I hate to say it, but Obama said it best…
“The American people deserve to hear directly from myself and Sen. McCain about how we intend to lead our country,” Obama said this morning via satellite to the Clinton Global Initiative. “The times are too serious to put our campaign on hold, or to ignore the full range of issues that the next president will face.”
This statement is referring to McCain’s plan to miss the first presidential debate if legislation to bail out the failing financial institutions is not passed by then. I’m going to be furious if he doesn’t show up tomorrow night. He needs to get out there and remind America why Obama isn’t qualified to be president. Instead he seems to be content to give up the stage to Obama. I don’t know how a debate with only one participant works, but Obama plans to be there so I’m assuming it will be an opportunity for him to have the spotlight all to himself and exploit the absence of McCain.
Not only is McCain considering missing the debate, but he also says that he is suspending his campaign until this legislation is passed. Maybe it’s just me, but the idea of a Republican presidential candidate putting his campaign at the mercy of a Democratic Congress just doesn’t seem like a very bright one. Sure, the crisis on Wall Street is an important issue, but so is the fate of our country for the next four years in regards to every other issue. McCain needs to just focus on winning this election. I do agree with McCain’s “Country First” attitude, but he needs to realize that doing everything he can to keep Obama out of the White House is probably the biggest service he can provide for our country right now.