Wednesday, September 24, 2008

John McCain Statesmanlike Suspends Campaign to help with the Bailout Negotiations (action of a true patriot)

John McCain in a statesmanlike move characteristic of the man has announced that he will suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday to return to Washington to help with bailout negotiations. He has also urged his opponent Barack Obama to do the same. It had become increasingly obvious that there was a groundswell of opposition in Congress to the bailout proposals. This opposition ranged across the political spectrum from left to right. Even moderates have extreme difficulty with the proposal.

Mr McCain also asked the Presidential Debate Commission to postpone Friday’s scheduled debate with Obama so that he could work on the financial crisis bailout plan now on Capitol Hill.

“America this week faces an historic crisis in our financial system. We must pass legislation to address this crisis. If we do not, credit will dry up, with devastating consequences for our economy. People will no longer be able to buy homes and their life savings will be at stake. Businesses will not have enough money to pay their employees. If we do not act, ever corner of our country will be impacted. We cannot allow this to happen,” McCain said.

The McCain approach is patriotic and visionary- the mark of a true leader. He has sacrificed his foreign policy advantage in the debate on Friday night. John McCain as a true patriot has put his country before his political interests. Obama must now follow his lead.

9 comments:

rainywalker said...

Its the longest "Hail Mary" pass in American history.

John Barry said...

Dont agree at all. If there is total meltdown the next president faces political disaster and a huge recession

Graycrow said...

Oh, lighten up.

Jeff said...

He also told David Letterman that he couldn't do his show because he had to rush back to Washington.. instead, he rushed over to CBS News headquarters to do an interview with Katie Couric. Hmm.. guess that was a better photo op. Sorry, I'm not buying the "statesman" bit. This is total political maneuver.

John Barry said...

McCain has always worked against the grain and put American interests first. He has never courted popularity.

Jeff said...

How, then, do you explain the radical shift in his views since he lost his first presidential run in 2000? It's true, McCain used to be a "maverick" but he realized that the republicans won't elect someone that works against them, so he gravitated against what he once stood for. Why? To court popularity.

John Barry said...

Obama consistently changes position-sometimes on a daily basis. What politician can survive without being in tune with public opinion?
McCain supported the surge when it was not popular to support it. That is leadership. He took a strong stand on pork barrel spending. In my view that is leadership.

Jeff said...

Of course John McCain supported the surge, George W. Bush supported the surge. John McCain wants to stay in Iraq for 1000 years.
Look, I'm not faulting him for changing opinions, but I'm talking about a radical shift in policy to the right.
Give me an example of how Obama has consistently changed position on a daily basis.

John Barry said...

See Youtube Obama Flip-Flops Twice The Same Day on Iraq