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Old 09-24-2008, 04:23 PM   #241
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Because a President can't multitask?

This is a really lame move. What you need is a good economic plan implemented by economists who know what they are doing and then a debate in Congress. Neither of these things are hinging on the presence of John McCain (or Obama) in Washington.

I actually initially thought this might look proactive but I see he's getting slammed by commentators for it thus far.


BTW, who/where are they commenting about this? I've been out to lunch (literally).
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well, i've gone from being stunned to just being saddened that we have yet another media stunt from the McCain campaign.

they must be terrified by their internal polling numbers.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:44 PM   #243
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Because a President can't multitask?
Well, maybe he can.

Political Radar: McCain: Scrap Friday Debate for Bailout; Obama Camp: 'The Debate is On'
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“I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me,” McCain planned to say in New York City, according to advance excerpts released by his campaign. “I am calling on the president to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself. It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem.”

Obama supporter and chief debate negotiator Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., told MSNBC that "we can handle both," when asked about his reaction to McCain's call to postpone the first debate because of the administration's bailout plan.
So here are the two strategies. McCain is aiming at being the unifier and bringing the country together like that. The reaction from Obama's camp is that he/they can do both and can juggle responsibilities.
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I wonder if McCain will pull out of his appearance on David Letterman tonight
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yes, let's suspend democracy.

i do remember how, in 2004 and even still today, many thought that the criminally incompetent Bush/Cheney junta administration was going to manufacture some sort of terrorist crisis in order to postpone the election so they could retain their power.

i just never thought it would actually be McCain who would be stupid enough to try something like that, only this time, it's less, "we have to postpone democracy indefinitely until a point in time when we can guarantee that all terrorists are dead" and more "we have to postpone democracy indefinitely until a point in time when the poll numbers look better for me."
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John McCain suspends campaigning to work on economy, requests postponing Friday debate; asks Obama do the same.

And Bush will be making a speech about the economy tonight at 6:00pm

Wait...wasn't McCain the guy who said he didn't know much about the economy? Does he really think anyone wants him to work on it? Is he trying to make sure it goes down the tubes?
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I wonder if McCain will pull out of his appearance on David Letterman tonight
According to DRUDGE REPORT 2008® he is.
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Irvine, please.

We'll have a DEPRESSION by MONDAY.

Unemployment will more than double. We have to act now and ask questions later. Like in Iraq.
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I wonder if McCain will pull out of his appearance on David Letterman tonight
he already did

Country first !

not Obama first!


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Somehow I imagine if it was Obama who had decided to suspend his campaign and go back to his real job in a time of economic crisis, people here would have praised the move and called Obama an American tapestry of hope and love or whatever.

Maybe I'm wrong though.
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I can't wait to see how many people fall for this.

"We're screwed....I know! Let's pretend there's no election. That'll work."
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The reason we know this is a cheap stunt.

is because when McCain held his Convention he did not cancel any of that because of the hurricane that was supposed to hitting the gulf coast.


Also, the stock market has been very stable and there has been nothing in the headlines about any real financial problems, this wholre thing is just a phoney ploy.
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Somehow I imagine if it was Obama who had decided to suspend his campaign and go back to his real job in a time of economic crisis, people here would have praised the move and called Obama an American tapestry of hope and love or whatever.

Maybe I'm wrong though.
You're wrong as far as I am concerned.

Nothing that either of these men can offer is in any way key on getting this bailout bill passed - nevermind the question of whether there should be a bailout at all.

It is a political stunt and a cheap one at that.
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Also, the stock market has been very stable and there has been nothing in the headlines about any real financial problems, this wholre thing is just a phoney ploy.
Your sarcasm would be funny if this wasn't a complete disaster.

But hey if you agree with McCain that we need to pass this bill immediately, shoot from the hip like we did in Iraq without debating it first, go right ahead. That turned out really well.

Meanwhile every economist out there says the bill is terrible.

And no, the financial markets will not collapse if this isn't passed by Monday. What an irresponsible, terrible statement to make by McCain's team.
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Irvine, please.

We'll have a DEPRESSION by MONDAY.

Unemployment will more than double. We have to act now and ask questions later. Like in Iraq.


sounds like a "grave and gathering danger" to me.
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