Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Obama Accepts Bush Invitation To Meet In Washington
Posted on 09/24/2008 5:42:01 PM PDT by mathprof
With extraordinary stakes on the line, President Bush has invited both presidential candidates and the leaders of the House and Senate to the White House on Thursday in hopes of securing a bill to rescue the economy.
Bush took the unusual step Wednesday night of calling Democratic Sen. Barack Obama directly to invite him to the meeting, White House press secretary Dana Perino said. An Obama spokesman said the senator would attend. The White House has also invited Republican Sen. John McCain.
Perino said the goal of the session is to make progress -- fast -- on a bipartisan solution to the biggest economic crisis in decades.
She said the call between Bush and Obama lasted several minutes and was "a good conversation."
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the Democratic presidential contender "will continue to work in a bipartisan spirit and do whatever is necessary to come up with a final solution."
The move by Bush came just a short time before he was to address the nation about the financial crisis.
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I was really feeling down but better now.
Because, uh, everyone knows Obama is an expert when it comes to financial crises?
"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
whatcha wanna bet the dems make big politics out of this and mc cain is on the losing end.
What’s so important NOW, Barry?
Media trying to forget this was McCain’s idea.
Wow - this is getting interesting. I think advantage=McCain, though, for stepping out in front today and showing he walks it like he talks it.....COUNTRY FIRST.
a ‘final solution’?
thats Hussien for you....coming when called and led around the nose like a donkey....not knowing what to do or when to do it...
This makes 0bama look like he was derelict.
Good move, Bush.
Now well get to see just how useless 0bama really is.
Even better move, Bush.
Gave that idiot Obama a lifeline?
Leaders Lead Demoncrats grandstand for TV cameras...
I caught that too!
I hope you are right.
THIS IS TERRIBLE....do Republican want to win? I have NEVER seen a democrat reach across the aisle so far...why should we? Does Bush want MCCAIN to win or Obama?? This gives Obama an excuse to go.....bad bad bad. And Obama wants money for the affirmative action recipients who cannot pay their mortgages.
His pollsters were telling him he was getting slammed because of his initial reaction.
Doesn't matter. He has an even chance of being Bush's successor.