The Debate - If Obama Shows And McCain Doesn't???

Lets think about this for a second.......

If the commission goes forward with the debate, as they promised.

If Obama shows up at the debate, as he promised.

If McCain doesn't show up at the debate, as he as promised.

What happens?
The only thing i know for sure is McCain not showing up would be an unprecedented event.

My thoughts........

CPD will probably cancel
or
They go ahead and ask Obama all the questions.

The reactions to McCain's stunt after the debate or non-debate
i have no clue

Any thoughts or theories?

Tags: Debate, mccain, obama (all tags)

Comments

11 Comments

He will be there

McCain WILL Show....

Obama called his bluff.

There is NOTHING McCain can show that his schedule is so full of events to save the economy to justify this.

Hell, David Letterman tore him to shreds by cutting to him yaking with Kati Couric instead of being on his show.

by WashStateBlue 2008-09-25 07:07AM | 0 recs
You're right

But it's nice to dream about a one-man, mini Democratic Convention happening Friday night.

by BrighidG 2008-09-25 07:36AM | 0 recs
Re: You're right

Its problematic that the McCain camp thought this through BEFORE making the announcement.

Obama called in the morning they called back HOURS later.

If it was an obvious lose they wouldn't have made the move.

They think its a winner and the WHY they think its a winner isn't yet clear.

If for example they knew someone was going under on Monday then the loss on Friday would turn into a win on Monday as McCain was clearly taking this more "seriously" than Obama as seen by the public.

The interesting thing will be if John is at the debate on Friday or not.  If he is he likely lost unless the ploy was to magnify the debate significance.  If he isn't he likely knows something and may be holding aces.

At this point I see one campaign using interesting tactics and the other outside of voter enrollment not really being creative.

by dtaylor2 2008-09-25 04:37PM | 0 recs
Re: The Debate - If Obama Shows And McCain Doesn't

I'll bet McCain doesn't show, and is campaign will try to spin this so as to cancel all of the debates except for one (and they'll cite the 1980 election as precedent).

What should Obama do tomorrow?  Repeat the same comments he made yesterday.  Now is the time when Americans need to hear from their leaders, but John McCain refused to show up.

Don't think Obama would gain anything by doing some one man show.  This would also be seen as a stunt.  Obama's pitch at this point should be that he doesn't do stunts.  

by IncognitoErgoSum 2008-09-25 07:19AM | 0 recs
Re: The Debate - If Obama Shows And McCain Doesn't

I think you're wrong, i think if he gets the opportunity to answer questions to a ntional audience, he takes the one man show and runs with it...

by Dingaling 2008-09-25 07:21AM | 0 recs
Re: The Debate - If Obama Shows And McCain Doesn't

Hmmm, town hall meeting, not a bad idea!

by IncognitoErgoSum 2008-09-25 07:23AM | 0 recs
Re: The Debate - If Obama Shows

I say they bring in the SNL guy.

by Drummond 2008-09-25 07:30AM | 0 recs
It's easy.

Invite Bob Barr to take McCain's podium and represent the conservative viewpoint that McCain claims to espouse.

by Dracomicron 2008-09-25 07:34AM | 0 recs
Re: It's easy.

I hope they won't let Barr or Mckinney take McCains place..... they have nothing to lose everything to gain. they can say something highly unconventional and make Obama look unfavorable and take away a lot of focus off of Obama's message .... unlike McCain Barr does not have to worry about pulling in undecideds or independents  but on the flip side  Barr may sapp away alot of true conservatives that are not sold on McCain  and I think every vote not going McCains way is fine by me  

by wellinformed 2008-09-25 07:49AM | 0 recs
I'm not afraid of Barr or McKinney

Barr appeals to conservatives and isn't in the same league as Obama... in fact, he hates McCain more than he dislikes the prospect of an Obama administration.

I actually think a debate between Obama and Barr would be civil.

And McKinney?  Don't be silly.  Nobody takes McKinney seriously, not even the Green party that she represents.  I've been to an event with her supporters; they might have changed her name to "Not Obama" and still had the same effect.

by Dracomicron 2008-09-25 09:07AM | 0 recs
Let Palin go in his place!

Or have Palin and Biden debate!

I wonder why no one in McCain's campaign has suggested that yet. Hmm...

by BrighidG 2008-09-25 07:37AM | 0 recs

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