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josh
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Senator John McCain said Wednesday that he would temporarily suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday to return to Washington to deal with the financial crisis and the $700 billion bailout package now before Congress.

Mr. McCain said he told Senator Barack Obama that he was asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to postpone the debate scheduled for Friday night.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/25/us/politics/25mccain.html?hp


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Turmoil in the financial industry and growing pessimism about the economy have altered the shape of the presidential race, giving Democratic nominee Barack Obama the first clear lead of the general-election campaign over Republican John McCain, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News national poll.

Just 9 percent of those surveyed rated the economy as good or excellent, the first time that number has been in single digits since the days just before the 1992 election. Just 14 percent said the country is heading in the right direction, equaling the record low on that question in polls dating back to 1973.

More voters trust Obama to deal with the economy, and he currently has a big edge as the candidate who is more in tune with the economic problems Americans now face. He also has a double-digit advantage on handling the current problems on Wall Street, and as a result, there has been a rise in his overall support. The poll found that, among likely voters, Obama now leads McCain by 52 percent to 43 percent. Two weeks ago, in the days immediately following the Republican National Convention, the race was essentially even, with McCain at 49 percent and Obama at 47 percent.


http://tinyurl.com/3tfmlf

Hmmm.

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ElizaQ
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It's a stunt.
CNN just reported that Obama called him this am suggesting that they come up with a joint bi-partisan statement about the economy. McCain apparently agreed to do it. Obama did not want to postpone the debate.
Now McCain has jumped him and issued this statement and called for postponement. Apparently this suspension doesn't start till Friday though he's still campaigning tomorrow.
My take, is with the hammering they've been getting this week plus the polls that aren't in their favor, and they're concerned that the debate will just seal the deal for Obama. It's basically calling for a 'Time Out' with the hopes that this will look to the public as McCain looking presidential in this time of 'crisis.' Country first!
Plus there have been polls that overwhelminly show that people have more confidence in Obama when it comes to economic issues then with McCain that he has to somehow show he's on top of this economic mess.

ElizaQ
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Correction: Just saw the news conference. McCain has canceled appearance tonight on Letterman and will suspend activities and ads if Obama agrees to do so as well until a workable deal for the 'crisis' is reached.

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ElizaQ
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quote:Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a statement that would be unlikely to go out without the Obama campaign's approval, dismisses McCain's suspension:

This is a critical time for our country. While I appreciate that both candidates have signaled their willingness to help, Congress and the Administration have a process in place to reach a solution to this unprecedented financial crisis.

I understand that the candidates are putting together a joint statement at Senator Obama’s suggestion. But it would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op.

If there were ever a time for both candidates to hold a debate before the American people about this serious challenge, it is now.

Politco

Bunch of other posts in the link about this.
Looks like the Obama camp is saying no, they won't agree to a postponement.

Let the theatrics begin...


Polunatic2
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Geez, they might have to cancel the election altogether. [img]rolleyes.gif" border="0[/img]

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ElizaQ
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quote:Originally posted by Polunatic2:
Geez, they might have to cancel the election altogether. [img]rolleyes.gif" border="0[/img]

I think McCain might be wishing that would happen.
Obama just totally PWNED him in a press conference and very nicely called him on everything.

The best line I think was: "Presidents need to be able to do more then one thing at a time."

Volley lobbed. McCains move...

Of course the pollsters went nuts and are coming in between 60-80% opinion that the debates should go on.
Repubs spinning that Obama doesn't care for the country, only himself...do your job.
Repubs on the hill lining up behind McCain.

And meanwhile Palin actually did an interview today and said that if the Bill doesn't pass there will be another Great Depression...

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ElizaQ
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Reported on CNN: McCain camp volleys back and proposes to move the debate to the next Thursday instead of the VP debate and hold the VP debate some other time...

LOL

edited to add link

CNN

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ElizaQ
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Alaska Doesn't Blink

quote: ANCHORAGE — Today a State Representative called on the Alaska State Troopers to look into possible criminal witness tampering in the state’s bi-partisan legislative Troopergate investigation. Since Gov. Sarah Palin was named to the McCain ticket on Aug. 29, the McCain campaign has sent campaign workers to Alaska to obstruct this investigation.

“Until McCain campaign staffers flew to Alaska to stop this investigation, the Governor and her staff agreed to comply with what we all know is a bi-partisan investigation. After Aug. 29 the campaign started working to block this investigation, and witnesses began joining that effort by ignoring their subpoenas and risking jail time. Something obviously changed the minds of these witnesses after Aug. 29th,” said Rep., Les Gara (D-Anchorage), a State Representative and Former Alaska Assistant Attorney General.

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McCain operatives have spun this as a partisan investigation. The facts show otherwise. Both Committees voted for the subpoenas last week. Six Republicans and four Democrats voted in favor, and only two Senate members voted no. The investigation was started this summer before Palin was named to the McCain ticket, by a unanimous vote of eight Republicans and four Democrats.

The witness tampering statutes follow:

Alaska Statute 11.56.545 -

“(a)Tampering with a witness in the second degree: A person commits the crime of tampering with a witness in the second degree if the person knowingly induces or attempts to induce a witness to be absent from an official proceeding, other than a judicial proceeding, to which the witness has been summoned. (b) Tampering with a witness in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor. (Emphasis added).

AS 11.56.540 has similar elements, and is a felony.

Mudflats

The message here, "we ain't rolling over. Don't F%%% with Alaska"


NorthReport
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Long, so continued here

SwimmingLee
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I thought this interview with Katie Couric was revealing. Katie asks Sarah a tough question.

Sarah says, "he recused himself" twice. that's all i could bear to watch.

darn. can't find the link right now.


DrConway
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Palin won't reveal her finances until after debate

quote: WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin requested and received an extension of the deadline for revealing her personal finances, until the day after her only debate with Democrat Joe Biden.
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The Republican vice presidential candidate received a four-day extension Thursday from the Federal Election Commission.

The federal financial disclosure report was initially due next Monday. Now, Palin has until Oct. 3, the day after her debate in St. Louis with Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee.

It goes on to say that like OMG the executive report is crazy complicated and like OMG they need more time to fill it out and so on. [img]rolleyes.gif" border="0[/img]

Sarah Palin just doesn't want Joe Biden being able to score points by examining her financial dealings, some of which surely would show ties to corporate backers of the Republican Party.


NorthReport
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NorthReport
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This is what is scary about Sarah Palin.

Sarah's Palling Around with Conspiracists

 

While many are pondering what exactly Sarah Palin’s approving radio comments on the birther issue and her subsequent “clarification” mean to her possible 2012 run, there is a more fundamental question: what does this bode for our democracy? The answer is this is yet another indicator that extreme is the new mainstream.

In a radio interview on the conservative Rusty Humphries show yesterday, the former 2008 Vice Presidential Republican candidate answered a question about her possibly using the President’s birth certificate as an issue if she ran again for office:  “I think the public rightfully is still making it [the President’s birth certificate] an issue. I don’t have a problem with that. I don't know if I would have to bother to make it an issue, because I think that members of the electorate still want answers." She continued: “I think it's a fair question, just like I think past association and past voting records -- all of that is fair game” She later deftly stated on Facebook that she never directly asked the President to produce his birth certificate or suggest that he was not born in the country. True, she only inferred it, when she could have done what both her running mate, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Ann Coulter all did—reject the lie.

Her careful elevation of a foundational conspiracy theory used by extremists to demonize the President as being everything from an illegitimate imposter to high office to a secret radical Jihadist Trojan horse warrants unequivocal condemnation and study from across the political spectrum—just as the horrendous anti-Bush 9/11 truthers do.

If you think that these detrimental wacky theories don’t have traction in this troubled decade of ours look at some recent polling numbers, or alternatively read the comments section that will invariably appear below this post. In a September analysis Public Policy Polling stated, “Is extremism becoming mainstream in 21st century American politics? Our latest national poll would seem to say yes- 35% [of] voters in the country either think that Barack Obama was not born in the United States or that George W. Bush intentionally allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur so that we could go to war in the Middle East.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-levin-jd/sarahs-dance-with-conspir_b_379831.html


George Victor
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Sarah for pres.!


NorthReport
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Really Sarah - coulda fooled me!  Tongue out

Palin: I'm Not the Biggest Liar of the Year

 

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/12/24/palin-im-not-the-biggest-liar-of-the-year/


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Closing for length


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