Sen. John McCain announced he will be suspending his presidential campaign in order to tend to America’s dwindling economy.
McCain urged Sen. Barack Obama to do the same and join him in Washington.‚ Obama told media he will proceed on the campaign trail as normal.
Obama did however say he would return to Washington only if it helped negotiations and didn’t draw attention away from the task at hand.
Obama spoke with McCain on the phone and agreed to issue a joint statement on their position of the handling of the economic crisis by the Bush administration.‚ Probably not a favorable one.
McCain also wants to postpone this Friday’s presidential debate in a move Obama aides are calling a “staged photo op.”
When McCain told Obama he wanted to push the debate back, Obama heavily disagreed.‚ “This is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person [who] will be the next president” he told media.
It’s OK that McCain wants to go back to Washington to put in his two cents, he’s known for voicing his opinion and this is a very serious issue.
They shouldn’t postpone the debate though, what Obama said is correct.‚ Right now, in a time of countless global economic crises, the American people need to hear what their potential leader has in mind.‚ They want to know how he will get them out of this seemingly ever-expanding black hole of debt.
It’s great that this week’s debate focuses on foreign policy.‚ Foreign policy ties into the issue of economy wonderfully, so I think they can get some good questions and hopefully some good answers.
If a section of the questions (most of them probably will be) are for example, devoted to the American economy on a global stage or how each candidate would strengthen America’s economic reputation with the world, people will be satisfied.
Regardless of the topic, the recent AIG bailout and the Bush administration’s proposed bailout will certainly be addressed.
Nothing would be worse than having a presidential debate during a time of economic crisis that doesn’t focus on the economy.‚ That’s not the case, so I say, let the show go on.