McCain Asks For Debate Delay

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Post by Iris » 09-25-2008 01:53 AM

What a shame that McCain agreed to a joint statement and then put out his own statement. That is not how a leader acts. A real leader acts like Obama did -- reaching across the aisle to behave in a way that is best for the country.

Obama's response was perfect. He was so very presidential. Either candidate is a mere few hours plane ride away from Congress, should a vote be taken, at any time. Neither is on the committee that is examining the economic problem. Neither is needed there right now. Both should be staying in touch, though.

Obama is putting the country first when he realizes that Washington doesn't need the presidential race getting in the way of the very important economic matter at hand.

Obama is correct that our Presidents need to multi-task.

Obama is also correct that right now what We the People need the very most is to hear from both McCain and Obama about exactly what they plan to do for us, to fix the economy, to bring our military home, to insure lasting peace, to repair global relations, to reduce our national debt, about health care, about the environment, and about jobs.

Let's remember that if more people were gainfully employed, they'd have the money for those mortgages, and to keep spending in our economy. But we've all seen something coming... haven't we all said if they keep squeezing the middle class, who'll be able to afford to buy their junk?

The middle class has shrunk under 30 years of Reaganomics. Not to mention all the Republican removal of all those Democratic protections that were supposed to prevent this kind of thing.

Well, here we are.

McCain put himself in a stupid spot. He has two choices now... to be seen as bowing to Obama's desire for a debate... or to be seen as chickening out.

My vote is I want to see a debate... and pray this time it's a REAL one, a SATISFYING one, an EDUCATIONAL one.
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Post by Chickadee » 09-25-2008 06:39 AM

His representatives this morning on air are saying that he was the one who called Obama and "shared that they were going to suspend their campaign and asked him to participate."

They are all lying through their crooked lips. I for one believe BO and his statement and news conference:
This morning Barack called John McCain to suggest a joint statement of principles that would help Congress resolve the immediate financial crisis.

Then John McCain went on television and said he was suspending his campaign and that Friday's presidential debate should be postponed.

Barack spoke about the crisis and took questions from reporters a few hours ago.

He also made it clear that -- with only 40 days left for the American people to decide who will be responsible for leading our economic future -- it is more important than ever that the scheduled debate takes place.

Please take a minute to watch the video of Barack's press conference and share it with your friends:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/bolatestremarks/
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Post by Cherry Kelly » 09-25-2008 10:45 AM

Senate DEM LEADER REID -- said "we need McCain here" -- he called for McCain's help with this economic situation.

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Bill Clinton this morning TV - stated quite clearly that the Dems were responsible for this situation.

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While I do not believe in bailing them out - I do believe that something has to be done.

There is nothing wrong with a delay on a debate to have all congress critters IN DC to discuss/debate this economic crisis situation. THAT is their first job.

Remember McCain asked Obama to meet in some town-hall type debates WAY BACK IN JUNE - and Obama refused.

Multi-tasking is something that people do; however, one must prioritize those tasks. What comes first THIS NATION? or some debate? The answer is clear - THIS NATION!

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Post by Corvid » 09-25-2008 11:00 AM

Ried said what?

Sources?

Oh never mind.

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Post by Sam.I'm.Not » 09-25-2008 11:24 AM

Cherry Kelly wrote: Senate DEM LEADER REID -- said "we need McCain here" -- he called for McCain's help with this economic situation.


Every qote I have heard from Reis has been like this one:

"It would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op."


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Bill Clinton this morning TV - stated quite clearly that the Dems were responsible for this situation.


Where what did he say
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While I do not believe in bailing them out - I do believe that something has to be done.

ok what? If McCain right to have stoped everthing for this and we should hold off on the debates that this is a huge problem that must be delt with now. What should be done?


There is nothing wrong with a delay on a debate to have all congress critters IN DC to discuss/debate this economic crisis situation. THAT is their first job.


There is no reson they could not take a few hours and have a debate.


Remember McCain asked Obama to meet in some town-hall type debates WAY BACK IN JUNE - and Obama refused.

That is true.


Multi-tasking is something that people do; however, one must prioritize those tasks. What comes first THIS NATION? or some debate? The answer is clear - THIS NATION!


Yes The Nation should come first but you are telling me that Obama and McCain taking 5 or 6 hours to have a debate (with travel time) would change anything?


Lets not forget that for McCain this only became this big a problem when he got hammered in the polls not a day befor.
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Post by Rombaldi » 09-25-2008 11:53 AM

Cherry Kelly wrote: Senate DEM LEADER REID -- said "we need McCain here" -- he called for McCain's help with this economic situation.


ONCE AGAIN THE PARROT SQUAWKS WITH NOTHING TO BACK IT UP -

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensm...be_helpful.html

Reid: McCain return 'would not be helpful'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a statement that would be unlikely to go out without the Obama campaign's approval, dismisses McCain's suspension:

This is a critical time for our country. While I appreciate that both candidates have signaled their willingness to help, Congress and the Administration have a process in place to reach a solution to this unprecedented financial crisis.

I understand that the candidates are putting together a joint statement at Senator Obama’s suggestion. But it would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op.

If there were ever a time for both candidates to hold a debate before the American people about this serious challenge, it is now.

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Post by racehorse » 09-25-2008 11:55 AM

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar ... on-do.html

Bill Clinton: Don't 'Overly Parse' McCain Request to Delay Debate

September 25, 2008 8:26 AM

ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman Reports: Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain's request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in "good faith" and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward.

Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, Clinton told ABC News' Chris Cuomo that McCain's push to postpone the debate would only be a good political move if both candidates agreed. McCain announced on Wednesday that he would "suspend" his presidential campaign to come to Washington to help negotiate a financial bailout bill

"We know he didn't do it because he's afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates," Clinton said, adding that he was "encouraged" by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

"You can put it off a few days the problem is it's hard to reschedule those things," Clinton said, "I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted -- I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don't think we ought to overly parse that."

If the debate moves forward as planned for Friday night, Clinton says "they should be able to talk about this some of the debate because it is a security issue."

The former president thought Bush's address Wednesday night on the economic crisis had a "positive reaction".

"I thought it was the clearest statement of why we're in the fix we're in, at least what the nature of it is and why some national action is needed," Clinton said.

He said that both Democrats and Republicans "should move as quickly as they can" on the president's economic rescue plan but that both parties "want to know exactly how this $700 billion is going to be invested..to stabilize the system."

President Bush's bipartisan meeting on the economic crisis will take place at 4pm at the White House, both Obama and McCain will be in attendance.
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Post by SETIsLady » 09-25-2008 11:56 AM

Cherry Kelly wrote: Bill Clinton this morning TV - stated quite clearly that the Dems were responsible for this situation.
Lets tell the truth CK, that is NOT what he said. I saw this interview.

Video of interview :

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar ... on-do.html

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Post by Rombaldi » 09-25-2008 12:12 PM

SETIsLady wrote: Lets tell the truth CK, that is NOT what he said. I saw this interview.


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Post by Chickadee » 09-25-2008 12:16 PM

If the two presidential candidates do not debate, their running mates should. If a presidential candidate gets busy, the running mate is supposed to pick up the slack.

Let's see Palin go in to a debate on national security Friday night. :D
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Post by rumike » 09-25-2008 12:50 PM

What can I say, Race? Bill has been pretty useless to the Obama campaign so far. I don't think he has his heart in this.

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Post by Iris » 09-25-2008 02:58 PM

I wish people would finally wake up to what Clinton is and has been for a very long time...

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He's no Democrat. He's a globalist. NAFTA was an old failed Poppy Bush effort. Clinton dusted it off and shoved it through.

CFR (both he and Hillary)...

Rumors that Poppy Bush helped Clinton get his governorship...

I'm surprised so many still don't see it.
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Post by Sam.I'm.Not » 09-25-2008 04:01 PM

So McCain has time to go on all three networks tonight but not to debate?
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Post by HB3 » 09-25-2008 05:03 PM

Bill Clinton....under the bus!

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Post by SETIsLady » 09-25-2008 05:28 PM

Sam.I'm.Not wrote: So McCain has time to go on all three networks tonight but not to debate?
And then is this...

McCain campaign slows, but doesn't stop

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential nominee John McCain vowed Wednesday to suspend his campaign to focus on the nation's financial crisis, but there were plenty of signs of activity on Thursday—including an apparently live fundraising link on the campaign's Web site.
On Wednesday, McCain said: "Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me."

He offered no details, but senior campaign adviser Steve Schmidt later told reporters, "We're just not going to engage right now in the back and forth of the campaign," adding that meant appearances, rallies and TV advertising would be canceled. In an e-mail to reporters, spokesman Brian Rogers added that fundraising would be halted.

McCain appeared that evening in an interview on CBS' newscast, but canceled a planned appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show." His vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, made a highly visible visit to ground zero in New York on Thursday morning. McCain spokeswoman Nicole Wallace appeared on NBC's "Today" show.

The campaign sought to pull television ads off the air, but halting ads isn't like turning off a light switch because of the many broadcast stations that must be contacted through middlemen. It wasn't immediately clear how many were still on the air.

E-mail messages continued to trickle out from the campaign, but at a far slower rate than normal. And the Huffington Post, a left-leaning Web site, said it had called 15 McCain campaign offices in battleground states, and none said it was suspending operations.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id ... _article=1

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