McCain Suspends Campaign, Obama Will be at Debates
Democratic Senator Barack Obama has stated that he wants the debates to continue, while Republican Senator John McCain announced the suspension of his campaign.
Less than a day after a New York Times article came out that showed Senator McCain's campaign manager had been accepting $15,000 a month from Freddie Mac, even though McCain stated that wasn't happening. Instead of calling for his resignation, or apologizing to the people he lied to (knowingly or not) McCain decided the best course of action was to suspend his entire presidential campaign.
This morning, Obama came out and said that whoever is president must learn to deal with more than one thing at a time, and this is the time when Americans need to hear from whoever will be president in 40 days.
"It's my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess," Obama said at a news conference in Clearwater, Fla. "It's going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once."
But McCain said they must focus on a bipartisan solution to the nation's financial woes as the Bush administration's $700 billion bailout proposal seemed headed for defeat. If not, McCain said ominously, credit will dry up, people will no longer be able to buy homes, life savings will be at stake and businesses will not have enough money to pay workers.
The story is this. The lobbying firm of Rick Davis, the manager, was being paid $15,000 a month by Freddie Mac until last month. That fact is a direct contradiction of words McCain had spoken Sunday night. At that time, responding to a Times story being prepared for Monday's paper revealing that Davis had been the head of a lobbying consortium led by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae until 2005, McCain said Davis had done no further work for either mortgage giant.
Someone's lying – either Davis to McCain, or McCain to the public. I trust you see the problem here.