Obama Rejects McCain's Call to Postpone Debate, Bush to Address Nation

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With the economy becoming the most important issue for American voters, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama are focusing on the crisis.

McCain has announced he's suspending his campaign and returning to Washington DC and has asked Obama to reschedule their first presidential debate, slated for Friday.

The MaHaBlog writes, "Anyway, this move is –

1. A maneuver to demonstrate McCain’s “leadership” and make him seem more “presidential”; or
2. A signal either he or his campaign are cracking up.


While Amanda Carpenter at Townhall.com says "How Long...Until McCain says 'I'd rather lose an election than go into a recession' ?"

Obama disagrees with McCain on postponing the debate

"It's my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person will be the next president," Obama said in Clearwater, Florida. "It is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once. It's more important than ever to present ourselves to the American people."

The McCain campaign has indicated their candidate may not attend the debate regardless if bailout deal is not reached, but the University of Mississippi says it's going ahead with preparations for the event.

There is also late word tonight of the possible postponement of the Vice Presidential debate scheduled for next week.

Erin Kotecki Vest also blogs at Queen of Spain blog

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