Skip to comments.McCain Suspends Campaign to Help With Bailout
Posted on 09/24/2008 11:52:13 AM PDT by QwackertooEdited on 09/24/2008 12:11:21 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
John McCain announced that he will suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday to return to Washington to help with bailout negotiations. He urged his opponent Barack Obama to do the same.
The Arizona senator also asked the Presidential Debate Commission to postpone Fridays scheduled debate with Obama so that he can work on the financial crisis bailout plan now on Capitol Hill.
America this week faces an historic crisis in our financial system. We must pass legislation to address this crisis. If we do not, credit will dry up, with devastating consequences for our economy. People will no longer be able to buy homes and their life savings will be at stake. Businesses will not have enough money to pay their employees. If we do not act, ever corner of our country will be impacted. We cannot allow this to happen, McCain said.
Just saw this...wow.
Saw it too, with a direct challenge to Obama to do same
And Sarah Palin continues to draw thousands...
Just heard it myself. More info after break.
Just heard Carl report this too. McCain is challenging Obama to do the same thing. I wonder if he’ll bite?
Obammy won’t suspend.
breaking on Business NewsWire
Walking the walk on “Country First”
Debate Friday may be off..
Isn’t this the last day of campaigning before the debate?
AP reports it as:
NEW YORK (AP) — John McCain wants to delay debate with Obama to focus on economic crisis.
Obama is practicing for the debates. Do I smell a debate cancellation or postponement in the works?
Wants debate postponed.
Now asking to delay the debate on Friday.
This smacks of a desperation move at this late stage.
The guy MIGHT be a genius at political campaigning.
Don’t tell ME he’s not a “maverick”...omg
Obama will debate by himself...with teleprompter.
Good move, Mac! Show you’re doing your job. Hussein can continue to do his job, running for president. Let the people decide.
Excellent-exactly the right thing to do...shows his commitment and leadership..
Their still say suspending campaign AND delay debate on Friday.
Put McCain and Obama in Washington and let Palin and Biden hold the rallies. Better yet, Old Joe probably needs to return to Washington as well.
McCain the statesman. This will go over quite well. Very Presidential.
He is either a great genious and an incredible idiot. Time will tell.
This move is genius. Palin is doing all the campaigning anyway. McBrilliant is doing it again!
Now that is how you lead! !@#$ yeah.
That leaves Sarah out there alone.
I can live with that.
I had been hoping this week with Obama practicing for the debate for 3 days, probably longer than that, that at the LAST minute they’d switch it to Economic Policy instead.
McCain may have a better chance of winning if he doesn’t campaign.
This seems to be a little too overly-dramatic on McCain’s part. Go back to Washington, fine...but no need to suspend the debate.
OMG talk about REAL LEADERSHIP
Not only that, it's a very risky move. IMO the outcome of the Paulson plan has been decided. The questions and comments at the hearing today demonstrate that. McCain might arrive at the dance five minutes after it's over.
He'll vote present
Obama won’t budge. He’s got too much practicing to do for the debate.
Quote: “Not that McCain was doing all that well on the campaign trail. But he always seems to be one or two steps (days) behind what he should be doing. This smacks of a desperation move at this late stage.”
It smacks of a gutsy move albeit a gamble. His campaign’s theme is country first. I think he should simply state, “I was not willing to lose a war to win a campaign and I am not willing to win a campaign to ignore the crisis that the economy is in.”
Smart move. That leaves Palin vs Biden on the campaign trail. I'll take that matchup.
It’s also risky in the sense that this was to be the “Foreign Policy” debate, where McCain has a decided edge.
Obama never went when it was in session, did he?
yeah that too rofl
Does 0bama follow McCain’s lead?
Rock meet hard place.
On Drudge now. Sirens! LOL
Good move McCain. Good move.
I agree! Obama will look bad if he doesn’t agree, but is going to be ticked that it wasn’t his idea. He’s going to look like a follower and McCain a leader.
overly dramatic? it’s only the spot for the leader of the free world, with civilization in the balance against Islamic Extremism...
very smart move.
Well, if Obama does decide to go back to Washington we can expect that whatever they come up with he’ll just raise his hand and say ‘PRESENT’.
I think that no salaries ought to be paid to anyone on capital hill until they resolve this mess and I don’t mean by rubberstamping the 700 billion bail-out.
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