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McCain Suspends Campaign To Help With Financial Crisis

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posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:09 PM
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University of Mississippi also says that they're having the debate. I guess if McCain doesn't show up, he won't look very good.




posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:09 PM
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Friday's debate is/was supposed to be focused on foreign policy and national security. Not the economy....even though there were whispers about changing the topic due to recent happenings.

I still stand by BOTH candidates getting back to DC to do their jobs, do what we elected them to do, do what we are paying them for.

It doesn't matter who does what, everything happening in DC right now involving this economic crisis and the bailouts is pure politics. This is all to fix/save Wall Street (Corporate America) not Main Street (us little peons who are suffering, too).



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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Two things: McCain is not just going back to DC to participate in the financial bill debate, he is also ceasing the airing of his campaign commercials. I don't see where those commercials are taking any of his time. Sounds like a knee-jerk reaction if this is only about the bailout bill.

Secondly, there was just a report that Obama's campaign is insinuating that Obama does not want to delay the election debate. No word from the man himself yet tho.

TheRedneck



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by SectionEight

No, Obama wanted to issue a joint statement. McCain being the real leader took innitiative and action instead. Now Obama looks like the substitute teacher standing in the hall not knowing what to do next.



That's not quite the way I see it if this is the way it played out!

Obama sees this economic crisis and asks McCain to make a statement with him, this would be showing the public that politicians from both parties (and the presidential nominees) will work together on this problem.

McCain sees a chance to steal some thunder from Obama by quickly making a statement before Obama ever gets a reply from him.

Would McCain have done this if Obama hadn't contacted him first about making a "joint statement"?

I rather doubt it!



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
University of Mississippi also says that they're having the debate. I guess if McCain doesn't show up, he won't look very good.


Or Obama will look like a duffus standing there by himself - talking to himself - while McCain is in Washington getting the job done.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:11 PM
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God forbid someone might bring up some alternative plans to this bailout like oh...maybe howabout bailing out the people so they can keep their homes...

They plan on shoving this through as fast as possible, and they don't want anyone or anything including a debate and a democrat to get in their way.

This is so shameful!!!



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Or Obama will look like a duffus standing there by himself - talking to himself - while McCain is in Washington getting the job done.



Getting what job done?
What exactly will he be doing in Washington?



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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I think is harder and harder for McCain with the current economical situation, to convince the tax payer that we need another Republican president.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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I think both should be in Washington doing their job. Amazing how everybody considers this a crisis but don't expect these two to do their job.
And I also feel deregulation wasn't the problem. The problem was trying to get more minorities with low paying income in their own house. Every Congress member and every official in government knew what was going on.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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by Ron Paul | Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dear Friends,

Whenever a Great Bipartisan Consensus is announced, and a compliant media assures everyone that the wondrous actions of our wise leaders are being taken for our own good, you can know with absolute certainty that disaster is about to strike.

The events of the past week are no exception.

The bailout package that is about to be rammed down Congress' throat is not just economically foolish. It is downright sinister. It makes a mockery of our Constitution, which our leaders should never again bother pretending is still in effect. It promises the American people a never-ending nightmare of ever-greater debt liabilities they will have to shoulder. Two weeks ago, financial analyst Jim Rogers said the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made America more communist than China! "This is welfare for the rich," he said. "This is socialism for the rich. It's bailing out the financiers, the banks, the Wall Streeters."

That describes the current bailout package to a T. And we're being told it's unavoidable.

The claim that the market caused all this is so staggeringly foolish that only politicians and the media could pretend to believe it. But that has become the conventional wisdom, with the desired result that those responsible for the credit bubble and its predictable consequences - predictable, that is, to those who understand sound, Austrian economics - are being let off the hook. The Federal Reserve System is actually positioning itself as the savior, rather than the culprit, in this mess!



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I think it's the first move towards suspending the election in November.




I have always taken the election suspension discussion with a large grain of salt. Now that grain of salt (although still there) is a little bit smaller...



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:17 PM
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Getting what job done?

The job he is paid to do. Argue for and vote to support those criminals who caused this disaster so they can get the money they stole fair and square.


Harry Reed just made a statement that he doesn't want McCain or Obama involved just yet in the negotiations...

TheRedneck



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:17 PM
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Bush is giving a speach tonight in support of this mamoth transfer of wealth and the Republicans want this thing to go through as quick as possible with minimal debate and without consideration of many other possible actions...McCain has to pull out so that the spot light shifts to Bush and the GOP plans (that he is in favor of, but doesn't want to publicly state it). He doesn't dare say anything in public and definately not chance it at a debate with a people's Democrat...and voila! Here we have this political ploy.

Unbelievable! While they plan to screw the people, he wants to screw us once more by closing shop and refusing to talk to us about what he would do??? What could be more important than that? We are only a few weeks out from Election day, and so far no real debates?

We need the debate now more than ever!!!! What does McCain do? He cut's and runs!



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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Hey maybe Me and some buddies should take some time out to help out with teh financial Crisis.
Comon, hes got no power, whats he gonna do? It's like when he sent his 'people' to sort things out in georgia...



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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That's how I'll see it.

And I think many others would too.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:19 PM
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Friday's debate is/was supposed to be focused on foreign policy and national security. Not the economy....even though there were whispers about changing the topic due to recent happenings.

I still stand by BOTH candidates getting back to DC to do their jobs, do what we elected them to do, do what we are paying them for.



I understand your point but, look, these two guys are running for President. I'd like to hear them tell us, IN DEPTH, what they would propose to do moving forward to ensure we don't end up right back here again in the future.

Change the debate topic and let's see how they react to this very stressful and critical time in our country.

I agree that both McCain and Obama need to be intimately involved in these discussions but today, with the blackberries, video conferencing, etc, there is no reason why they can't do both.

McCain knows a debate on the economy will destroy his chances. It's pretty clear to me and I'm sure, to many more people.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:22 PM
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Yeah, I'm waiting with baited breath to see how Heir Bush is going to convince me that I should pay some CEOs millions in bonuses for making hard for the average Joe (like me) to survive. This ought to be good.

The economy crashes either way. I say let the ones who stalled the plane ride it like the rest of us.

TheRedneck



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:22 PM
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They don't even know when the vote is going to be yet. I don't understand why they can't be at the debate on Friday and vote on Saturday. If Washington wants Obama and McCain there to vote, then hold the vote when they're able to make it.

Congress has a lot of people looking over this bailout. They don't need 2 more people arguing what 2/3 of Congress is already arguing.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:24 PM
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This is a dramatic move on the part of McCain.

He is avoiding the debates but he's doing it because his country needs him.

If a bill gets passed or doesn't, as long as the country doesn't tank further, he can take credit.

I'm sure that he, like all politicians, will cover his tracks with whatever he says so if things continue downhill he can have plausible denial ability and he can claim what ever he has said as a success.

I think that it's a clever move on his part. Especially inviting Obama to come and help.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 03:25 PM
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Well, the 'publicans know the dems have them over a barrel on the economy.

McCain is running in the polls at 43% - man, I'd like to suspend a campaign as well if I was sucking in the polls that much.

What a colossal retreat.

Why delay the debates? This seems like a critical time to debate the issues.

Maybe Palin needs more time to find Iran on the map or something before bombing the @#!$ out of it.



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