Sep 24 2008
John McCain and Barack Obama 'Chucky' dolls

John McCain Loses His Head [Again]: Suspends Campaign. Wants Debate Delay

Ready for Friday’s presidential debate? It’s only going to happen if there is a Chucky doll of John McCain on the other side of the stage. This morning Barack Obama called John McCain to suggest they prepare a joint statement about the financial crisis. John McCain agreed and added that he was thinking about suspending his campaign. Nothing concrete. Just a thought.

This afternoon John McCain held a press conference to say he was suspending his campaign, stopping all TV ads, and wants to postpone Friday’s debate. This he said, would allow he and Barack Obama to go to Washington to make sure all goes well with the bailout package.

This announcement was out of left field, the joint statement they talked about never happened, so Barack Obama did his share solo.

He also responded to John McCain’s call to stop everything to deal with the bailout package.

Barack Obama Responds to John McCain’s Debate Delay

“I believe that we should continue to have the debate..”

“Presidents are going to have to deal with more than one thing at a time. It’s not necessary for us to think we can only do one thing and suspend everything else..  I think that it makes sense for us to present ourselves before the American people, to talk about the nature of the problems we’re having with our financial system… If it turns out that we need to be in Washington, we’ve both got big planes. We’ve painted our slogans on the side of them. They can get us to Washington DC and back to Mississippi fairly quickly..”

There was a Washington Post article being passed around yesterday “McCain Loses His Head” by Republican columnist George Will, he said John McCain is.. “behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high” and “is not suited to the presidency.”

By dropping everything to deal with something that is already being handled, it looks like John McCain is helping to bold that point.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Steph Wed, Sep 24, 2008 - 8:45 pm

Please forgive me god for what I’m about to say…but do the arms on the John McCain doll lift over his head



Sorry Chris I couldn’t resist…lol

2 katharine Thu, Sep 25, 2008 - 1:46 am

You don’t think McCain is playing politics with this decision? I have a bridge to sell you in Alaska. Obama started this discussion by calling McCain at 8:30am PRIVATELY to discuss what they had in common and to agree on a bipartisan statement that would force Washington to join in letting partisan politics go and follow suit with bipartisan legislation.  McCain responded by making a public, off the wall decision and trying to make Obama look like he was not fast enough. 

McCain is turning into the biggest poser of them all. First flying to Georgia with ‘bottles of water for dehydrated babies’ during the hurricane, before even finding out what was needed, now flying to Washinton without a clue of what he will be doing there. Of course both candidates should be intimately involved in the decisions being made in Washington right now, but canceling the debate is a political move as his poll ratings drop. For the candidates to show up in Washington right now will just infuse the debate on the floor with campaign politics and turn it into a circus.  Obama was proactive, was bipartisan, and is right on the issues.  McCain is a desperate poser.

3 Raymond Thu, Sep 25, 2008 - 1:56 am

You are right on point. I just have to say one thing, you called McCain desperate just call him what he is… He is an idiot. He is probably the only person that I would honestly say is dumber, or as dumb as George W. Bush and for the polls to be this close shows me that the American public is just as dumb as his ass is. Later for voting for your party had the democrats done something as DUMB as picking Palin I couldn’t bring myself to vote for them. I’d just have to not vote. And for no republicans to coe out and crusify McCain about his pick shows me how much they care about this country.

4 Politix Thu, Sep 25, 2008 - 11:24 am

McCain is an absolute fraud! His vice presidential pick alone proves to me that he is a self-serving conniving ‘poser’ with arterial motives. His wanting to cancel and/or delay this Friday’s debate plays right into his devilish character and manipulative ways. There is no way in hell that Americans should be subjected to another 4 years of the blatant deception and carelessness that McCain and Bush represent.

5 Above Thu, Sep 25, 2008 - 8:46 pm

You are right on the money. McCain IS a fraud and now it is up to the American People to expose him. How stupid does he think we are? Or how stupid is he? If he really wanted to pick a woman why didn’t his dumb ass pick Condelezza Rice or even Hilary Clinton for that matter? She probably would have said yes as crooked as she is. But that’s another story? True indeed we should not be subjected to 4 more years of hell but it’s clearly in our hands the only ones to blame will be the American people if they are stupid enough to put that duo in the white house.