UPDATE: It looks like Obama is NOT taking the bait! Good. We the people need to see for ourselves how these candidates plan to solve this crisis. Obama seems ready to talk to us… So why won’t McCain? What’s he scared of?
OK, so McCain is “suspending his campaign to focus on the financial crisis”? Why can’t I believe this, especially when news broke that his campaign manager was being paid as a Freddie Mac lobbyist UNTIL LAST MONTH, when the media are finally asking tough questions about Sarah Palin’s (non) ability to handle the VP job, when McCain acts like a “populist” one day and a “laissez-faire, Herbert Hoover style deregulator” the next, and when McCain is falling in national and battleground state polls? Sorry, but I smell a rat here.
Ben Smith of Politico has a good point. The only thing that’s changed in the last 48 hours has been the poll numbers! So why does McCain really want to delay the debate and stop campaigning? What, he can’t multitask?!
I hope Obama doesn’t take the bait. Go ahead, agree to a joint statement on the bailout bill, meet with Bush, and negotiate in Washington over the final legislative package. Then on Friday evening, how about a debate on the economy? I hope Obama makes this suggestion.
If anything, we need to know MORE about where the candidates stand on the economy… Not less! So why is McCain afraid to debate on the economy? What’s he hiding? In these tough times, we need a leader with real solutions… Not a politician with cheap stunts.