Friday, September 26, 2008

Debate On

Let's be clear, Washington has yet to finalize a bailout deal. Well it seems that's no longer a concern for McCain and Co. though, because-- with 'optimism' in the air-- he has decided to make the journey to Mississippi for tonight's debate. Moreover, he's content that his presence in Washington really pushed the whole bailout deal along. From a campaign statement:
Senator McCain has spent the morning talking to members of the Administration, members of the Senate, and members of the House. He is optimistic that there has been significant progress toward a bipartisan agreement now that there is a framework for all parties to be represented in negotiations, including Representative Blunt as a designated negotiator for House Republicans. The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the Senator will travel to the debate this afternoon. Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners.
Unbelievable. Worst political stunt in the history of political stunts. Need I remind you this was a the campaign line as recently as Wednesday:
If there's no deal before the debate, McCain is staying in Washington, period, a McCain senior adviser tells NBC News.
So go the polls. So go the media. So goes McCain. Its as simple as that folks. When disdain over the debate suspension became too evident, McCain reversed track and flip-flopped.

Oh well, with a little poking and prodding from Obama, at least he will have to explain this debacle to millions of voters tonight. I intend to live-blog the debate so stay tuned, I'll put up an open thread tonight closer to gametime.

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