McCain suspends campaign...exposes yellow underbelly.

#1
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the "historic" crisis facing the U.S. economy.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/24/campaign.wrap/index.html

Boy, oh boy.

What a wussy.

This whole Wallstreet thing is being used as a ruse to convince the world that McCain has a clue about the going ons of this world.
 
#2
Devil_Dog said:
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This whole Wallstreet thing is being used as a ruse to convince the world that McCain has a clue about the going ons of this world.
Yeah, 'cos Obama is so experienced, after all.
 
#3
:roll:
 
#4
I don't understand this. If McCain has to go back to Washington to save the US economy, why doesn't he just put up his vice president, Sarah Palin as his replacement in the debate?

Oh, hang on a minute. It's all beginning to make sense.
 
#5
i've nicked this from another forum as it describes almost exactly what i thought

"the crisis will take at least three months to be resolved. What happens if the crisis is as bad or worse come November? By suspending campaigning McCain has given Obama a hospital pass, if he reciprocates he loses the momentum he is building up, if he continues he will be ripped to shreds as being 'unpatriotic'.

Either Obama becomes a follower, or else looks like he is out of touch.

McCain has lost momentum and Obama has gained a healthy lead in the polls.
info on CBS/NY Times poll
 
#6
lill said:
McCain has lost momentum and Obama has gained a healthy lead in the polls.
info on CBS/NY Times poll
I've become resigned to the fact that our next Executive team are going to be the Duke and the Dauphin (read your Huck Finn...)

I think I'm going to buy gold.
 
#8
Not so fast Lill.

This whole "suspension" exposes Mccain for what he is: someone who can't chew gum and cross the street at the same time.

As president/head of state, you are expected to be able to handle more than one crisis at a time. The debate is only supposed to be two hours long and I, for one, do not believe the world will fall apart in that short period of time.

Unless McCain knows something we don't: that the US economy will disintegrate this Friday a few hours before the debate and he can be able to go in front of the American people and say, "I told you so," without looking like a total douche.
 
#9
it might be my cyncism, but this close to the election i can't help but see it as a political move.

i suppose he could ask Sara Palin to stand in for him.
 
#10
He could but she can't see Wall Street from her house.

Ask her about Russia, then that is a different story.
 
#11
Devil_Dog said:
Ask her about Russia, then that is a different story.
I'm confused. I thought you were anti-Palin, yet here you are saying that she has long-standing experience of international relations and foreign affairs, unlike BO.
 
#12
You missed the point.

The self-styled "hockey mom", who portrayed herself as a "pitbull in lipstick" during her party's national convention, took a tough line on national security and foreign policy in her discussion with Charles Gibson of ABC World News.
She said she supported Mr McCain's stance that the Russian invasion of Georgia was "unacceptable" and added that the US may have to go to war if it were repeated, in a comment likely to re-ignite debates over her readiness to step in as commander-in-chief.
Asked whether the US would have to fight Russia if it were to invade Georgia and the former soviet state had joined Nato, Mrs Palin said: "Perhaps so. And also said you know Charlie we can actually see Russia from certain areas here in Alaska.

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-84683

The only foreign policy experience Palin has is eating at a Chinese restaurant.
 
#14
Devil_Dog said:
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the "historic" crisis facing the U.S. economy.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/24/campaign.wrap/index.html

Boy, oh boy.

What a wussy.

This whole Wallstreet thing is being used as a ruse to convince the world that McCain has a clue about the going ons of this world.
McCain is a wussy? What does that make Obama who has steadfastly refused to debate McCain in a town hall meeting and is only doing the other debates because he has to.

Maybe McCain realises he doesn't need to campaign at the moment because Obamas half wit vice presidential candidate is winning the election for him?
 
#15
To suspend a whole campaign because of these happenings is uttery preposterous. McCain is as experinced in the economy as a fairly smart college student. Smart, but not ready to be president of the biggest economy in the world.
 
#16
Devil_Dog said:
To suspend a whole campaign because of these happenings is uttery preposterous. McCain is as experinced in the economy as a fairly smart college student. Smart, but not ready to be president of the biggest economy in the world.
Please enlighten me. McCain owns more houses than he can remember, and more cars than he can use, and he got these how? By being as good as a fairly smart college student?

And BO, as a nomark lawyer and politico who has never been associated with the formation of any laws has what great wealth of experience in economics. He probably doesn't even know if he is Keynsian or not.
 
#17
McCain married up. That is why he is so rich he can't understand why he has so many houses. Afterall, his wife needs some "quite time" away from him once in a while.

The McCains' marriage has mixed business and politics from the beginning, according to an expansive review by The Associated Press of thousands of pages of campaign, personal finance, real estate and property records nationwide. The paperwork chronicles the McCains' ascent from Arizona newlyweds to political power couple on the national stage.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/03/cindy-mccains-fortune-pro_n_94833.html
 
#19
BO, as you so delicately call him, never ran down an economy then asked for a 700 billion dollar handout.
 
#20
Devil_Dog said:
BO, as you so delicately call him, never ran down an economy then asked for a 700 billion dollar handout.
No, he just took massive donations from the people who ran down the economy, and then appointed them his chief financial advisors--after ONE of them had to decline a 25 million dollar bonus for his mismanagement of Fannie Mae last spring, or face criminal prosecution.

Doesn't matter to an operative of the party that invented criminal corruption.
 

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