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If you really think there wasn't an urgent need that Bush would have came out with this at this moment?
for one, this hurts McCain chances of winning cause people would blame the party in office for the problem. Talk about giving somebody a poison pill. Bush did a number on McCain with this.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I think it's the first move towards suspending the election in November.
It's 100% political. He could make his desires known and even vote on the bailout and still be in Mississippi Friday night for the debate. He just doesn't want to debate Obama when the polls have Obama 9 points ahead, the economy (his weak point) is in crisis and he has been sticking his foot in his mouth at every turn for the past couple weeks.