Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Campaign and Debate Must Continue
By Allen Bacon
Editor, The Daily Bosco
Senator John McCain's heart is probably in the right place by wanting to suspend the campaign to help out on the US's biggest Economic disaster since the end of World War II. But it doesn't make it right.
There is no doubt Senators McCain and Obama need to be at the table along with their Vice President candidates as the discussions about how this Economic mess gets fixed proceeds. Afterall, one of these administrations is going to inherit this fiasco and they better hit the bricks running right now.
Suspending the campaign and the debates is a totally separate issue.
What does this say about John McCain that he can't multi-task? He can't work on the Economy in the day time and then work on something else like a debate in the evening?
This is the most important Presidential campaign in recent memory. The economy, as horrible as it is, is just one problem. The next President is going to have to work on Health Care problems, the War on Terror, the economy and a multitude of other problems...all in a days work.
McCain has made a tactical error. If he thinks he's getting points for working on the Economy while ignoring his campaign...it doesn't work that way. Barack Obama has come out looking like the stronger candidate here and cool under pressure. That's a way a President should act. That's the way you would expect somebody like McCain with all the years of experience to act. Not somebody nearly 30 years his junior.
If McCain wants to suspend the campaign...here's an idea. Let's just stop it right now and do the vote now. No debates. No campaign. We need a change now. We can't wait until January for this to happen.