Skip to comments.McCain Suspends Campaign, Shocks Republicans (four years ago today)
Posted on 09/24/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT by Arthurio
McCain Suspends Campaign, Shocks Republicans
Obama, taken by surprise by McCain's announcement, says the debate should go on
By Liz Halloran
September 24, 2008
He did what?
The sound of jaws hitting the floor reverberated in Washington this afternoon when Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced that he would suspend his campaign and asked that Friday's debate be postponed. Why? Because of the "historic crisis in our financial system," said McCain, who intends to return to Washington tomorrow to participate in Wall Street bailout negotiations on the Hill.
In explaining his decision, McCain also referred to 9/11, patriotism, and partisan divisions that have "prevented us from addressing our national challenges." What he didn't mention was that Democratic nominee Barack Obamaat the urging of GOP Sen. Tom Coburnhad called him early this morning with an invitation to issue a joint statement that would outline agreed-upon principles and conditions for the Treasury's bailout proposal and urge Congress and the White House to join in the statement. And that when McCain called him back at 2:30 this afternoon, the two candidates had agreed on some broad principles.
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McCain never really wanted to beat Obama. The GOP was insane to nominate him.
Can anyone guess what McCain’s payoff from the RATs was?
McCain never really wanted to be President.
Praise. Lots and lots of empty praise.
I enjoyed voting against John McLame when he was up for re-election in the senate, at least I was able to get my vote back when I voted for him against Odumba! It truly was a wonderful day!
The ONLY hope that McCain had was SARAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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