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Old 09-24-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Obama's camp issued a statement that they approached McCain first this morning about issuing a bipartisian statement about the crisis. Instead McCain made this announcement.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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This is hail Mary of sorts. McCain knows that polls show that Americans trust Obama to fix the economy more than him. He has to try and show that he's a take charge guy and can fix this mess.

I think he just threw any chance he had of winning in the trash, it's over.
He's a complete idiot. It's so obvious, I hope even the dumbest citizen can see it. I think they will.

Why not have debates even if he/they want to "help" in this crisis?!
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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For those that think this is sincere on his part - read this breaking news

McCain seeks to delay debate to focus on economy - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080924/ap_on_el_pr/mccain - broken link)

"In a statement, McCain says he will stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems."

His plans until Thursday include...
"McCain planned to meet later Wednesday with foreign leaders in town for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. His running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was set to join him in a meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko.

McCain was also scheduled to meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and with Bono, the lead singer of U2 and an activist on global poverty and AIDS. He was scheduled to tape an appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman."

McCain scheduled a session with Lady Lynn de Rothschild, a former supporter and fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run who announced last week that she was supporting McCain."

If he goes through with these plans but doesn't debate Obama - what does that say about him?
Good one. I agree with you now.... My brain is hurting. I'm confused now.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: New York City
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move it to dc then.
bingo!
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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How long does he want to "suspend" the campaign for? From Thursday til Monday or Tuesday? Just long enough to skip the debate?
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Whether his intentions are genuine or not... THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS TO INTERFERE WITH THE DEBATE! Move it to DC then.
Hear, hear!! And with rightofcenter's post, he certainly has the time.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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All of a sudden it went from 'The fundamentals of the economy are strong' to this is such a big crisis that he can't participate in a Friday night debate?
...Soo...the GI Bill wasn't important but the Economy which he doesn't understand is front and center?

Why is there this ENORMOUS rush!!
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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McCain just stated that he is sure that by Monday they can have a workable agreement in place. So yes I do think he is trying to avoid the debate and he has already contacted the debate committee about it.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Obama's camp issued a statement that they approached McCain first this morning about issuing a bipartisian statement about the crisis. Instead McCain made this announcement.
McCain is INSANE! He is even giving sleaze a bad name!
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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The American public has these two men on salary. The job description doesn't include campaigning.
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