Mccain Suspends Campaign To Focus On Economy; Wants Debate Delay

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  1. Revmitchell

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    MCCAIN: America this week faces an historic crisis in our financial system. We must pass legislation to address this crisis. If we do not, credit will dry up, with devastating consequences for our economy. People will no longer be able to buy homes and their life savings will be at stake. Businesses will not have enough money to pay their employees. If we do not act, ever corner of our country will be impacted. We cannot allow this to happen.

    Last Friday, I laid out my proposal and I have since discussed my priorities and concerns with the bill the Administration has put forward. Senator Obama has expressed his priorities and concerns.This morning, I met with a group of economic advisers to talk about the proposal on the table and the steps that we should take going forward.I have also spoken with members of Congress to hear their perspective.

    It has become clear that no consensus has developed to support the Administration' proposal. I do not believe that the plan on the table will pass as it currently stands, and we are running out of time.


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    He has just gained my respect.:thumbs:
     
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    This is typical of Obama ... Rather than try to solve problems, he would rather politic about it and use it as an issue. Like most politicians, they would rather have the problem than the solution.
     
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    PL I fail to see how Your comments relate to this thread.
     
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    It highlights the difference between the two candidates. Obama would rather debate than try to solve problems. McCain thinks it would be wise to delay the debate and solve some problems (regardless of how misguided the solution might be).
     
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    Obama Campaign Says Obama Inclined to Keep Friday's Debate

    New York - Barack Obama's campaign says he is inclined to go ahead with Friday's presidential debate, even though rival John McCain is calling for a delay. McCain said Wednesday that he wants to stop all campaigning tomorrow and postpone the debate so they can work together on the financial crisis.


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    I did not think it was possible to lose any more respect for Obama but I just did.
     
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    Obama just said that he will not suspend his campaign
    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/24/mccain-suspends-campaign-to-help-with-bailout/

    Toby Keith's song should apply here...
    The self appointed Messiah of America has once again proven that it is ALL about him...

    Forget the people.... Just vote for King Obama!

    Remember the Democrats slamming Bush because he did nothing about Katrina?
    Well, Obama can't even serve his people in the office they elected him too... he is too busy campaigning..

    He gets a paycheck... he should work!...

    Obama, get back to the senate! And stay there... they need another community organizer...


    But that's OK.. Just stay out on the trail if you want.. .because you are not ready to lead anyway.
     
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    Obama sees any solution made during a republican administration as a setback for him. He would rather see the problem prolonged even if folks suffer, so he can use it as a political tool in his campaign.

    I admire McCain for wanting a prompt solution regardless of the election.

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    Obama would love nothing better than for the stock market to crash, all the banks to go bankrupt, and the whole country to go into financial failure and collapse before the november election.

    He doesnt want anything solved while Bush is in office, no matter who suffers for it. He wants as many problems and as much failure and collapse as possible so that he can say that we need him and we must vote for him.

    I believe he sits on the edge of his seat, in eager anticipation, waiting to hear that more soldiers died serving our country, or more hard working folks lost their homes, just so he can look like the savior.

    To me, this is the most unpatriotic, treasonous attitude that an elected official can have.

    He is a disgrace.

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    What happens next? Will Bush declare a national emergency and matial law? Then "postpone" the election? I agree with Obama. Now more than ever we need to understand the views of the candidates for trying to pick up the pieces after a failed presidency.
     
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    The disgrace is George W Bush who single-handedly has come close to destroying America.
     
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    McClain did this to try to stop the tremendous negative impact the Bush economic crisis is having on his campaign.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:
    Can't.................stop.....................LAUGHING!!

    Be sure to watch David Letterman tonight!!

    More evidence that McCain is wholly and completely out of touch.

    This REALLY made my day,
    BiR
    (still laughing)
     
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    If Senator McCain can't handle a debate this Friday then he really should go ahead and withdraw from the race.

    It is clear to everyone that his campaign is crumbling and that he is impulsively trying to do something to save it.
     
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    McCain canceled. Olbermann will take his place.
     
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    Put me down as a McCain critic, on this one. I'm happy to let Dodd, Frank, & Schumer stew in it for a while. McCain shouldn't even be hinting that he's backing away from a foreign policy debate.
     
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    Nope - not true.
    Besides: the GOP has controlled ALL THREE BRANCHES of the government for the majority of this decade. They could have done something earlier, but chose not to do anything. Well, according to former NY Governor Spitzer, the Bush Administration did do something:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/13/AR2008021302783.html

    This article was published on 2/14/08, roughly three weeks before the Justice Department destroyed him.

    http://www.harpers.org/archive/2008/03/hbc-90002714

    Wow......

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    Obama does not need to go to Washington he already has a plan and that plan is to vote "present".
     
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    But wait: there's more to the story.
    Tune in and you will see for yourself.
    :laugh:

    Regards,
    BiR
     

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