It is obvious, John McCain has run out of lipstick and is trying to score political points and take credit for something that's already happening without him. As many expected, the 72 year old Senator is trying to evade the Friday debate with Illinois senator Barack Obama over key policy issues especially the economy.
Suddenly the McCain machinery has run out of oil. The lies republicans have been telling America have now caught up with him. He is a typical George Bush, missing at times of crisis. Bush had been heavily criticized for being "missing" when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, causing severe damage and claiming many lives. John McCain is either too scared or is just playing hide and seek with the people.
This comes in the wake of a serious economic crisis created by the Republicans through the Bush administration to which John McCain is a staunch supporter. He has supported over 95% of outgoing president Bush's policies over the last 8 years which includes a failed economic policy that is causing untold suffering to many Americans.
The septuagenarian said Wednesday that he was suspending his campaign because of "the nation's economic crisis"
and would also skip the much anticipated Friday debate if Congress hadn't passed legislation addressing the crisis by then. He knows they wont, since such a matter is not just another walk in the park.
The US Commission on Presidential Debates said it would hold the debate on Friday as planned, while the University of Mississippi, host of Friday's debate, said it knew of no postponement plans and was going ahead with preparations for the event. Barack Obama's campaign also said the debate in Oxford, Mississippi, should go forward.
"It's my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person will be the next president," the Democrat said in Clearwater, Florida. "It is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once. It's more important than ever to present ourselves to the American people."
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said McCain's move was "just weird."
"We haven't heard hide nor hair of Sen. McCain in these negotiations," said Schumer, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. "He has not been involved except for an occasional, unhelpful statement, sort of thrown from far away, and the last thing we need in these delicate negotiations is an injection of presidential politics."
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