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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain's debate bailout

Well, John McCain wants out of the first debate because of the bad economy. And yes, you can take that sentence any way you'd like. Andy Borowitz gives a take that I think we'll see often, especially from comedians ... but how will the average Joe view it? Will it be seen as a cop-out by a candidate who doesn't want to talk about his party's disastrous economic policies? Or will it be seen as a brave, necessary move by a man who cares deeply about this crisis? I can't tell. I don't know any undecided voters. If you're an undecided voter reading this blog, I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Dr. Strangelove said...

Good grief! Like anyone needs to hear McCain (or Obama) grandstanding on the floor of the Senate right now!! It's hard enough for Congress to do anything of this size and urgency, without the traveling sideshow of dueling Presidential campaigns. What a weenie move by McCain. He has barely been in the Senate this year and I don't even think he is on the relevant committees.

The Law Talking Guy said...

We're going through an economic crisis and the two candidates for president are scheduled to answer questions and debate. This is perfect. They should do it. Americans will want to see what they have to say, but about the economy, not about foreign policy. Obama should propose holding the debate as scheduled but, instead, talk about the financial crisis.

I'm quite sure John McCain doesn't want to talk about North Korea either.

Raised By Republicans said...

I heard too that Obama had initially proposed that they both give a joint statement in support of several ideas about a bailout that they agree on. McCain said he'd think about it and 30 minutes later made this unilateral announcement.

Then the joint statement finally came out and was lame.

I think given that most people already think McCain is weaker on the economy than Obama, most people will think this is a cowardly move by McCain. I think Obama should use this time to talk about the economy and nothing but. Let McCain try to claim that he was in Washington being vital to the solution - it will be obvious that he will not be central to any deal.

Dr. Strangelove said...

McCain is just trying to take advantage of a national crisis to score political points. It's disgusting. Obama should go after him hard for that.

USwest said...

I think McCain knows he's weak on the economy and to face off in a debate would expose him for what he is.

He is, as Dr. S mentioned, trying to steal the limelight again by being "maverick". The Sarah gimmick is wearing off so he has to find something new.

I plan to watch a Debate Friday night, even if it's just Obama talking to himself. Better for us.