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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Not Kerry

posted by on September 24 at 14:42 PM

Now we know the real difference. We know why now is not the same as the last time. If this stunt had been pulled on Kerry, he would have fallen for it so hard:

Republican Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he’s suspending his presidential campaign and directing his staff to work with Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign to try and delay Friday’s scheduled debate because of the economic crisis. Obama said that the debate should go forward as scheduled and said he had no plans to suspend his campaign.

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Posted by yep | September 24, 2008 2:46 PM


Posted by Raven | September 24, 2008 2:48 PM

the chicago machine knows how to fight.

Posted by maxsolomon@home | September 24, 2008 2:51 PM

If McCain has to be away from D.C. for the day of the debate, he can stay in contact with the other senators on his Blackberry!

Posted by Betsy Ross | September 24, 2008 2:53 PM

Not sure this is best tactically.
It's good to be definite, check. And it might be the right move.

But perhaps the GOP will force Obama to take a vote in DC at 7 pm know congress is supposed to sdjourn then. Usually on procedural stuff you might need 2/3.

What I'd rather see Obama fighting on is the substance of the package ie an equity stake. That's what's going to ocunt to make this package worker-friendly.

Why in the world would we take the downside of a $700B investment and not the full upside?

Posted by PC | September 24, 2008 2:56 PM

I need to hook myself up with a cartoonist (or learn to draw a lot better), because I have a vision. McCain standing in front of Karzai and Talabani, asking:

"Could we put the wars on hold for a little bit fellas? I've got some other stuff to deal with right now."

Posted by K | September 24, 2008 3:01 PM

I guess the move sort of plays into the whole 'maverick' image thing...But at least to these eyes, it just looks erratic and symptomatic of this whole 'governing with your gut' debacle that the republican party has been playing up recently.

I can see why the fiscal conservatives at least are embarrassed by the shambles of what used to be their party. In what way are the epileptic lurchings of the McCain campaign appealing to anyone at all? How can anyone read this as a sign of strong leadership?

Posted by rococo | September 24, 2008 3:02 PM

David Letterman Mocks McCain Cancellation:

Posted by Heather | September 24, 2008 3:05 PM

This stunt by McCain reminds me of the time Yelstin couldn't get off the plane to meet with Clinton. Everyone thought he was drunk but he'd actually had a stroke.

Posted by Jim Demetre | September 24, 2008 3:37 PM

Well, Jim, the reality is that McCain probably DID have a stroke.

Have you seen his pics today ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 24, 2008 11:13 PM

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