Thursday 25 September 2008

Election News: Debate Postponement?

Tomorrow (Friday 26th September) was supposed to be a landmark day in the election campaign: the University of Mississippi was to play host to the first Presidential Debate. As of now, that's no longer a certainty. In a(nother) surprise move, John McCain announced that he will be suspending his campaign so that he can return to Washington to help with the discussions surrounding the current financial crisis (in particular, the proposed $700 billion bail out). He also reached out to Obama to postpone tomorrow's debate. So far, Obama is rejecting that request: “Part of the president’s job is to deal with more than one thing at once. In my mind it’s more important than ever.” He is, however, following McCain's lead and heading to Washington. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these moves are receiving acres of coverage. Comment can be found in Salon, Slate, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

And finally: McCain also cancelled on David Letterman last night - and the results weren't pretty (via Edge of the American West):

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For those aware of their hip hop, the Smoking Section put it best: "Letterman Ethers McCain."