Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain Suspends Campaign to Fight for Country

Senator John McCain announced that he would suspend his campaign in order to work from Washington on the bailout plan. He suggested that Obama do the same and that their anxiously-awaited debate scheduled for tomorrow be postponed.

CNN reports on the summons to the White House Thursday of the two candidates.

"Now is a time to come together -- Democrats and Republicans -- in a spirit of cooperation for the sake of the American people,"

Now if that isn't the biggest bunch of nonsense I've ever heard, I don't know what is. After taking a nosedive in the polls, suddenly the Republican candidate pulls this trick. To me it's a transparent but plausible lie, which after the trouncing Obama gives him in the general election, will come very handy to save face for himself and the party. You see, for them nothing is more important than furthering the enmity between liberal and conservative, between Democrat and Republican. It's exactly the opposite of what he said.

The liberaltruthsayer said this: "What a maverick."

Over at The Podium the title of the post says it all: "BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT!!!"

In order to maintain my long-standing tradition of Fair and Balanced Reporting, on the site entitled Libertas 01, we find the predictable conservative spin. Many of the commenters weren't fooled though.

I'm sticking with my original prediction.

What do you think?


  1. Looks like the McCain campaign is reeling a bit. They also want to postpone/replace next weeks VP debate.

    I saw a bit of her interview last night with Katie Couric. Wow! Katie ate her up. Serves them right for using Couric without her consent in one of their attack ads on Obama.

  2. It's definetly political theater. Still if I was running for City Council and decided to not show up at work because I was running a fund raiser, or doing a stump-speech in points unknown, my Boss wouldn't be so damned pleased.

    So on one hand its bullshit...on the other it IS them doing the job we hired them for...

  3. But he hasn't been doing that job that he was hired to do for quite some time now. Neither has Obama, for that matter. The price that is paid for running for office while currently holding a political position.

    Riding in to save the situation at the last minute like a white knight is a strategy move pure and simple. Neither man has been "in the room" on either side of the debate and know they want to come in and save the day? Bullshit.

    And a presidential debate is a bit different from a fund-raising event. This is a major event, important to all Amercians and it has been prepared for and planned since 2006 when Ole Miss was awarded this honor.

    Let them take care of their current jobs during the day today and tomorrow and then they need to honor their commitments to the American public tomorrow night. For their next job.

  4. there's an argument that the main job of anybody who might actually become president of the USA is to inform the voters of what kind of person they are, what manner of policies they'd run, so that the voters can make more informed decisions. i'm not sure how far i really agree with that --- i think the current campaigning season is months longer than it needs to be --- but it's not obviously bogus, either.

  5. I actually agree with the conservative republicans on this one. While our motives are different and I care more for the overall public debt level than the republicans are on pay limits on execs, I am happy the bail out legislation failed. The dems should not have agreed on the Bush proposal and its administration stacked with Goldman Sachs alumni and other financial houses, from the Sec of Tres on down, this legislation will only benefit the Wall Street partner and screw the average american. Want to learn more, come over to my blog!!

  6. A day later, I think it was a Republican trick that hasn't helped them a bit. Everything Obama is quoted as having said makes sense to me. Meanwhile Palin is quickly fading into obscurity.

    I can't wait to see what happens with that debate. Whatever McCain does, it's a great opportunity for Obama to gain momentum.

  7. Biggest bunch of nonsense I've seen of recent was Obama looking at his shoes and off camera like a pussy when he was being drawn on the carpet and McCain Looking Presidential.