Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Breaking: McCain Halts Campaign to Focus on Financial Crisis

Via WorldNet Daily: In a dramatic move, Republican Sen. John McCain announced he is suspending his presidential campaign to focus on addressing the Wall Street crisis and called on Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama to do the same.

McCain also asked that the debate scheduled for Friday in Oxford, Miss., focused on foreign policy, considered his strong suit, be postponed.

The Arizona senator said he believes the $700 billion bailout bill in Congress will not pass and urged Obama to join him in working out a new deal before Monday.

McCain said lawmakers need to show the kind of patriotism displayed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and "temporarily set politics aside."

"If we do not act, every corner of this country will be impacted," he said. "We cannot allow this to happen."

The Obama campaign, according to Fox News, issued a statement suggesting it actually made the first move to set politics aside to address the country's financial woes.

More to come....

My Comment: This is a bold, dramatic move, but to me, is shows that Mc Cain is using wisdom and prudence. Right now it's more important that he focus on the needs of this country than on his own campaign.

4 comments:

Right to Life said...

I am happy that McCain is making a strong effort to help.

Adrienne said...

Jean - drop in and pick up your award....

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

Barack Obama can't leave well enough alone. "We said it first!" he whines like a small child who wants the gold star from teacher.

I'm glad they'll discuss it, though. It's a disaster, and I barely understand what's going on, aside from the obvious that because of the bail-out, I have no hopes of those tax cuts becoming permanent and they'll likely go up even more than they used to be. :(

Bill said...

The news today said the FBI will be investigating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack. If the results come out before the election, NObama will be in big trouble...., yea...