding is making me sick.

As soon as I heard this news, I immediately thought that he's afraid to get his ass kicked so he's backing out of the debate. The whole thing disgusts me.

Bryce said...

what jojo said.

this is just some new stunt of his.

Dave Dubya said...

Note how the debate is HOW we bail them out, not about if we SHOULD we bail them out.

Johnny McDodge is running scared.

mikeb302000 said...

It's a Republican trick which has failed to help them. Meanwhile, Palin is fading into obscurity. She's becoming paler.

Renee said...

I think that this was one massaive game of chicken and Obama called his bluff. He went on and on about wanting to match wits with Barack and the eve of the debate he finds reason to attempt a back out. He blinked huge in front of the whole country.

Daisy said...

As everyone knows, the debate went on as scheduled, Politico's coverage is here.

McCain is being talked about as "the winner"--but if that's true, why does he give me the major creeps the way he does?

Captain Queeg for president!

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The chap is absolutely just, and there is no question.