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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain To Pause Campaign, Then Hit Rewind Until He Gets Back To Leading in the Polls

What a weird election...McCain to suspend campaign to work on bailout package. Also wants debate moved until a later date. No word yet on whether he is OK with the November 4th election date. Fox News:
John McCain announced that he will suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday to return to Washington to help with Wall Street bailout negotiations. He urged his opponent Barack Obama to do the same.

The Arizona senator also asked the Presidential Debate Commission to postpone Friday’s scheduled debate with Obama so that he can work on the financial crisis bailout plan now on Capitol Hill.

“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,” McCain said in remarks to reporters from New York.
So we sit through more than two years of campaigning without a break and with just 6 weeks left until we decide what egomaniac we put in charge of this country they want to put a hold on the campaign? I don't think politics in a democracy work like that. I'm OK with them pretending to stop the "campaign" even has they ham it up for the cameras on Capitol Hill. It's a silly lie to try and convince us of, but they're politicians, they make up silly lies all the time. What annoys me is this talk of delaying the debate....Why? Because there is some "crisis" going on? There's always a crisis happening somewhere across the world, but our democracy shouldn't stop, or pause for them. It's more symbolic than anything, but that counts for something.

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