McCain seeks to delay Friday’s debate because of the nation’s financial crisis:
“In a statement, McCain says he will stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation’s financial problems. McCain also said he wants President Bush to convene a leadership meeting in Washington. Both he and Obama would attend the session.”
Does anyone believe that’s the real reason he wants to suspend the debate, not his plummeting poll numbers? Don’t you have to be able to handle more than one thing at a time to be an effective President?
More: “McCain said he has spoken to Obama about his plans and asked the Democratic presidential nominee to join him…The Obama campaign said Obama had called McCain around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to propose that they issue a joint statement in support of a package to help fix the economy as soon as possible. McCain called back six hours later and agreed to the idea of the statement, the Obama campaign said. McCain’s statement was issued to the media a few minutes later.”