Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain Cancels Letterman to Save the Economy

You've probably heard by now that McCain wants to suspend the campaign in order to focus on the humongous government bailout of the horribly mismanaged financial industry. He wants to push the debates back...not only the one for the presidential candidates, but also the one for the VP candidates. Gee, I wonder why.

Anyway, he was supposed to appear on David Letterman, but canceled at the last minute so he could race back to DC to orchestrate giving $700 billion to people who have magnificently demonstrated their inability to properly manage money.

Here's Dave going on and on about it:

Dave's not happy.

Look, there was a time when I actually liked and admired John McCain. I would easily have voted for him if he'd won the primaries in 2000. I came into this election season thinking that either of these two candidates would be fine leaders for the country.

But I honestly think McCain is in free fall right now. The Palin pick looks worse and worse, and this latest stunt is simply ridiculous. As Obama pointed out in response to McCain's suggestion that they both suspend their campaigns to deal with the economic crisis...a president has to be able to multitask, and now is a crucial time to hear what the people who want to take over leadership of this country have to say about how to fix problems exactly like this one.

I haven't seen any poll reactions to this crap, but I'll be sorely disappointed if this doesn't make up some of the minds of people who said they were undecided.

The first presidential debate was supposed to be tomorrow night in Oxford, Mississippi. I'd actually support a proposal to give the full time to Obama to lay out his proposals and answer questions for the full duration, if McCain is unwilling to show up.


Jill said...

This post is absolutely what I've been thinking about this latest stunt of the McCain campaign. I just don't get how anyone can support this ticket.

This was McCain's "My Pet Goat" moment.

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