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Originally posted by xpert11
reply to post by Justin Oldham
Your post made me think about how the US political system could adapted elements of the parliamentary system without fundamental changes being made but that is for another topic . I would expect the dems to support bailouts and the Republicans naturally to oppose them . However this isnt the case because the Republicans would support any measures that they think will stall the economy from sinking further until after the election .
Originally posted by grover
I never thought I would find myself agreeing with some on the hard right but these banks and investment houses should be allowed to fail... continuing to bail them out sends the totally wrong message.
One last thing. The first Presidential debate will be held this Friday. I'm looking forward to it.
The first is that McCain was scared to debate and was looking for an out. The second is that McCain is looking to portray himself as an elder statements who can rise above partisan politics to tackle the vital issues at hand. Given what seasoned hand McCain is I regard the second possibility as being far more likely.
As for McCain suspending his campaign and trying to wiggle out of the debate its a shallow attempt to make him look more presidential by stepping back from the campaign and Obama look bad because when it comes to this whole economic mess the Republicans and McCain look horrible, as they should.
I will violate my vow of silence long enough to note these poll results on the first presidential debate found on AOL. Over 500,000 respondents have McCain winning in every category. Over 150,000 have McCain winning the election by 52/42/5, close to my earlier prediction.