Wednesday, September 24, 2008


This just in:

Senator John McCain has suspended his campaign.

He has also asked for a postponement of the debate scheduled for Friday (on Foreign Policy, set for Oxford, Miss.)

He has asked Senator Barack Obama to also suspend his campaign.

He reasons that the "historic" crisis on Wall Street should lead both candidates to focus on the economy for a bit instead of campaigning. It is possible that he wishes for time to have a big hand on the 700 Billion dollar bailout being crafted in the Senate because Republicans are largely being punished in the polls for the crisis.

Barack Obama has spoken and he has let the American people know that he will NOT be suspending his campaign so far and that he wishes to keep the debate on Friday going because there's only 40 days left until the election.

The White House and many Senate Republicans are applauding the move by John McCain and his call for bipartisan compromise to get the bailout passed as early as possible.

In response to the question about if he would consider participating in the debate if the bailout passes on Friday, his answer was "Yes".



McCain suspends campaign, calls for Obama to do same - CNN
McCain Suspending Campaign, Asks for Debate Delay - Washington Post
McCain to 'Suspend' Campaign Amid Crisis, Return to D.C. - Wall Street Journal
McCain seeks to delay Friday's debate - MSNBC


The Hawg said...

And good for John McCain. 'nuff said...

Strong Moderate said...

Hold on hawg.. there's always more to be said.. post due in a few hours about this move. Stay tuned!

Jeff said...

I can't imagine a presidential debate better timed to show how our candidates are able to respond to very difficult issues. I hope the current crisis is seriously addressed regardless of the foreign policy intentions.
Unfortunately for John McCain, this view favors Obama since McCain's perceived strong point is foreign policy. With this in mind, I view McCain's recent campaign halt as a political ploy.

Jeff Luppino-Esposito said...

I don't understand what McCain is doing honestly. I consider myself a conservative and can't help but be baffled by this decision, politically and practically. From a political stand point, he appears weak, the people don't see it as a move of real care but one of ploy. From a practical standpoint, it's not his job at this point, as much as it SHOULD be his job as a senator, once you're at this stage in the game in the presidential race, it is your job to show your strength at that level and show what you're going to do in the future, and through debates and campaigning, he can do that. I think this just goes back to the issue of whether people should be forced to resign their current posts once they've been nominated for presidential candidacy...

Strong Moderate said...

@hawg, jeff, & jeff lupino-esposito:

Please read my new post.. I hope you all like it! Please comment! :)