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McCain suspending campaign to work on Economy (UPDATED)
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

He's asked Obama for a delay in the Friday debate (I would guess Obama will agree since the subject isn't his forte. Additionally refusing the request wouldn't do any good and McCain would make political hay with it) and is suspending his campaign tomorrow and returning to Washington. He's calling on Obama to join him there.

Of course the cynic in me wonders about the politics of doing this (I would assume most would agree it is a good political move and certainly one that resonates with his "Country First" slogan).

Now we need to settle back and watch for the Obama reaction.

Will it be "bi-partisan" and conciliatory, agreeing that the economy should take precedence? Or will it come out blasting McCain for trying to politicize the financial woes facing the country?

UPDATE: Well apparently Obama plans on voting "present" on the economy:
"I believe that we should continue to have the debate," Obama said. "It's my belief that this is exact time when the American people need to hear form the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsibly for dealing with this mess and I think that it is going to be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once."

Obama said that unlike McCain, he will not suspend ads, or campaign events scheduled between now and Friday's debate.

"I think it's very important that the American people see the people who potentially could be in charge of this problem within the next couple of months and so my attitude is that we need to be focused on solving the problems, as I have been," Obama said. "It's also important that we communicate where we need to go in getting us out of the situation."

Obama said he will stay in Florida for the time being and will not return to Washington unless asked by Congressional leadership.

"I've told the leadership in congress is that if I can be helpful then I am prepared to be anywhere at anytime," he said.
Or said another way - "let's talk this thing to death".

Of course I can understand why Obama wants to "continue to have the debate". It's about foreign policy and he can now claim that McCain had his chance and didn't show up. It may end up being mildly embarrassing for Obama to do so, but it is also and excuse for Obama to refuse any future foreign policy debate.

However, Obama standing alone on a stage Friday night could end up looking like Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

UPDATE II: Obama whines:
Obama repeatedly stressed at his news conference that he called McCain first to propose that they issue a joint statement in support of a package to help fix the economy as soon as possible.

He said McCain called back several hours later, as Obama was leaving a rally in Florida, and agreed to the idea of a statement but also said he wanted to postpone the debate and hold joint meetings in Washington.

Obama said he suggested they first issue a joint statement showing bipartisanship.

"When I got back to the hotel, he had gone on television to announce what he was going to do," Obama aid.
Oh, gosh .. you mean he opted for action vs. "speech" and took the initiative. How disappointing.

[BTW, this isn't about me supporting or not supporting what they're doing in Congress - it's about the politics of this move by McCain - Barry is not coming off well so far.]

Meanwhile Harry Reid, Mr. "We don't know what to do", told McCain not to bother coming back, they had the situation well in hand.

Uh huh.
 
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Can I put $20 on Obama clamoring that McCain ignored the crisis until he (McCain) could capitalize on it?
 
Written By: darury
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For a flash of an instant Drudge carried a link to CNN that said Obama saw no reason to discontinue his campaign.
Now it’s gone, no hint on CNN that there was a reason for such a link. It lasted the time it took me to walk 15 feet from one terminal to another.

As to McCain -

Part of me thinks this is a, brilliant, campaign move by McCain.
Having drawn the line, if Obama doesn’t cross they can say he doesn’t care enough.
If Obama does cross, they point out McCain is more of a leader, because with
equal circumstances facing them, McCain did it first.

Part of me is REALLY angry that McCain is playing politics with this.
The two of them are only 2 out of 50 Senators, and I have complete faith that Harry Reid, after years of stonewalling and inaction, will now demonstrate why the people of Nevada have chosen him to represent them (okay, that last part was an attempt at humor...I really don’t expect Harry Reid to do more than whine).

Part of me says I have no right to be angry because these two men, barring some act of God, represent the President of the United States (one way, or the other) come 2009, and under the circumstances that outweighs the fact that at present they are ’merely’ 2 Senators among 50. Congress is aware of that, though I’m not sure that will make them work better, faster, or smarter.

I have to say, all in all, all parts of me agree,
it just got really really interesting.
 
Written By: looker
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All we need is settling this financial issue mixed up with this year’s presidential election politics. That’s just gotta be good.

Not.

 
Written By: jpm100
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Pure politics. It looks weak. It looks confused like his first responses to the financial crisis and it looks like 10 bad days are being followed by a health dose of running away.

My suspicion is that the media will cover it in pro-McCain way and it won’t hurt him. But when he is president he won’t be able to call a timeout.
 
Written By: sparc
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Yeah, sparc, the media is behind McCain all the way. Have another bong hit.
 
Written By: the wolf
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followed by a health dose of running away.
Why, did we need another dose after Harry Reid suggested Congress was going to recess last week and not do anything about this because they didn’t know what to do?

How much more running away do we need anyway, wasn’t that enough?
 
Written By: looker
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Do people actually remember much past breatkfast this morning? I’m beginning to think not.
 
Written By: looker
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IIRC ABC Word News on Monday night was touting McCain as the KEY the the bailout. Everybody including Pelosi was saying they were waiting to see which way he went.

Seems that the Congress is waiting for McCain to "lead", I guess they know a leader when they see one.
 
Written By: Jay
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Obama is claiming HE initiated the call at 8:30 this morning, and at 2-something McCain agreed.

Of course the Obama people are eating it up and claiming McCain is lower than low...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Ah, now Obama claims the debate is on -

don’t you need two parties for a debate (at least) or am I just being old fashioned?
So if McCain doesn’t show, does Obama ’win’?

I don’t get it.

Does Obama understand the Democratic party (or the Republican Party either) isn’t mentioned in the Constitution as part of the government, nor is the Commission on Presidential debates.
They do understand they have no ’enforcement’ mechanism to make McCain debate, right?

Sheesh.
 
Written By: looker
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And when Obama talks about going on with the debate because of the "need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess" he DOES understand that he shouldn’t be prepared to move INTO the White House on November 5th, right?

That Bush actually remains President until the end of his term even if the Messiah HAS been elected to replace him?

 
Written By: looker
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Pssst. 100 senators.
 
Written By: Augustus
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My first take on the "suspend the campaign" move and "postpone the debate" thing was that it looked weak.

But, better to be seen taking action as a leader than to be talking political BS in a presidential debate, I suppose.

As I understand it, McCain is a very lively dude, so it’s not a "can’t walk and chew gum at the same time" thing.

The McCain campaign has really impressed me with some of the things it is doing (if they weren’t just luck), so I’m watching this gambit for an effect exceeding the apparent act.

It could be a defensive maneuver (not unheard of). It could be misdirection (like a play-action fake to the running back). It could even be sincere (unheard of until now in presidential politics, if it is).

More: I’m just now listening to McCain’s announcement from this morning about suspending, going to DC, asking the President to convene a leadership meeting, etc., and he’s clearly trying to take hold of the leadership in the financial crisis. A risky move.

Obama is flat-footed in response.

McCain could walk into the debate like a busy man with important things to take care of, wipe the floor with Obama. Or he could let Obama show up and debate himself, which could be either catastrophic for McCain or catastrophic for Obama.

Hard to tell where this could be heading. The ball is loose.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Doh! Sorry! 100 Senators! DOH DOH DOH!
 
Written By: looker
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why cant mccain do both? i mean we do live in the age of jet planes they can have their vote and jump on the plane and be at the debate within 6-8 hours. just looks to me that mccain is trying to get out of the debate or hes not ready for it. if anything this is a great test to ask both guys about the economy and what they will do.

i look at it like a school yard fight. both agreed to show up for a battle if one punks out and doesn’t show he loses by default and loses respect and the one left standing wins.
 
Written By: slntax
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Typical Republican McCain motif.

Fly recklessly.

Get shot down.

Bail Out.

He is a cut-and-run flyboy.

He can’t do more than thing at at time.

Right now, he’s bailing out.

Look out below!!!

 
Written By: Juan Man
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Give Republican McCain a BlackBerry, and let him text-message Reid while Cindy is driving one of her 13 cars.

Drive to Mississippi, Cindy.
 
Written By: Juan Man
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McCain is going down in the polls and this is a clear stunt. Obama should go for the kill, note that McCain is panicking, trying to evade a real debate, and apparently unable to do what an executive must do: handle a crisis even while handling other tasks. He should point out that the technology of the day allows him to consult, interact, and work as hard as anyone, one doesn’t have to huddle in the confines of capital hill, the home McCain feels most secure in.

McCain’s going down. Obama should keep the pressure on, have his surrogates mock his "suspension" and not let up on iota. It’s time for Obama to go on pure offense, and not relent. McCain has blinked, now Obama has to finish the job. I bet there are a lot of high fives behind the scene at Obama headquarters tonight.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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McCain’s going down. Obama should keep the pressure on, have his surrogates mock his "suspension" and not let up on iota. It’s time for Obama to go on pure offense, and not relent. McCain has blinked, now Obama has to finish the job. I bet there are a lot of high fives behind the scene at Obama headquarters tonight.
Spot on.
If this Republcican McCain campaign was a plane,

it would mark the sixth time Republican McCain took a plane down.
 
Written By: Juan Man
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juan hombre, either stop sniffing glue or chewing on truck tires
 
Written By: capt joe
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He should point out that the technology of the day allows him to consult, interact, and work as hard as anyone, one doesn’t have to huddle in the confines of capital hill, the home McCain feels most secure in.
Well, Erb, you think that because you don’t have a real job, and probably never had one.

In real life, sometimes you have to be there, face to face, to get things done.

If you don’t care about actually getting things done, sure, you can play phone tag and send e-mail back and forth and get nothing done. No big deal.
 
Written By: Don
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David Letterman, according to Drudge:

"You don’t suspend your campaign. This doesn’t smell right. This isn’t the way a tested hero behaves." And he joked: "I think someone’s putting something in his metamucil."

"He can’t run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?"

"What are you going to do if you’re elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We’ve got a guy like that now!"

 
Written By: Juan Man
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McCain is going down in the polls and this is a clear stunt.
So, putting the country ahead of your own personal ambition is a bad thing?

Thanks for telling us what the left thinks. Very interesting and totally predictable
I bet there are a lot of high fives behind the scene at Obama headquarters tonight.
Good, you can look back on that momentary triumph when you are eating sawdust soup and tree bark after the economy goes into the sh$tter because of dem policies. Yeah
 
Written By: capt joe
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juan hombre, either stop sniffing glue or chewing on truck tires
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem_attack
 
Written By: Juan Man
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slntax: why cant mccain do both? i mean we do live in the age of jet planes they can have their vote and jump on the plane and be at the debate within 6-8 hours.
It isn’t just about voting, it is about getting others to vote, and prior to that working out details (like how much pork the Democrats are going to add) prior to voting. Assuming you can get the job done and make the debate is a big assumption.
slntax: just looks to me that mccain is trying to get out of the debate or hes not ready for it. if anything this is a great test to ask both guys about the economy and what they will do.
McCain is a much better debater than Obama. Obama has avoided every debate he could so far except this one. And, he’s going through heavy prep for this one ’cause he su*ks at thinking on his feet.

This is the foreign policy debate, not the economic one. Obama wanted this one first, because it was the area he was weakest in.

Whatever McCain’s calculations are, he sure isn’t afraid of this debate.

McCain’s current poll problems stem from the economic meltdown. In fact, Obama should be getting the blame for this much more than McCain, but since the sitting President is a REpublican and the press is in the tank for Obama, the melt down is hurting McCain.
 
Written By: Don
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"What are you going to do if you’re elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We’ve got a guy like that now!"
You mean talking to a empty suit poseur is more important than his day job as a senator?

Thanks for clarifying
 
Written By: capt joe
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Putting the country first?

President Palin??

Are you serious?

WHICH COUNTRY?
 
Written By: Juan Man
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Juan, re your style of commentary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonsequitur
 
Written By: capt joe
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Putting the country first?

President Palin??

Are you serious?

WHICH COUNTRY?
definitely glue, testor’s I think
 
Written By: capt joe
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Ad hominem attacks are often used in a debate or discussion where the speaker wishes to avoid the substance of the discussion and instead resorts to smearing the character of their opponent.

It is considered a logical fallacy and is one of the modes of spreading propaganda.
 
Written By: Juan Man
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"What are you going to do if you’re elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We’ve got a guy like that now!"
Bush has his faults, but he’s a tougher and more steadfast leader than any Democrat that’s alive today.

 
Written By: Don
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Does your mom know you are on the internet?
 
Written By: Juan Man
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Putting the country first?

President Palin??

Are you serious?

WHICH COUNTRY?
Obviously, the candidate who’s butt buddies with Bill Ayers is going to put his country first.

Jaun, you are wanted back at the TJ Donkey show.
 
Written By: Don
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McCain is going down in the polls and this is a clear stunt.
Whether or not it’s a ’stunt’ is unknowable.. but what a coincidence that virtually every leftwing blog and talking head is spouting the exact same theory, pretty much word for word what you wrote. Hivemind?

How about this novel theory? McCain sees this as a huge crisis and wants to be hands-on in dealing with it. The suggestion that McCain is not prepped enough on a foreign policy debate against Mr. Empty suit and is therefore running scared is, well, it’s not a particularly persuasive assertion.
 
Written By: Darrell
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Juanie
Non sequitur (IPA: /nɒnˈsɛkwɪtər/) is Latin for "it does not follow". It is most often used to indicate something which does not follow logically, such as a stated conclusion that is not supported by the facts. Non sequitur may refer to:
If you comment like you are stoned out of your brain, then don’t be offended if you get treated that way.
Does your mom know you are on the internet?
Probably, but yours says hi and to tell you that she will be home late.
 
Written By: capt joe
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I don’t know about this from a pragmatically political view.

Its created an awkward situation for both candidates. McCain looks like an opportunist to a degree, although he’s probably right. He should have simply gone back. But clips, from the bits I saw, made it look like he called a press conference just to say he’s going back to Washington to set thing straight. A statement would have been fine.

Meanwhile, Obama looks seriously lost or afraid to touch the situation depending on what response you read. He looks very unleadership like.

Strategically its like the scene in a movie where a guy grabs his opponent while diving off a cliff. Its uncertain how this is going to play out.

Also, if the bailout gets hung up in deadlock or whatever, it will look poorly on McCain.

BTW, wouldn’t it be great if McCain got Palin to sub for him. Obama was dogging her until late last week anyway. Although it may be too soon for Palin to be squared up on McCain’s foreign policy.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Boris Erb makes a bet...
McCain is going down in the polls and this is a clear stunt.

...and the smart money rushes to bet on the other side.

And you must have loved that speech that Ahmadinejad gave at the UN yesterday, Boris. It was almost like he was channeling you. What a pea it is that shares the pod with you.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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More Boris Erb:
McCain has blinked, now Obama has to finish the job.
McCain is making a maneuver, Boris. Are you sure that he isn’t the one who is getting ready to finish the job?

You clearly haven’t paid much attention to how deliberate his campaign is.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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No, Juan. Attend:

"You’re wrong BECAUSE you’re and @$$hole." This is an ad hominem attack.

"You’re wrong AND you’re an @$$hole." This is simple abuse.

See the difference, brains of walnut?
 
Written By: The Gonzman
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Awesome. The latest word is that the VP debate may need to be rescheduled too. To a "date to be determined."

We have seen the endgame. Palin will never debate Biden. This is what this whole dog and pony show is all about; keep Sarah from having to ad lib.

Why? Because she is and idiot.

From what little I have seen from the Couric interview, it’s probably the only move the McCain campaign could make.

Eagleton. Eagleton. Eagelton.


 
Written By: mkultra
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Why? Because she is and idiot.
Let’s stipulate for a moment that Palin is an idiot.

On a stage with Biden, she looks like a Nobel Prize winner in Physics.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Let’s stipulate for a moment that Palin is an idiot.

On a stage with Biden, she looks like a Nobel Prize winner in Physics.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Oh my god that is hilarious. Biden can analyze the intracies of Romanian domestic politics. Palin knows that Rome is a big city somewhere in Europe. But you can’t hunt moose there.

But you go Marty. If I recall, you are the guy who said Obama would never get the Dem nomination. No, I don’t recall that. I know that.

Nice.

 
Written By: mkultra
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Oh - and McCain told us within the last two weeks that the fundamentals of the economy were strong. So strong that less than 14 days later he has to make the historic move of suspending his campaign because the economy is in such a crisis.

I have to admire you wingnuts - you espouse the party line no matter how absurd. That’s character for you.
 
Written By: mkultra
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Oh my god that is hilarious. Biden can analyze the intracies of Romanian domestic politics.
Biden couldn’t analyze a dinner salad consisting of lettuce and tomato.

He is almost incoherent on any subject.

And I’ve clearly seen much more of him in action than you have, given the ludicrous belief you have in his analytical powers.
If I recall, you are the guy who said Obama would never get the Dem nomination.
Well that was a wager based on two things: 1. The ruthlessness of the Clintons; 2. The Democratic Party waking up to who and what Obama is.

Clearly, I overestimate both. But in the final third of the primary campaign Obama began to lose contests by enormous margins — in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky, for instance, the latter two by margins that were astronomical, so at least those Democratic voters were waking up, if not the Party leaders.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
So, when faced with a choice of doing the work of the people, work he was already elected to do, or working for his own political advancement, Obama has chosen to serve his own political advancement. That’s all we need to know about Obama’s fitness for office.
 
Written By: Bithead
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McCain told us within the last two weeks that the fundamentals of the economy were strong. So strong that less than 14 days later he has to make the historic move of suspending his campaign because the economy is in such a crisis.
The fundamentals of the economy are good — employment levels are good, productivity is good, there is economic growth, etc. The problem is a financial/liquidity crisis. McCain expressed confidence in the fundamentals and is making an effort at bipartisan leadership in solving the financial crisis before it jams up the fundamentals.
That’s character for you.
McCain certainly has character, unlike any that you’ll ever know.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
We already have one President, 98 other Senators, and G*d knows how many other people, some with actual knowledge of business and economics, getting involved. Just what is McCain’s presence going to add? Does he have some unique economic expertise that has heretofore been hidden? I submit that we would be better off, certainly no worse off, if McCain and Obama went to the debate.



"definitely glue, testor’s I think"

Ummmmmmm, Testor’s.
 
Written By: timactual
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P.S. The President announced in his speech tonight that Obama and McCain will be at a meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House tomorrow.

So, Part A of McCain’s gambit has paid off. He asked Bush to hold that meeting and Bush is doing it. McCain’s goal of showing bipartisan leadership in a crisis, and in the midst of a nasty political campaign, pays off for him and elevates the debate on the proposal before Congress.

Obama is doing what McCain wants him to do: Follow his lead. And he does that by getting Bush to talk to Obama and invite him to the WH conference.

What McCain does with the debate should be equally interesting. He’s already shown that there is something more important than the debate to be attended to. But it will be fascinating to watch what he does if Obama insists that he will show up to debate. Will McCain let him have the stage to himself, or go to the debate?

Maybe the McCain campaign wants Obama on the stage by himself answering questions for an hour.

Who knows.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
Just what is McCain’s presence going to add?
His presence, is the answer.

McCain redefined the venue for the presidential candidates. He took it off the stump and the debate stage and put it in the middle of the financial crisis. He took it into reality, which McCain knows better than the stage. And he’s doing it as an act of bipartisanship to stop an economic meltdown resulting from the financial crisis.

Country First. The campaign slogan stands up off the campaign sign and breathes.

Wait for the next move.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
Presidential candidate D. Eisenhower, 1952; "I will go to Korea".

Presidential candidate J. McCain, 2008; "I will go to Washington".
 
Written By: timactual
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Presidential candidate D. Eisenhower, 1952; "I will go to Korea".

Presidential candidate J. McCain, 2008; "I will go to Washington".
You go where the action is.

The conventionally wise campaign manager says: Don’t get involved in that mess.

The innovative risk-taking campaign manager says: Get right in the middle of it and help make it right. Prove leadership instead of talking about it.

Obama didn’t want to go anywhere near it ("I’ll come back if there’s a tight vote.") Now he’s going lest he get left out.

McCain has Obama following him.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
MK Palin is an idiot???

I’ll bet she even knows how moronic this statement is; and I quote:


“A leader has got to know what he’s talking about .....When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘look, here’s what happened.’”
Joe Biden

Uhh Joe Hoover was the president

Uhh Joe there was no Television then

Oh I see Palin is an idiot.

 
Written By: McQ2
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Eagleton. Eagleton. Eagelton.
and Eagleton was the dem VP. Given Biden’s gaffe-tastic performance, I would say that Biden is the sure bet there.
Biden can analyze the intracies of Romanian domestic politics.

When in Rome and we aren’t, that will maintain some relevance.

mk, you do know that you sound absolutely batsh$t crazy

 
Written By: capt joe
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McCain is wise to do this. If he had just shown up to the debate, Obama would have mentioned the financial crisis and the GOP not doing anything. McCain sort of short circuits this attack because he can say "well, I was just up in Washington when I had to come back for this debate since you didn’t agree to postpone it."

 
Written By: Harun
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McCain has changed the venue, the conversation, and the level. After circling Obama for about ten days, he has gotten back inside on him. It’s Obama’s move on the debate. If he gives in and says postpone, then he’s following McCain again. If he shows up, McCain still has two options.

As I said earlier, maybe the McCain campaign wants Obama on a stage by himself for an hour answering questions.

Meanwhile, he’s jammed a screwdriver into Obama’s circuits. Maybe his campaign knows a lot more than we do about Obama. I’ve certainly been impressed with the skill it has shown in any number of areas, including the dramatic unfolding of new strategy and the sharp tactical jabs.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
McCain is going down:
http://scotterb.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/is-the-mccain-campaign-imploding/

It’s 1932 again.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
Biden couldn’t analyze a dinner salad consisting of lettuce and tomato.
That’s pretty much spot on. The difference between Biden and Obama, however, is that Obama is a polished, but he’s a vacuous empty suit fool, whereas Biden is somewhat of a clumsy buffoon (click my URL link if you doubt this), but with honorable intentions for the country.

Obama, I’m not so sure. I think he’s in it only for himself.
 
Written By: Darrell
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Oh well, the URL link didn’t work, so here is the link here
 
Written By: Darrell
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And when Obama talks about going on with the debate because of the "need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess" he DOES understand that he shouldn’t be prepared to move INTO the White House on November 5th, right?
I’m glad someone else spotted this. While the moonbats here are slinging crazy at how "stoopid" Palin is, Obama apparently believes November 5th marks the start of his presidency.
In real life, sometimes you have to be there, face to face, to get things done.
Literally, in the case of Congress. For the rest of you who are missing this, I suggest you search YouTube for the "How a Bill Becomes a Law" episode of "School House Rocks." That’s probably at the right level for you to comprehend.
Oh - and McCain told us within the last two weeks that the fundamentals of the economy were strong. So strong that less than 14 days later he has to make the historic move of suspending his campaign because the economy is in such a crisis.
They are strong, @sshat. It was a violation of the fundamentals that led to the present calamity. That’s not a party line. The laws of economics are natural laws. See also: Milton Friedman.

We already have one President, 98 other Senators, and G*d knows how many other people, some with actual knowledge of business and economics, getting involved. Just what is McCain’s presence going to add? Does he have some unique economic expertise that has heretofore been hidden? I submit that we would be better off, certainly no worse off, if McCain and Obama went to the debate.
Again, reference "How a Bill Becomes a Law." As for unique expertise, etc. ... well, he is running for the highest office in the land. I would hope such a man has an idea how the economy works. I wonder why Barack is unwilling to do the same ... hmmm ...

WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE OBAMA:

"I’m glad that John is suspending his campaign and heading back to D.C. He is a huge asset in the Senate, and I think it would be criminal to take him away from it. Meanwhile, I’m doing everything I can to win the presidency. That’s where I’m most needed."
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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Team Obama worked hard to make this debate on foreign policy occur on a Friday when fewer voters would be watching. Now Team McCain has upended the cart on this carefully crafted plan. Look to see Team Obama push hard for a reschedule on a Friday or Saturday.

Meanwhile, I wonder if taxpayers can get warrants on the retirement plans of the legislators that kept the Fannie and Freddie Mac pyramid scheme going when it was obvious that they were undermining the financial system.
 
Written By: Neo
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It is clear that Obama wanted to keep his distance on the financial crisis, leaving it the problem of Bush and McCain (i.e. simply voting "present"). McCain’s move has drug him into the fray or it makes show his obvious distance or lack of leadership.

Obama’s best move is to get the Democrats in Congress settle the dust by close of business tomorrow (Thursday) .. but that ain’t gonna happen.

Post passage, I expect to hear a lot about how Obama still is using Johnson for advise.
 
Written By: Neo
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Very good article, I learned a lot of knowledge in the hope that we can together

a very good exchange, Guizhan also hope that better and better, I will frequented, thank you.
 
Written By: maomao
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Bithead - So, when faced with a choice of doing the work of the people, work he was already elected to do, or working for his own political advancement, Obama has chosen to serve his own political advancement. That’s all we need to know about Obama’s fitness for office.

Bingo.

I must say, though, that it speaks volumes about just how worthless the Congress has become when so many people don’t really care that Senators don’t do their jobs (i.e. show up to debate and vote on bills) and indeed think that it’s best if they DON’T.
 
Written By: docjim505
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heaven forbid we get a leader who can multi-task. yes, let’s bring in the doddering, senile guy who finished 4th for the bottom of his class. he’s a war hero donchaknow?
 
Written By: pedro the illegal alien
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There is actually a change that the Resolution Trust Corp. that is to be setup by this pending “deal” will in fact not only not cost the taxpayers any money, but could make a profit.

If there is a profit .. how many fathers will this deal have then ?
 
Written By: Neo
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KROFT: Why you? I mean, why do you think you would be a good president?

OBAMA: Well, I was going to get to that.

KROFT: Go ahead.

OBAMA: You know, I’m a, I’m a practical person. One of the things I’m good at is getting people in a room with a bunch of different ideas who sometimes violently disagree with each other and finding common ground and a sense of common direction. And that’s the kind of approach that I think prevents you from making some of the enormous mistakes that we’ve seen over the last eight years.
So it now takes an invitation from the President to get Obama to join in the discussions .. LOL
 
Written By: Neo
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Biden hit another one out of the park.

Biden describes an event that did not happen. Senile or just a liar?

Is anyone keeping count on these gaffes. He has already passed the Dan Quayle record.
It’s 1932 again.
No, it is 1929 and the democrat party is the architect of it.

When we are all eating out of garbage bins, we can raise our rusty tin cans and toast the democratic party on each anniversary for helping to make home more affordable for people who can’t afford them.
 
Written By: capt joe
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Get right in the middle of it and help make it right. Prove leadership instead of talking about it.
God help us. The federal government is threatening to spend around 3/4 of a trillion dollars of our taxes (from tomorrow) to buy up a trillion dollars worth of PRIVATE property at about 55 to 65 cents on the dollar (yesterday’s dollar, btw) so that you and I can buy it back from the government with whatever is left of our money after we’ve paid the taxes necessary to finance a part of the interest on the whole rotten deal.

The campaign advice to McCain was not what’s quoted above. It was more like:
Get right in the middle of it and act like a leader. That’s the sort of John Wayne stunt that will put you over the top on leadership. All 0bama will be able to do is scratch his nuts and go, "Ummmm, ahhhhh, McCain just suspended his dirty campaign . . . ahhhh, ummmm, and Letterman said . . . ahhh, . . ."
I’d seriously like to see some televised lynchings. They could start with Angelo Mozilo, then move on to whomever signed off on the FNMA and FHLMC contributions to politicians and the politicians, of whatever stripe, who accepted those contributions. Someone show me in either FNMA’s or FHLMC’s charter where it says they exist to bestow money upon politicians who make it easier for FNMA and FHLMC to bestow money upon politicians.
 
Written By: Arcs
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There is actually a change that the Resolution Trust Corp. that is to be setup by this pending “deal” will in fact not only not cost the taxpayers any money, but could make a profit.

If there is a profit .. how many fathers will this deal have then ?
Not cost the taxpayers any money? Where do you suppose that profit will come from?
 
Written By: Arcs
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Obama said. "It’s my belief that this is exact time when the American people need to hear form the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsibly for dealing with this mess and I think that it is going to be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once."
That’s right Obama, on Nov 5th someone will become President of all 57 states. The United States of Heinz maybe...
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
Intrade Betting is Suspicious
What’s a little weird, however, is that this rouge trader is not only selling Obama contracts and buying McCain contracts .... they also seem to be buying Hillary Clinton contracts

This is the exact mirror image of the Obama trading — in fact, the trades seem to be occurring at exactly the same times. So someone is betting on some sort of disqualifying event happening to Obama.
 
Written By: Neo
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" Biden can analyze the intracies of Romanian domestic politics"

LOL.
And some of his blather may actually be accurate or useful. He can also talk about the intricacies of baking cornbread for an hour or two. And he probably has.


"Biden couldn’t analyze a dinner salad consisting of lettuce and tomato."

But he would do it anyway, ad nauseam.


"Again, reference "How a Bill Becomes a Law." "

Oh, right. I missed the part that says "No bill shall become law unless Johm McCain is involved". Silly me.

"As for unique expertise, etc. ... well, he is running for the highest office in the land. I would hope such a man has an idea how the economy works"

Yeah, me too. I also would hope that the thousand or so other people involved have some idea also. Possibly even more of an idea than McCain, unless he has a Nobel Prize or something that he is shy about. Or maybe it is his leadership ability that is needed, which is why he has a leadership position in the Senate after all those years, right?
 
Written By: timactual
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We already have one President, 98 other Senators, and G*d knows how many other people, some with actual knowledge of business and economics, getting involved. Just what is McCain’s presence going to add? Does he have some unique economic expertise that has heretofore been hidden? I submit that we would be better off, certainly no worse off, if McCain and Obama went to the debate.
So Biden is "getting involved"?

McCain and Obama should be involved, because one of them will be the next President.

And, McCain had the sense to try to deal with the problem in ’05. So he may not be the greatest economic mind, but he’s better at economics than 99% of the Democrats.
 
Written By: Don
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McCain is going down:
http://scotterb.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/is-the-mccain-campaign-imploding/

It’s 1932 again.

Written By: Scott Erb
Ahhh—Erb is getting off thinking about America being brought down a few notches.

Erb is closing in on mkultra stature. One more small piece of entertainment in an entertaining year. Pass the popcorn . . .
 
Written By: Don
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Yeah, me too. I also would hope that the thousand or so other people involved have some idea also. Possibly even more of an idea than McCain, unless he has a Nobel Prize or something that he is shy about. Or maybe it is his leadership ability that is needed, which is why he has a leadership position in the Senate after all those years, right?
I would think that the two men who are the presidental contenders should be involved, since they will impliment whatever plan Congress cooks up.

They don’t necessarly need great expertise in this, but they should demonstrait leadership and get involved.

Nobel Prize? Depends, doesn’t Al Gore, Carter and Arafat have those? And Krugman has one in econ, right? I’ll pass on the Nobel Prize requirement . . .
 
Written By: Don
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Boris Erb:
It’s 1932 again.
Keep hope alive, Boris!

By the way, Boris, last Saturday (that’s five days ago) Obama had worked his way up to a 6-point lead in the Gallup daily tracking poll. That quickly eroded this week and today McCain and Obama are tied.

You sure it’s not 1988, Boris?
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
I think Donald Luskin asks the three most important questions:

Is it necessary?
Will it work?
And even then, is it morally justifiable?


McCain’s cv w/ regards to the economy...

Senator McCain served as Chairman of the Committee [Commerce, Science, and Transportation] from 1997 to 2001 and 2003 to 2005. He is currently the Ranking Member.

Obama’s cv w/ regards to the economy...

< /crickets >

And I think to many people are hoping that it’s 1903...
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
McCain is going down:
http://scotterb.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/is-the-mccain-campaign-imploding/

It’s 1932 again.
Psst! Erb!

McCain went up in the polls, Oh Clueless one.
 
Written By: The Gonzman
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"Again, reference "How a Bill Becomes a Law." "

Oh, right. I missed the part that says "No bill shall become law unless Johm McCain is involved". Silly me.
I think the point, Tim, is that McCain understands that when duty calls, you heed it. If that means hitting the pause button on a run for president, so be it.

If he wants to add his voice to the debate, I think that’s fine. You are familiar with parliamentary procedure, Roberts Rules of Order, etc? You seem like a smart guy. I’m sure you can grasp why a veteran senator would want to be a part of a senate action.
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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I’m sure you can grasp why a veteran senator would want to be a part of a senate action.
Actually it is more basic than that - if elected on Nov. 5th, he has to live with the deal and make it work. You’d think any leader or person seeking a leadership position with that confronting them would want to be an integral part of the process or at least have a say in how it is done.
 
Written By: McQ
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Wednesday, the 14th of October of 2008 saw the third and final U.S. Presidential Debate between the two candidates in Hempstead, New York. Sen. Barack Obama went into the debate with an eight point lead in the polls, and he was content to sit on that lead. Sen. McCain went after him as he rested on his laurels, and took it directly to him about his policies, judgment, and character. McCain was keen to point out that he is “not President Bush” whilst Sen. Obama was far more critical of the last eight years of economic policy. Both candidates outlined their approach to trimming the budget, with McCain’s approach of using a hatchet to some areas and a scalpel to others, whilst Obama pledged to “go through the budget page by page, line by line” in order to find what isn’t working and deal with it appropriately. Both candidates say that they will bring the necessary change to America, but where does it leave certain industries, such as the payday loans industry? Americans deserve the freedom to choose beyond what the major interest groups (like banks and credit unions) want them to be able to choose.

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