When I first heard of Senator McCain’s decision yesterday to suspend his campaign, and his request to postpone Friday night’s debate with Barack Obama, I found it a bit curious. Here we are, 40 days out from the election, with multiple presidential debates and the vice-presidential debate all compressed into such a short time span, and one of the candidates wants to return to Washington and be an integral part of a solution to the economic mess.
Even more curious is that this is the same presidential candidate who only a few days ago said that the fundamentals of the economy were strong. Now he says if legislation is not passed quickly to deal with this crisis, the country faces another Great Depression. What a difference a few days makes.
Then I read a statement from McCain surrogate Lindsey Graham and I saw the Sarah Palin interview with Katie Couric. Now it all makes sense.
Sen. Graham told CNN that the McCain campaign is proposing that the presidential debate be rescheduled for October 2nd. Just by coincidence, that happens to be the date selected for the vice-presidential debate. Rescheduling of the VP debate was not mentioned. I suspect that is because of this:
After watching that performance, I fully understand why the McCain campaign has been diligently shielding Gov. Palin from the press, and why they would like nothing better than to see the VP debate not rescheduled, but cancelled.
I particularly liked the question about some examples of Sen. McCain’s attempts to reform Wall Street during his 26 years in Washington. Governor Palin’s response of “I’ll try to find you some, and I’ll bring them to you”, was reminiscent of Senator McCain’s answer to how many homes he owned, “I’ll have to get back to you on that.”
Talk about two peas in a pod, here they are, clueless and cluelesser.