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....
McCain also urged that organizers of Friday's presidential debate at the University of Mississippi to postpone the event.
The Wall Street collapse began 10 days ago, but only now does McCain decide it is imperative that he “suspend” his campaign and postpone Friday’s debate. The truth of the matter is that McCain is getting his butt kicked in the polls and he doesn’t have a prayer of a chance of turning things around in a head-to-head debate on the issues with Obama.
So he is pulling this desperation stunt hoping it will distract people from all the other problems besetting his campaign, like the fact that his campaign manager is suddenly ensnared in a new scandal:
One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through last month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain’s campaign manager, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement.
The disclosure undercuts a remark by Mr. McCain on Sunday night that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had had no involvement with the company for the last several years.
Mr. Davis’s firm received the payments from the company, Freddie Mac, until it was taken over by the government this month...
$15,000 a month!!! For doing nothing!!??!!! What the heck is going on here?
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s pathetic attempts to bone up on her foreign policy knowledge by exchanging pleasantries with a handful of foreign leaders at the U.N. became a sad spectacle when her handlers refused to allow media more than 30 seconds at each photo-op and No Questions!!!
So let’s see, Palin is running scared from investigators in Alaska looking into her abuse of power scandal during her brief tenure as governor. And now McCain is running scared at the prospect of having to face Obama in a formal debate on foreign policy.
And the most amazing thing of all is that there are still people out there willing to vote for these people to lead our country for the next four years.
How deeply disturbing that is.