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Old 09-24-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Congress should take a deep breath, relax and get to work. Rushing through legislation will create a mess with long term consequences that we'll all pay for. There is no reason to suspend a Presidential Campaign. You can't suspend the World every time there's a crisis.
Agreed. Good post.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: just wandering around
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There is another active thread about this very subject.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/2008-...-campaign.html


Yes, of course it's fishy. McCain is down in the polls, so he needs to think up another strategy besides "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" First they insist that the VP debate be changed to accommodate Palin's inexperience, and now he wants to postpone the Presidential debate when the polls show Obama is ahead.

We don't have much time left, folks. We need to see our candidates debate. No more games!

Here is a very good comment on this subject:

http://thephoenix.com/BLOGS/talkingp...e-country.aspx

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Old 09-24-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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I don't think he's trying to get out of the debate. I think he knows he's losing and this is a last ditch effort for him to try and trump Obama on the economic issue. To the candidates, this is a chess game, both candidates trying to stay one step ahead of the other. He's trying to make the right move to win. He's already proved by choosing Caribou Barbie that he's a total sellout who will do anything to try and become president.
Why is he a "sell-out"?
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh please. McCain is not worried about debating Obama. I think the debates are going to HELP McCain's campaign and hurt Obama's. Maybe he's doing the right thing. Did that ever occur to you?

Yeah, backing out of the debate at the last moment is a sign of confidence.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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[quote=luzianne;5405390]Oh please. McCain is not worried about debating Obama.[quote]

I agree, McCain has no reason to be "worried" about debating Obama especially when the first debate is about foreign policy.

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I think the debates are going to HELP McCain's campaign and hurt Obama's.
I wouldn't bet what's left of my 401K on that.

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Maybe he's doing the right thing.
Yes, I also believe that the aforementioned 401K like Jesus will rise on the third day.


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Did that ever occur to you?
In 2000 maybe, in 2008... not a chance.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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Take a bath and you will not smell as much.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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Obama according to the AP, was the first to make contact with the McCain camp to discuss suspending the debate. McCain beat Obama to the mike that is the extent of it. Nothing under the bush...keep trying.
The Obama camp didn't suggest suspending the debate. They wanted to issue a joint statement about the economy stating where both candidates are in agreement
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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Just another tactic. Like top Obama staff have said, "a president should be able to multi-task."
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: just wandering around
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Just another tactic. Like top Obama staff have said, "a president should be able to multi-task."
Does that mean McCain and Palin have to think and speak at the same time?
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Why is he a "sell-out"?
Because he picked an idiot for VP as a pure political move, has been using the same smear tactics Bush used against him in 2000, lies left and right - I had respect for him years ago, but not now.
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