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."