Obama spends 3 days preparing for a debate that may be postponed
John McCain today announced a suspension of his campaign, inviting Obama to join him back in Washington to debate the bailout plans for Wall Street. He has requested a postponement of the debate that was to occur with Obama on Friday night. This comes as Obama has been preparing intensely for three days in Florida for this debate appearance.
I imagine this would send Obama crazy!
Read Mcain’s announcement here…
Reading some of the comments out there about where McCain’s gain is in taking this action, I would argue that seeking the postponement he wins either way with Obama. If Obama accepted the challenge, McCain took the lead. If Obama does not, McCain instills a sense that he is unprepared for Friday (in some diehard liberal minds), and therefore lowering expectations for his performance. McCain is fully prepared to take Obama on, and so when he steamrolls Obama in the debate, the debate win will have greater effect.
My guess is that the debate will proceed as originally planned, McCain will not comment too much on Obama’s decline, and Palin or McCain surrogate’s will mercilessly berate Obama.
Breaking: McCain suspends campaign to deal with economy, calls for debate to be postponed; Update: No dice on the debate, says Obama camp; Update: McCain pulling ads there is a lot of back and forth in the comments here.
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Tags: Bail out, bailout, campaign suspension, debate, financial crisis, John McCain, wall street bailout