It already seemed a bad move when John McCain announced he was suspending his campaign for president so he could go to Washington DC to help. He also apparently made an agreement with Barack Obama to make a joint statement about the economic crisis, but McCain seemingly disregarded that agreement when he made his own statement, and then he also asked that the debate, scheduled for Friday, not be held. McCain was starting to look rattled and unsettled about his campaign.
But, McCain’s problems became worse when he stood up David Letterman, and seemingly lied to Letterman about the reasons he did it. While Letterman starts off with some complements for McCain, he turns a little caustic about the issue, especially when he finds that McCain is really preparing for an interview with Katie Couric. His jabs:
When he sees McCain and Couric on the monitor “He doesn’t seem to be racing to the airport, does he?…Hey, John, I got a question! You need a ride to the airport?”
He also went on to say “I’m more than a little disappointed by this behavior…. “ 'We’re suspending the campaign.' Suspending it because there’s an economic crisis, or because the poll numbers are sliding?……“You don’t suspend your campaign…Do you suspend your campaign? No, because that makes me think, well, you know, maybe there will be other things down the road –- if he’s in the White House, he might just suspend being president. I mean, we've got a guy like that now!”
I agree with David Letterman 100%. Yes, there is an economic crisis in this country. But John McCain should not be suspending his campaign because of it. Barack Obama had commented that president has to be able to multi-task. He is also correct. If John McCain can only do one thing at a time, then he is just not fit for the job of President of the United States. And John McCain showed his true colors by lying about why he had to miss the show. If he’ll lie about something like that, what else is he capable of lying about?
I am not sure who is in charge of the McCain campaign, but this has to be the most colossally idiotic move that a presidential campaign has ever made. He would be better off going on with the debate, and asking that they change the main topic from national security to the country’s economy. Of course, he doesn’t want that because he doesn’t understand the economy.
If John McCain doesn’t show up for the debate, I consider this a forfeiture of his candidacy, and the Republicans should just find someone else who CAN do more than one thing at a time to run for the job. John McCain’s crisis isn’t economic at all, it’s his failing campaign.
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