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McCain Suspends Campaign To Help With Financial Crisis

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posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:28 PM
I didn't read all of the seven pages of replies, but I did want to give my input.

So, for a second, lets take off our donkey pins and elephant hats, and think about this...

He wants to suspend the campaign(s) less than 2 months away from the election

Do you really, honestly, think Obama and McCain will make that much difference in the overall debate of the bailout?

Do you really, honestly, think that this campaign suspension will last a short time? What is a short time? A day? Two? A Week? Two weeks? A month?

This is ridiculous! We as Americans can hardly call ourselves a democracy with a suggestion like this being taken seriously! While he isn't literally suggesting suspending the democratic process as it pertains to the laws of the state, it is a suspension of the democratic process in practice, where the people will no longer be exposed to ideas, debate, and knowledge of the candidates.

I can't believe people are entertaining this idea, Democrat or Republican. Ridiculous.

This is clearly a ploy to stop a slide in the polls or something more sinister like the suspension of the Constitution.


posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:29 PM

Originally posted by anachryon

Why is he waiting until the last minute to "do his job?"

So what is better, a guy that waits for the last minute to do his job or a guy that doesn't do it?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:31 PM

Originally posted by anachryon

Originally posted by wutoneSo McCain shouldn't go to the senate and do his job and debate on this current issue?

He hasn't done it so far. The last time he "did his job" (cast a vote) was back in April. He hasn't participated in any discussions on the economics matter.

Why is he waiting until the last minute to "do his job?"

Because the issue has reached a point where it can't be ignored. Everyone currently in office is guilty of looking the other way, including all republicans and democrats.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by wutone

He should not put off indefinately talking to the American people (whom he works for) and putting forth his plans since he is running for President of the United States. That much I know.

The debate is one hour on Friday evening. Are you going to sit there and tell us it would be impossible for him to get over to a Washington D.C. TV studio and participate in a debat?

He doesn't want to debate. His poll #s are in the toilet. The entire congress is against this $700 billion bailout package they are trying to railroad...they are not interested (obviously) in oversight or any alternatives to benifit the people...

They need to present themselves and their plans in front of the American people. What does McCain do? He cuts and runs.

Doing his job...paaaaa leeeeeze! Nobody believes this one for a minute!

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by Avenginggecko

your probably talking over the weekend. And both can make a difference. They are both high profile and both have the media spotlight shining mainly on them. They could use that media as bully pulpit and force other Congress members to change their view. Talk about power.

Deny Ignorance is correct.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:33 PM
I'm glad the very real threat to our economy has really motivated to put their 2 bit partisanship to the side for the time being.

I would prefer obama and mccain back in washington right now. We are paying them to be a part in dealing with any crisis that faces this nation. News flash, we are facing a crisis.

I'm not saying good on McCain because I shouldn't have to. This is a crisis, and not going to praise him on what he should have been doing already.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:35 PM
reply to post by grimreaper797

Let's suppose this crisis drags on for three or four long are you willing wait for this debate?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:37 PM
news over here in the U.K. just said Obama said no thanks to the postponment

i guess it isnt the King Bush scenario just yet folks

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:39 PM

Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Here's Obama's Plan. I can't help you with McCain's.

Thanks, you have given me a nice video to show all my friends why not to vote for obama.

Now lets get back to the real issue at hand.

Shouldn't our ELECTED officials be in washington during an ECONOMIC CRISIS, where one of the BIGGEST BILLS in the last decade is in the works? A bill that totals the cost of 2 iraq wars. Yeah, I say screw the "debate", lets see them at washington, doing their job. Let them show us that when they get elected to an office(like senator), they do the job that they promised to do.

[edit on 24-9-2008 by grimreaper797]

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:40 PM
I hope that the US citizens riot heavily when the election is suspended... They better. I've been wondering, at what time people should start fighting back, and I would have to imagine that that would be the appropriate time..

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:41 PM
reply to post by skyshow

I don't need a debate less than 2 months from the election to know where I stand. Maybe the sheep do, but I already know where the candidates stand on the issues. The debates are just entertainment for the voting masses.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:42 PM
What in the world will Congress be doing at 9pm on Friday night??!! Why in the world can't McCain hop on his jet and scoot over there?

This doesn't pass the smell test.

McCain has barely (if at all) voted all year.

His poll numbers are down (because of the economy) and this looks like desperation.

Why can;t he walk and chew gum at the same time?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:42 PM
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.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by AndrewTB

That's the way I see it. this is not something that has happened overnight. McCain knew as much as anyone else what was coming (or should have). How long has he been a Congressman?

This is a ploy, but I realized I may have forgotten yet another possibility for this action: since he himself was one of those who spearheaded the idea of removing regulations on the banking industry, could someone in DC be upset enough to be threatening to expose him?

I just know things are not as they seem on the surface. Too many coincidences, too many unanswered questions, too much inconsistency.

edit to add: to those worried about the election: The elections are not contingent on the debates or on the campaigns. McCain cannot suspend any elections. Only Bush (supposedly with Congressional approval) can do that.


[edit on 24-9-2008 by TheRedneck]

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:42 PM
This is mostly politics.

Like McCain said, everything is spin.

The McCain camp was falling in the polls and there photo op with Palin at the UN barely made any news.

They then saw Bush was making an address on TV tonight and they saw there campaign going up in flames.

What the McCain camp wants to do is send him to Washington and he will disagree with the Presidents proposal to make himself look like he's against President Bush.

It's a political ploy!

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:43 PM
reply to post by grimreaper797

It's a one hour debate. 1 hour! You're debating suspending the democratic process...why stop there? This thing is so bad why don't we just cancell the elections indefinately?

Do you see what you're advocating here?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:43 PM
Here's the problem... this mess has been cultivating for the last 5 or 6 years. To finally, now we have a boiling point. We are supposed to believe McCain going to Washington for a couple days will somehow SOLVE this problem????? Get real folks....

The United States Gov is like the frog in hot water, it has been sitting there not knowing it needs to jump out as the temp has slowly risen. While us, the people, have see nthe writing on the wall for a long time. We hopped out a while ago, we just now have to keep paying for the big boys...

This move is clearly politics as usual. And Obama's response was just as political as McCains attempt to win over some votes. Obama claiming he contacted McCain first, yadda yadda.... All the same from both politicians. Im ashamed of both of them for different reasons right now. John McCain, a man who has said on many occasions that he is not real sound on the economy, yet hes smart enough to know that the fundamentals are in tact, wants to suspend the campaign..... to fix the economy?

How bout tell me your plans in the debate? Tell the American people you wont stand for a corporate 700 billion dollar bailout. Tell the people that its not just corporations that will be helped. Give us a plan on how your tax cuts , with a trillion dollar deficit will somehow revamp our failing economy. Thats what I want to see done. Not some political gesture that will get nothing accomplished, and only delay this campaign.....

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:44 PM
McCain, and Obama for that matter need more props.

what about them wearing 'sack cloth' and covering themselves with 'ashes' like the lamenters did in biblical times...

that would be a good diversion & show.


Oh, and to all the posts like 'Avenginggecko',
i reason that the suspending-the-campaign
is for the reason to be available for the vote on this bill

~and not have commitments to other people & places...
that could keep him away from the vote in Washington
or to disappoint his supporters at a political engagement elsewhere

What we all should think deeper about...
the bailout package is only a 'bill', right now, but when it becomes 'Law' we are stuck with it

edit out computer glitch at the ATS end

[edit on 24-9-2008 by St Udio]

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:45 PM
I don't think they will fix it even if they approved the socialist bail out of Wall Street.

If it does get bad I wonder how bad it will get? Insurrection bad? Will the masses go to war over this? Will we see a splintering of the United States? State borders closed due to an influx of people looking for work?

If there is a revolution what kind of country could we be looking at on the other end?

Also how many here are even remotely prepared to suffer through this? I have been stocking can goods and ammo for a while now but the way some economists are talking we are in for a bigger hurt than any of us could have prepared for.

I mean this is an any day now kind of thing... wft...

[edit on 24-9-2008 by northof8]

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:47 PM
Anyone ever see a bucket full of crabs?

Describes the pundits...describes the candidates' respective supporters...and describes some of the posts found in this thread...

Just when I think it can't get any stranger, it does.

I also can't help but be reminded of Tanya Harding. Yeah, I know it's outrageous, but remember this?

Why does this move by McCain's seem so similar? :shk:

Good grief...

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