Skip to comments.McCain Speaks at Clinton Initiative
Posted on 09/25/2008 9:52:18 AM PDT by Fred
NEW YORK -- The morning after he declared he would suspend his presidential campaigning and return to Washington to deal with the U.S. economic crisis, Sen. John McCain made one last campaign stop, speaking at a conference on global issues organized by former president Bill Clinton.
Addressing his dramatic call for a pause in the intense presidential campaign, McCain said he intends to "join" the debate in Washington over how to address the meltdown in the country's financial institutions.
"I cannot carry on a campaign as though this dangerous situation had not occurred, or as though a solution were at hand, which it clearly is not," McCain said. "With so much on the line, for America and the world, the debate that matters most right now is taking place in the United States Capitol -- and I intend to join it. Senator Obama is doing the same. America should be proud of the bipartisanship we are seeing."
His comments came even as there were indications that lawmakers may already be closer to a deal on legislation to address the crisis. But McCain offered a pessimistic assessment of immediate success.
"It has become clear that no consensus has developed to support the Administration's proposal to meet the crisis," he said. "I do not believe that the plan on the table will pass as it currently stands, and we are running out of time."
Following McCain's visit to the conference, called the Clinton Global Initiative, the Republican nominee is scheduled to return to Washington and his Senate office to begin discussions about the economic rescue package.
Later in the afternoon, McCain and his rival, Sen. Barack Obama, are scheduled to meet at the White House with President Bush and congressional leaders.
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Whatever. Speaking at Clinton’s forum is distasteful as hell, but McCain can’t seem to slake his need to praise Democrats.
McCain has stolen Obama’s thunder on the relief package, so that’ll be enough for me for now.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Bill Clinton’s earned McCain’s kind words this week. He went on half a dozen national shows and couldn’t say enough good things about McCain and Palin. This gives non-moonbat Democrats permission to vote for McCain without being branded a “racist”, or at least, to join Bill Clinton in being branded a “racist” by the hard left.
Clinton also did not find any fault with McCain for wanting to delay the first debate, even adding that you couldn’t accuse him of running from the debate since he had asked for more of them.
And finally Clinton laid a very large part of the blame for the present crisis at the feet of the Democrats in the Congress who voted against several bills for better oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
No wonder the DUmmies are fuming.
Yup. Clintonistas and McCain are triangulating BO.
If I were a dedicated RAT, I’d be furious at Clinton too.
I am worried now. They say they have reached a deal. Didn’t take long.
If we had let the economy reach bottom in ‘82, cut up our credit cards, and lived within our means, we wouldn’t be at this point now.
NO BAILOUTS BY GOVERNMENT!!!!!
DISENBOWEL THE FEDERAL RESERVE!!!!
FIRE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, BERNACKE, BARNEY FRANK, CHRIS DODD, AND CHUCK SCHUMER!!!!
CANCEL ALL OBSOLETE AND UNNECESSARY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES!!!!
PARE GOVERNMENT SPENDING BACK TO THE BONE!!!!
The surgery is going to hurt, but unless we go through it, the Socialist cancer will do us in.
Bubba has been giving McCain’s campaign a huge boost lately. McC is simply returning the favor.
Let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth!!!
Bubba has been giving McCains campaign a huge boost lately. McC is simply returning the favor.
Lets not look a gift horse in the mouth!!!”
I just hope the ‘favor’ doesn’t include a supreme court appointment!
RELAX people...this is just part of the DEAL. Everything is going according to the joint Clinton-McCain design.
FORECLOSE ON ALL ILLEGALS IN DEFAULT AND DEPORT THEM, AND FINE THE BANK WHO APPROVED THEIR LOAN FOR $1 MILLION EACH
“I just hope the favor doesnt include a supreme court appointment!”
I doubt it but I would not be surprised if some kind of deal was worked to get one of the Clintons into a McCain administration as part of a “non-partisan” advisory group or whatever. Probably Bill, since Hillary wants to be leader in the Senate and keep 2012 options alive.
If you just listen to Bill over the past week without considering anything else you would think he was a McCain supporter. Oh, that’s right-he is.
From Bill’s standpoint not only is BO a blood enemy now, but McCain’s VP is hotter than Obama’s VP, something not lost on Bill I’ll bet.
foreclose???? dude, they are long gone, these types of NINJA loans fell out the first year of the foreclosure epidemic... the only one left are the honest ones. Time to get a damn floor in the prices of the housing market...
McCain declared his support for efforts to combat global warming, dropping his stump speech demands to "drill here, drill now" in favor of more "green" rhetoric that would appeal to the crowd at the conference.
"To make the great turn away from carbon-emitting fuels, we will need all the inventive genius of which America is capable," he said. "We will need as well an economy strong enough to support our nation's great shift toward clean energy."
Shifting core principles --- sweet ! I'm voting for Sarah.