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Obama is not restricted by 26 years of connections to the Washington banking cartel like McCain is. If Obama requested the services of Ron Paul, that would be a true bipartisan move. If McCain did it, it would be political suicide.
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.
When John McCain held an unexpected news conference mid-Wednesday afternoon he addressed the current economic crisis with direness previously unseen. His campaign would be suspended, he told reporters, in order to work on the bailout legislation in Congress. The debate scheduled with Barack Obama on Friday night, he added, could be postponed.
Observers, critics, even fellow Republicans, were left wondering: where did this sense of urgency come from? After all, it was this past Sunday that McCain hinted on 60 Minutes that he would support the bailout -- "we have to stop the bleeding" -- only to express deep criticisms on Monday and then admit he hadn't even read the three-page proposal on Tuesday.
"I have not had a chance to see it in writing," said the Senator. "I have to examine it."
The move permeated with political opportunism: an attempt by McCain to grab the leadership mantle he did not own and divert attention from poll numbers that were plummeting. Indeed, on Wednesday morning a Washington Post-ABC poll had McCain trailing Obama 52 percent to 43 percent among likely voters. The internals were even worse: 54 percent of white voters with economic anxiety favored Obama.
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Originally posted by grover
reply to post by tide88
Oh god forbid someone should cite a liberal website... like all conservative ones are fair and balanced... ROTFLMAO