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McCain Suspends Campaign To Help With Financial Crisis

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posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:28 PM
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Obama rebuffs McCain's call to delay debate


"This is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess," Obama said in Clearwater, Fla. "It's going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once."



If McCain chokes like he did during the 60 Minutes interview I don't blame him for running scared from the debates. Obama had a thorough answer for everything, I expect the same results from him on Friday.




posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:32 PM
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I hate to say, but this kind of puts a huge crimp in McCain's debate/campaign debacle.



If he's in such a rush to get back to Washington, appearing on an interview with Katie Couric isn't the best way to convey that sense of urgency.

Just my opinion as an American voter. I wonder how many others watching Letterman think that something stinks?



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
Both McCain and Obama should sit down together, side by side to work on this problem. Now would be a good time to show the country, and the world, that in times of crisis, we the american people, come first and political sniping is put on hold.


That is what McCain is trying to do by suspending the debate and going to Washington to do what I am paying him to do. Unfortunately, Nobama (with support from his Nobamatrons) is refusing to go do the job I am paying him to do. If only I could fire his worthless ass like anybody else that doesn't do their damn job....



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:44 PM
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Obama says he is going to Washington and plans to have a debate on Friday. This is because Obama is a professional running a professional campaign, not that sideshow act McCain is the barker of.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:46 PM
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WOW! He wants to do his job for once! He loves us!

I know when I'm being patronized/led on. "No, thanks" to both of those clowns.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:50 PM
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Now there is talk that they want to postpone the VP debate as well:


(CNN) — McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there's no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate, currently scheduled for next Thursday, October 2 in St. Louis.


Source - CNN

Another potentially damaging move by the McCain Campaign?



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:55 PM
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Originally posted by Multiple Junkie
Now there is talk that they want to postpone the VP debate as well:


(CNN) — McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there's no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate, currently scheduled for next Thursday, October 2 in St. Louis.


Source - CNN

Another potentially damaging move by the McCain Campaign?




Wow. McCain is running scared and will do anything to avoid having Palin exposed as the small town mayor she is at heart.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by bknapple32

if you dont think debates are apart of the democratic process, then I guess theres no sense in debating with you. Presidential debates have gone on since the time of Abe Lincoln. The first televised on was John F Kennedy v Nixon.


No, No, No you are wrong.

Biden already told us that the first televised debate was between Licoln and Buchanan.

You know, just like FDR getting on TV 1929.


We don't need the damn debate. We need them to do their jobs. Unfortunately, only one candidate is concerned with doing his job.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:57 PM
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If he was really a man of character he would have been there as soon as he heard of the crisis.

And while were at it, Since he says he has the plan to help fix the crisis, Why isn't he in Washington trying to lobby Congress to accept what he suggests?

Furthermore if any of the plans he has proposed is so great, why hasn't he tried to pass them since the day he started running for President?

Instead it is always wait till I get elected...wait till I get elected....wait till I get elected....And then people have the nerve to say Obama cares about the little guys....
Kinda like that commonsense plan the Democrats had in 2006 to lower gas prices....still waiting on that too.

Guess that record breaking money he is raking in is coming from the little guy also.....



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 12:01 AM
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McCain beat Obama to the punch with the first public statement. The surprise announcement was an attempt to outmaneuver Obama on an issue McCain trails on and as the Democrat gains in the polls. McCain went before TV cameras minutes after they spoke and before the campaigns could hammer out the agreed-upon joint statement.

Obama, too, made a political calculation by rejecting McCain's challenge while still trying to appear on top of the problem. Obama repeatedly stressed that he called McCain first to propose a joint statement. He said McCain called back several hours later and agreed, but also said he wanted to postpone the debate and hold joint meetings in Washington. Obama said he suggested they first issue the statement.

"When I got back to the hotel, he had gone on television to announce what he was going to do," Obama said.


It was Obama's idea in the first place. McCain just decided to steal it to try to make himself look like he knows what he's doing.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 12:45 AM
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This is funny. Excellent video. Yeah it stinks...the whole thing does and to top it off McCain lies to David Letterman and he's caught red handed.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 12:45 AM
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Why is everyone so impressed with McCain?


Just a few days ago he said the economy was fundamentally ok. Now he's canceling shows, debates, and campaigns all to get back to Washington to figure out HOW TO HAND OUT $700 BILLION OF CORPORATE WELFARE?

Wow, that's impressive. No wonder he's dropping everything. Forget the war in Iraq where we have soldiers dying, that's no reason to stop a campaign/debate. But when it comes to handing out corporate welfare, well then, STOP THE PRESSES!!!

I keep reading the same pathetic meme here that McCain is "finally doing what I pay him to do".... say what? You pay him to give away tax payers money to corporations?!?

You guys have gone so far right, you're back to left again.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 12:50 AM
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Yuppers he is donning his super man costume now and is watching for the light in the sky over Gotham city.

He also has a spidey costume if that doensn't work. (shudders at the visual).

What a joke.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 12:56 AM
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I knew about Bush, and his speech confirmed it. Now with McCain doing exactly what the puppet masters demand, I think the writing on the wall is there for all to see that he is a whipping boy by the Federal Reserve private bankers that have us by the you know whats. We need to nationalise the Fed and send the private international banking cartel packing!

It kind of gets you wondering if maybe Titor was onto something with many of his predictions, and one in particular being the second American Civil war, a war he said that was between the elites and the people. I now have chills running up my spine. Never thought I would see the day...step one in doing away with the election just happened today.

[edit on 25-9-2008 by skyshow]



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 01:15 AM
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Good grief Charlie Brown. Can't you do anything right?

That’s a nice article with no source cited. Failure to cite sources is not the mark of an intelligent educated person. It is, however, the mark of a political ideologue.

I too can post an anonymous article from the web that argues my point of view but that doesn't make it true. What makes my argument true is that it is based on facts instead of ignorant ideology!

McCain didn't steal any idea from Nobama Bin Biden. Nobama Bin Biden has never had an original idea.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by carewemust
Did President Bush invite Joe Biden to the White House tomorrow
too? After all, he's Senator just like Obama and McCain. I bet
Palin is GLAD that this corp rescue mission is above her pay grade. ;-)
.


How about that Palin is also glad that she IS NOT A SENATOR and therefore has no say in Congress.

Nice attempt at a cheap shot though.

As for Biden, he better get his ass over to the Senate because he is also a heavy weight like McCain and can pull strings to get the debate moving.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 01:37 AM
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I will ask the question again.

Here is the scenario

1) President Obama running for election

2) has a schedule debate in a couple of days

3) Economy is in in a crisis, basically comparable to nothing we have seen since the great depression

What should he do?

A) Stay for the debate and take care of the crisis via technology

B) forget about debate and return to Washington to help lead the economy out of a crisis.


Amazing how many gave one leader hell for staying in a class room in one crisis although he had the best technology in the world to take care of the situation from where he was but give Obama a pass for doing the same thing,


This crisis could be the difference between America recovering or America totally collapsing.

Could somebody please tell Homeland Security to hold off on the border wall?

It will make it a lot easier to cross the border to look for jobs.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 01:44 AM
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This was an idiotic move by McCain, for one he has not been actively involved with the process from the onset. And two he is in the middle of a presidential run. If he wanted to do something he should have been there at the onset of the crisis when things started going downhill.

Instead he is like me comming in on page 4 of this thread and interjecting my meaningless opinion into the matter when probably someone had already made this point 2 pages ago.

Obama was spot on when he said that a potential president will have to multitask. This makes McCain look a bit weak and it also looks kinda like grandstanding for the press. "Ill go into Washington and fix this mess, then if it comes out ok then Ill be sure to rob all the credit for it"




posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 01:55 AM
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ok...I'll bite:

B. He can and most likely will go to Washington at the televised invitation by the dictator. Then he will fly back to Mississippi for the debate Friday afternoon.

I don't know about you, but I'm not at all happy about the prospect of the elites ordering the democratic political process halted in order to pass a free for all scam to back up crooks on wall street that we will pay for. I agree with Obama, that now more than ever, the people need the process to continue. If you're honest with yourself you might ask yourself why Obama is reluctant to jump at Bush and the NWO/international banking cartel/criminals request to stop the election process to pay homage to this evil deed? For those of you who say McCain and Obama are the same, did you not notice that? If you didn't you better go in for a checkup with the eye doctor while your money is still worth something!

Don't kid your self here, this thing isn't going to be solved over night, and certainly not in the next few weeks.

Oh...here's another hint of what we can expect by these creeps. McCain said he is for suspending the VP debates next week, and suggested last night on CBS evening news that there may not be any debates at all!

How do you like that! For all those of you who are jumping up and down about the democratic process being thwarted by these guys one has to assume your one of the same 19% or so that still supports Bush and this criminal racket. There's nothing to be happy about when an election is postponed and that's what's on the horizon; this was step one. Finally, there's nothing to be happy about in a supposedly free country when debates get cancelled...how are the people....oh never mind it's useless...the small percentage of folks who don't understand this and can not grasp the concept are to be pitied.



[edit on 25-9-2008 by skyshow]



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 02:02 AM
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I don't mean to sound paranoid here, call it a "feeling" if you will, but something is amiss behind the scenes somewhere... I feel like this whole mess could be serving as a distraction for something else... of course I don't know what...it's just a feeling

Too many unprecedented things happening all at once...its like sensory overload all of the sudden.




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