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McCain Suspends Campaign to Help With Bailout
FoxNews ^ | 9/24/08 | Sharon Kehnemui Liss, FOXNews.com

Posted on 09/24/2008 11:52:13 AM PDT by Qwackertoo

Edited 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 Friday’s 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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; ayres; bailout; bho; communityorganizer; congress; countryfirst; democrooks; election2008; electionpresident; faniemae; fanniemae; financialcrisis; freddiemac; hussein; mccain; mccainpalin; mortgage; obama; present; rats; rezko; rino; speculators; wallstreet
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1 posted on 09/24/2008 11:52:15 AM PDT by Qwackertoo
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To: Qwackertoo

Just saw this...wow.


2 posted on 09/24/2008 11:52:43 AM PDT by Raebie
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To: Qwackertoo

Saw it too, with a direct challenge to Obama to do same


3 posted on 09/24/2008 11:52:56 AM PDT by justkate
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To: Qwackertoo

And Sarah Palin continues to draw thousands...

lol


4 posted on 09/24/2008 11:53:01 AM PDT by smith288 (Maverick - Barracuda 08! Http://www.cafepress.com/smith288)
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To: Qwackertoo

Just heard it myself. More info after break.


5 posted on 09/24/2008 11:53:12 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Qwackertoo

Just heard Carl report this too. McCain is challenging Obama to do the same thing. I wonder if he’ll bite?


6 posted on 09/24/2008 11:53:26 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Qwackertoo

About time!


7 posted on 09/24/2008 11:53:28 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: BulletBobCo

Obammy won’t suspend.


8 posted on 09/24/2008 11:54:03 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (Proud member: Minnesotans for Global Warming)
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To: Qwackertoo
"McCain Wants To Delay Debate To Focus On Financial Rescue"

breaking on Business NewsWire

9 posted on 09/24/2008 11:54:15 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Qwackertoo

Walking the walk on “Country First”


10 posted on 09/24/2008 11:54:19 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: Raebie

Debate Friday may be off..


11 posted on 09/24/2008 11:54:39 AM PDT by justkate
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To: greatvikingone

Isn’t this the last day of campaigning before the debate?


12 posted on 09/24/2008 11:54:46 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Qwackertoo

AP reports it as:

NEW YORK (AP) — John McCain wants to delay debate with Obama to focus on economic crisis.


13 posted on 09/24/2008 11:54:48 AM PDT by dk88 (Community commie+beltway blowhard VS. War hero&brewery owning wife+NRA hottie. Questions?)
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To: justkate
"Saw it too, with a direct challenge to Obama to do same"

Obama is practicing for the debates. Do I smell a debate cancellation or postponement in the works?

14 posted on 09/24/2008 11:54:54 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Qwackertoo

Wants debate postponed.

(FNC)


15 posted on 09/24/2008 11:55:08 AM PDT by maggief
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To: greatvikingone

Now asking to delay the debate on Friday.


16 posted on 09/24/2008 11:55:08 AM PDT by Qwackertoo
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To: Qwackertoo
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.

17 posted on 09/24/2008 11:55:26 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: justkate

The guy MIGHT be a genius at political campaigning.


18 posted on 09/24/2008 11:55:36 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: noexcuses

Don’t tell ME he’s not a “maverick”...omg


19 posted on 09/24/2008 11:55:38 AM PDT by justkate
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To: InterceptPoint

Obama will debate by himself...with teleprompter.


20 posted on 09/24/2008 11:55:46 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Qwackertoo

Good move, Mac! Show you’re doing your job. Hussein can continue to do his job, running for president. Let the people decide.


21 posted on 09/24/2008 11:55:51 AM PDT by scottinoc
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To: Qwackertoo

Excellent-exactly the right thing to do...shows his commitment and leadership..


22 posted on 09/24/2008 11:56:15 AM PDT by travelagent (Ohio)
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To: dk88

Their still say suspending campaign AND delay debate on Friday.


23 posted on 09/24/2008 11:56:18 AM PDT by Qwackertoo
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To: Qwackertoo
Interesting move.

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.

Genius.

24 posted on 09/24/2008 11:56:26 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obviously, liberals can't handle a strong, independent woman.)
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To: Qwackertoo

McCain the statesman. This will go over quite well. Very Presidential.


25 posted on 09/24/2008 11:56:48 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: WayneS
The guy MIGHT be a genius at political campaigning.

He is either a great genious and an incredible idiot. Time will tell.

26 posted on 09/24/2008 11:57:08 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (End the Obamanation, Vote Maverick, McCain/Palin '08; Free Laz; Drill baby drill; Stand up for Chuck)
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To: WayneS

This move is genius. Palin is doing all the campaigning anyway. McBrilliant is doing it again!


27 posted on 09/24/2008 11:57:30 AM PDT by agere_contra (It's 'We the People', not 'We the Media')
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To: Qwackertoo

Now that is how you lead! !@#$ yeah.


28 posted on 09/24/2008 11:57:36 AM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: BulletBobCo
Obama will debate by himself...with teleprompter.

And lose!

29 posted on 09/24/2008 11:57:47 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Qwackertoo
He wants to be sure provisions for limiting executive compensation are included in any bill.

30 posted on 09/24/2008 11:57:47 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Qwackertoo
All senators should be back at their posts in Washington.

That leaves Sarah out there alone.

I can live with that.

31 posted on 09/24/2008 11:57:52 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: travelagent

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.


32 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:11 AM PDT by Qwackertoo
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To: Qwackertoo

McCain may have a better chance of winning if he doesn’t campaign.


33 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:15 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: justkate

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.


34 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:19 AM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Qwackertoo

OMG talk about REAL LEADERSHIP


35 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:29 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Sarah Palin Conservative Voice of the 21st Century.)
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To: CatOwner
This smacks of a desperation move at this late stage.

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.

36 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:31 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: mass55th
Just heard Carl report this too. McCain is challenging Obama to do the same thing. I wonder if he’ll bite?

He'll vote present

37 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Qwackertoo

Obama won’t budge. He’s got too much practicing to do for the debate.


38 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:58 AM PDT by DRey
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To: CatOwner

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.”


39 posted on 09/24/2008 11:58:58 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: justkate
Saw it too, with a direct challenge to Obama to do same

Smart move. That leaves Palin vs Biden on the campaign trail. I'll take that matchup.

40 posted on 09/24/2008 11:59:02 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: BulletBobCo
"Obama will debate by himself...with teleprompter."

Obama is studying the answers to the wrong test. I will bet the debate questions will have to be changed to include the financial bailout. Screw the foreign policy discussion when your own country is in trouble. Obama will cry foul now that he won't have the correct answers before the debate.
41 posted on 09/24/2008 11:59:13 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

It’s also risky in the sense that this was to be the “Foreign Policy” debate, where McCain has a decided edge.


42 posted on 09/24/2008 11:59:22 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obviously, liberals can't handle a strong, independent woman.)
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To: justkate

Obama never went when it was in session, did he?


43 posted on 09/24/2008 11:59:26 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Retired Greyhound

yeah that too rofl


44 posted on 09/24/2008 11:59:39 AM PDT by justkate
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To: TexasNative2000

Does 0bama follow McCain’s lead?

Rock meet hard place.


45 posted on 09/24/2008 11:59:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Qwackertoo

On Drudge now. Sirens! LOL

Good move McCain. Good move.


46 posted on 09/24/2008 12:00:01 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: agere_contra

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.

Nice move!

McCain/Palin ‘08.


47 posted on 09/24/2008 12:00:09 PM PDT by Unkosified (Sarah has always been proud to be an American. Michelle wasn't proud of America until 2008.)
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To: Azzurri

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.


48 posted on 09/24/2008 12:00:11 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Qwackertoo

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’.


49 posted on 09/24/2008 12:00:21 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Churchillspirit

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.


50 posted on 09/24/2008 12:00:37 PM PDT by princess leah
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