McCain Will Do the Network News, But Not a Debate?
by Jonathan Singer, Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 02:53:08 PM EDT
Color me confused. John McCain is apparently so embroiled in negotiations that he can't participate in tomorrow night's debate, but he's not so busy that he can't appear on all three network news programs tonight?
John McCain will appear on all three network newscasts tonight, a top aide said.
McCain is at the White House meeting with President Bush, Barack Obama and congressional leaders now and will tape interviews with NBC, ABC and CBS after the West Wing session.
McCain also appeared in a taped interview last night with Katie Couric on CBS.
I have been watching some cable news this afternoon, and although a few (Debbie Wasserman Schultz comes to mind) have articulated that John McCain's "suspension" of his campaign is no suspension at all, that it is a purely political ploy that is not backed up in reality, there hasn't been a whole lot of talk about this. But with McCain clearly violating his sham "suspension" by going on all of the network news programs tonight, can anyone seriously give credence to his threats to unilaterally withdraw from the first presidential debate tomorrow night?