So in response to the financial institution bailout, McCain is suspending his campaign to return to Washington to work on the problem.
Just a quick interjection of my own opinion about this - McCain is not strong on economics. He's admitted as much. And members of Congress who aren't running for president are already very close to agreeing on the bailout plan. So really what is McCain - who hasn't participated in any of the meetings on the subject so far - going to contribute? This is clearly an attempt to appear to be taking a leadership role on the economic crisis because he has such a poor reputation on economic issues (and rightfully so).
So anyway, McCain has proposed postponing tomorrow night's first presidential debate - which Obama rejected, with a nice quote
"If it turns out that we need to be in Washington, we’ve both got big planes — we’ve painted our slogans on the sides of them...They can get us from Washington, D.C., to Mississippi fairly quickly.”
But McCain also canceled an appearance on Davis Letterman's show. Although earlier in the day, he still did an interview with Katie Couric. So Letterman wasn't too happy about that, and apparently spent most of his show making fun of McCain's campaign suspension. The top 10 list was particularly funny:
Edited by dana1981 - Thu, 25 Sep 2008 17:01:48 UTC