Why Isn't McCain Debating Again?
by Josh Orton, Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 06:23:33 AM EDT
John McCain's justifications for postponing Friday's debate seem to be slipping away.
First, contrary to previous assumption, Friday's debate will include questions about the economy:
A senior Obama adviser says that the CPD has told both campaigns that there will be questions about the economic crisis during Friday's debate.
They were told this last week...
And while McCain seems to insist that the bailout package would fail spectacularly without him, the reports contradict him:
Deal close on $700 billion financial bailout plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is bringing presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain into negotiations on a $700 billion rescue of Wall Street as Democrats and Republicans near agreement on a bailout plan with more protections for taxpayers and new help for distressed homeowners.
Senior lawmakers and Bush administration officials have cleared away key obstacles to a deal on the unprecedented rescue, agreeing to include widely supported limits on pay packages for executives whose companies benefit.
After today's photo-op at the White House, what function, exactly, is McCain planning to play in the negotiations?