In a sane universe this election would be over. The McCain camp announces it will stop campaigning to deal with economic crisis. Ben Smith: “But in terms of the timing of this move: The only thing that’s changed in the last 48 hours is the public polling.”
McCain seeks to cancel the debate on Friday. Then seeks to cancel the VP debate. The small college where the debate is to be held has spent millions. Then phones David Letterman right before the show that McCain won't be on because he is rushing back to Washington.
On the show Letterman talks about McCain, whom he has great respect for, for most of the show but makes fun of his suspending his campaign because he can't deal with more than one thing at a time and evidently doesn't trust his VP to fill in for him.
"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!"Later in the show he finds out McCain hasn't rushed off to Washington but is doing an interview with Katie Couric down the street.
"Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?"
With respect to the debates, it’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible 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.McCain aides laughing in the face of a national crisis that "forces" them to suspend the campaign.
McCain and Obama issue joint statement on economy - it is pure meaningless platitudes. Then Marc Ambinder discovers Obama had proposed some meat for the statement and McCain said no. These are the principles McCain could not agree to.
First, there must be oversight. We should not hand over a blank check to the discretion of one man. We support an independent, bipartisan board to ensure accountability and complete transparency.It turns out McCain might have dashed over to Katie Couric to make up for the not-ready-for-prime-time interview Sarah Palin had just given her.
Second, we need to protect taxpayers. There should be a path for taxpayers to recover their money, and to turn a profit if Wall Street prospers.
Third, no Wall Street executive should profit from taxpayer dollars. This plan cannot be a welfare program for CEOs whose greed and irresponsibility has contributed to this crisis.
Fourth, we must help families who are struggling to stay in their homes. We cannot bail out Wall Street without helping millions of families facing foreclosure on Main Street.
Fifth, we both agree that this financial rescue package should move on its own without any earmarks or other measures. We have different views about the need for other action, but this must be a clean bill.
This is a time to rise above politics for the good of the country. We cannot risk an economic catastrophe. This is not a Democratic problem or a Republican problem - this is an American problem. Now, we must find an American solutions.
The wheels off the bus go round and round - McCain campaign accidentally sends talking points about campaign and debate suspension to the media instead of campaign staff.
After McCain suspends his campaign he still meets with the Illuminati representative Lady Lynn de Rothschild.
With McCain rushing back to Washington would you suspect he is the most absent U.S. Senator missing 64%, 412, of the votes so far this year?