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robmandu's avatar

Would you suspend campaigning and postpone the debates right now?

Asked by robmandu (21247points) September 24th, 2008

Put yourself in either Obama’s or McCain’s shoes. Would you want to keep the debates scheduled (the first being this coming Friday)? Or would you rather be seen as re-focusing your efforts on the bailout and economy at large?

For the record, my opinion is that the current crises (plural) are exactly what we should be seeing debates about. I think we need to hear these guys talk about it head-to-head, in detail.

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lefteh's avatar

NO!
The people need to hear from both candidates about this issue, and they need to hear them dialogue about it.

Judi's avatar

Uh, No! We need to hear from the candidates more than ever right now

tinyfaery's avatar

If I was McCain I would. It’s a good move for him. Obama is going to trounce him.

Judi's avatar

I think were in sink today lefteh :-)

lefteh's avatar

Agreed…

robmandu's avatar

What are you two doing in the sink?

dalepetrie's avatar

It would be risky…the kind of thing you’d only consider if you were WAY behind and needed a game changer. Kind of like picking an unvetted, scandal ridden, inexperienced running mate because it will shore up your base.

lefteh's avatar

She meant we were N*SYNC. I get to be the gay one.

dalepetrie's avatar

lefteh,

I thought they were all gay. Well all but Justin. The rest just haven’t come out yet.

j/k

Judi's avatar

Hey! Isn’t he a kid? We were doing the dishes don’t ya know!

sundayBastard's avatar

Hell just let Mcain, Obama and Bush be the presidents at the same time. It will be like watching the 3 Stooges.

dalepetrie's avatar

sundayBastard -

Your comment above reminds me of this…

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/obama_clinton_mccain_join_forces

sundayBastard's avatar

ha haaaaaaaaaa! When I look at that pic. All I hear is the Benny Hill theme music..Ha haaaaaaa

sundayBastard's avatar

we are so F’d…....lol

dalepetrie's avatar

thought you’d like that!

augustlan's avatar

No. They should definitely have the debates! We need to hear what they would do differently.

sundayBastard's avatar

Apparently, my cynicism does a horrible job at hiding it’s self. LoL

SuperMouse's avatar

No, there is more of a need now than ever before. There are entirely too many HUGE issues we are facing for our next president to ignore.

I think McCain is acting like a coward. Please, please, please do not take that comment as me trying to take anything away from his war hero/PTO experience, I just happen to believe that this is a cowardly move disguised as concern. All he cares about is being elected president, he knows Obama will cream him in the debates and he is to afraid to face him. Pathetic.

Megan64's avatar

No…let’s talk, debate, discuss, get it all out. Chicken. Bawk bawk.

sundayBastard's avatar

Talk, debate and discuss? Do you want someone else to form a political view for you or do you wish to form one for someone else? A waste of polluted oxgen if you ask me.

Megan64's avatar

@Sundaybastard: No. I want to hear what they got.

sundayBastard's avatar

exactly, my point..

galileogirl's avatar

Maybe McCain thinks he is the Lone Ranger and by riding into Washington he will save us all. Remember his team includes economic advisor Phil Gramm, leading banking deregulator and later banking lobbyist, and campaign manager Rick Davis, whose lobbying firm has been being paid $30,000/mo for the last 5 years by Fanny Mae (influence peddling?). These guys are slick enough to pull a pig through a picket fence and McCain is clueless about their motivations.

What happened to McCain’s challenge of 10 debates. He hasn’t been in Washington for a Congressional vote in 6 months but now the scandals have reached critical mass so is he going to DC to shoot it out with the bad guys (his crew) or is he running for cover so he doesn’t have to explain his record and choices?

susanc's avatar

Barack said it: a president of the United States has to be able to do more than one thing
at a time.

The war hero thing isn’t holding up.

Bri_L's avatar

I am worried that if the undecided don’t start seeing for them selves the lack of substance behind the show the rep. put on in the speeches and ads, they may be swayed in a manner that carries on into the voting.

dalepetrie's avatar

They’re seeing it…it’s reflected in today’s polls (WaPo had Obama up 9 points). That’s why McCain is trying to weasel out of the debate.

galileogirl's avatar

We’ve managed to hold elections through wars and economic disasters before. Does anyone think a couple of hours tomorrow night spent on a debate will seriously delay legislation? On the contrary, precipieous action is likely to add to the problem. It’s important ti see who we are voting for

dalepetrie's avatar

Hey if we don’t see the clear difference between our choices at the debate, I think this little stunt shows us clearly the difference between how the two of them approach decisionmaking.

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