According to the Associated Press, John McCain has decided to suspend his campaign and skip Friday's first presidential debate.

Instead, McCain will go to Washington DC to urge Congress to pass the $700 billion economic bailout package. This morning, McCain called upon Sen. Barack Obama to do the same, saying, "It's time for both parties to come together to solve this problem."

But Obama rejected McCain's request saying he was continuing his campaign and will be at the debate on Friday. Obama appeared to mock McCain when he said a President should be able to do more than one thing at a time.

Referring to the economic crisis as "this mess," Obama said. "This is exactly the time the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess.

What I've told the leadership in Congress is that if I can be helpful, then I am prepared to be anywhere, anytime. What I think is important is that we don't suddenly infuse Capitol Hill with presidential politics."

The liberal media is referring to McCain's chess move as "brilliant."

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  • dave

    It sounds to me that he is stalling.

  • missnee

    Brilliant? No even close.

  • missdisrection

    Doofus! Thank you McCain for helping to put Obama one step closer in the White House!

  • Anna

    The liberal media is referring to McCain’s chess move as “brilliant.”
    This is taking advantage of opportunity. He wasn't ready for a "debate" beat down.

  • Abhor_

    They're cooking something up, i know they have something up their sleeve..I have a feeling martial law will be coming soon and Bush will try his hardest to remain in office.

  • Anna

    @ Abhor_ Says:

    They’re cooking something up, i know they have something up their sleeve..I have a feeling martial law will be coming soon and Bush will try his hardest to remain in office.
    You know they are cooking something. Bush wants to make sure his wallet remains fat because he does have to move out the White House.

    Sandra are you feeling the pinch at the pumps? Your working overtime tonight and we appreciate it.

  • Bird

    John McCain is someting else. I can't wait to see how his campaign turns this into something positive. That's going to take a great deal of creativity, but they've been pretty damn creative so far. He's slimey as hell.

  • Tasha

    He's stalling!

  • Anna

    @ Tasha Says:

    He’s stalling
    Like an old beat down Chevy Truck on a cold Winters day.

  • dblaq

    Is this like the political version of doctors excuse to get out of an exam?

  • dblaq

    He should have just said I got the bubble guts and can't attend because 2 weeks ago. He said that "the fundamentals of our economy is strong", so now all of sudden it is that bad that he put is "presidential campaign" on hold, so he can rescue the americans. Why doing this when the US economy is strong???????????????????? Everybody go find a republican and beat them in face with a baseball bat now!

  • Abhor_

    ^ YAY, Bush was even making claims that the economy isn't bad..thanks for proving that we are living in 2 different worlds...Mccain is full of shit, this is the same man that voted to keep minimum wage as low as possible when we all know that $5.25 is impossible for anyone to live off of..All of a sudden NOW you care about the economy?! I should believe you care about the economy when your wife wears dresses that costs more than the average american spends on their home?! BUT YOU'RE FOR THE PEOPLE?! GET THE FUCK venting is done! lol

  • carmelita79

    first of all, obama called mcSame first and suggested the meeting and then mcSame called back and said ok. but they can still have the debate. like a congressman said " does mcCain think congress will be working on this bill until 9pm?" come on with the negative spin on EVERYTHING!

  • Sharonda

    Aww McCain is scared, awwwww.How cute.Why can't he just address is during the debate?Which only means he don't have nothing.And this fool wants to bailout who?His executive friends?Ahhhhh shiggidy naw!Them Wall Street CEOS are paid and don't need shit!

    What so brilliant about what he did??? :? This was the same mofo that said OUR economy is doing exceptional.Oh now it's not?I can't take this, make up your mind fool.Damn.These Wall Street mofos are sooooooooooooo friggin greedy, I don't know if anybody has a real solution because I can't think of one because that bailout is just not a good idea.And what I don't get is why the news keep saying "before we go in a recession" when we already in one.There they go insulting someone's intellegence.

  • UrbanBeauty

    AMAZING! Everytime I see this old man, he is talking about how he's been asking Obama for a debate but Obama keeps declining. NOW is time for the actual debate and McCain isn't going to be there. WTF?!?!

  • Anna

    Not sure if I read this right. Was Bush to state that he wanted a "cap" on payouts to executives who have to leave a company. I only want to run a huge company for one day, run it down to the ground (or not) and walk away with a 10-15 million dollar bonus. Where can I sign up. Email me!


    What the hell is McCain going to say to make them "push" the bill faster? As Congress said, they want to make sure all loose ends are tied before handing over a blank check. He needs to cut the BS and attend the debate so America can watch Obama rip him apart.

  • Vegas Dice

    Pospone the debate until when, Johnny??

    Last week, he said our economy was stable.. Now today, he has to rush to DC? What a JOKE!

    The election is 41 days away.. Not to mention "early voting". There's NO TIME to postpone anything.

    He may as well "throw the towel" in.. WE GOT THIS, BABY!

    Our economy SUCKS, and so does McChicken!

    WE NEED CHANGE.. Obama 08!

  • ursmyle4me

    I half way thought in the back of my head that this was a pretty sly move, but if Obama had made that suggestion, they would have immediately called him a coward, and insist that he was trying to avoid the debate. McCain spent his whole life dodging reality and trying to use other peoples' power to get a head.

    I hope Obama wins...McCain raise your hands up....oh yeah, that's right.......YOU CANT.....

  • Coop


    liberal media????????????

    Are you kidding me????

  • dj_dceezy

    ALL IMMA SAY IS... Errybody posting on here better vote in November...

    "Our economy SUCKS, and so does McChicken!"
    JEEZ, u aint NEVA lied!

  • Sandra Rose

    Coop Says:


    liberal media????????????

    Are you kidding me????


    CNN is liberal, isn't it?

  • djeclazz

    McCain is scared & stalling!!!! He doesn't stand a chance debating against Obama. An Bush & the republicans know that!!!! Just compare both of there convention speeches!!!!

  • dblaq

    Put it this way. These politicians like McCain, Bush, etc and majority of the Republican party don't know that the majority of American's are suffering right now because they are NOT struggling. They have millions and millions in their bank account, their houses are paid for and probably have been so many moons ago. They will always have gas. So how would they know if the working class is suffering?

    Bush probably only sees the profits from the oil companies deposited in his bank account. They probably changed their mind after they ask some political advisor and they confirmed that the ecomonmy is bad.

    Obama is the only person that I believe has ties to what a regular family is going through. McCain and the his rich good ole boys NEVER struggled and don't what it is like

  • karaz

    This is pure, unadulterated, fcukery at it's finest people! I encourage everyone to get at least 5 more people registered to vote and encourage them to fully exercise their right to do so.

  • flyqtnva

    Yeah, i think they planned it, mccain and bush to make Obama look stupid. He still made a great point. YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO MORE THAN ONE THING AT A TIME. dOES THIS MEAN EVERYTIME MCCAIN HAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM HE WILL PUSH EVERYTHING ELSE TO THE SIDE

  • Lala11_7

    I find this move...HILARIOUS...especially since a week ago, your President and your beloved Senator McCain was telling the public that the econonmy was strong...hell, even McCain's financial advisor stated on TAPE that Americans were a bunch of "whiners" who need to suck it up and get out of their emotional depressed state...

    I won't even GET ON THE FACT that your beloved Senator McCain was PERSONALLY involved in one of the BIGGEST financial scandals that rocked the banking world to its very foundation back in the 80s (and quite frankly this b.s. is a indirect aspect of that situation)...

    So McCain can take that bully crud and get on with the be on...good, don't go to the debate...give Obama that WHOLE time period to state his case...

    I LOVES IT!!!