McCain has announced that he will be suspending his campaign to concentrate solely on the economy.
He wants Obama to put his campaign on hold too- and has asked that Friday’s presidential debates be cancelled.
Obama’s cool taking the partisan route with McCain, and coming up with an economic plan-of-action… in fact, it was Obama’s idea to try and work with McCain on this train-wreck to begin with… but…
Cancel the debates?
Suspend his campaign?
I don’t think so.
As Obama rightly pointed out, Presidents have to be able to multi-task.
He feels completely capable of continuing his campaign, debating McCain on Friday as planned, and working on a solution to this looming economic crisis… all at the same time.
Quite frankly, if you can’t pull off a debate a mere 41 days before people are going to have to decide whether to vote for your ass or not and still manage to work on an economic package that Congress will actually pass…
… Then what are you doing running for Prez to begin with?
This country has all kinds of shit going on at any given moment… two wars to fight, economic issues, poverty issues, rebuilding from natural disaster issues, racial issues, environmental issues, unemployment issues, abortion issues, womens’ rights issues, gay rights issues, immigration issues, health care issues…
All kinds of stuff.
Obama’s right- it’s imperative to go forward with the debates… we need to hear from the guys who are hoping to become the captain of this fubar ship.
If MSNBC’s most recent poll is any indication, 69.1% of my fellow Americans agree.
McCain is simply in panic mode.
He’s in big trouble, Obama’s whuppin’ him in the polls- again- and he knows he’s got nothing- absolutely nothing- to bring to the table anymore.
As Ben Smith so aptly noted, McCain’s just unhappy about the direction his campaign is headed… “the only thing that’s changed in the last 48 hours is the public polling.”
Senator McCain admitted yesterday that he hasn’t even bothered to read the bailout proposal…
I think maybe he ought to puruse that sucker…
Since he’s suspending his campaign on account of it and all.
We’re to believe that this same man…
Who doesn’t even find the bailout proposal important enough to read through (let’s face it- regardless of how this thing turns out, he won’t be losing any of his 7 homes, 13 cars or five-hundred-and-some-odd-dollar shoes) really wants to suspend his campaign and put “country first” so he can help hammer out this economic plan?
What’s that line the dems like to say?
Something about, “If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge in Alaska I’d like to sell you…”
We all know what’s really goin’ on.
You see- unlike Sarah Palin- who thinks if this bailout doesn’t pass we’re at risk for another Great Depression…
We aren’t stupid.
The economic crisis has provided McCain the perfect excuse to do what he really wanted to all along…
Take his ball and go home.
McCain just doesn’t want to play anymore.
Good riddance Maverick-Man.