Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said McCain's move was "just weird."
Hah. Yeah, I guess he's going for the patriotic "country first" impression but he just comes across as an increasingly eccentric desperate old man. Still, erratic behavior in a major politician always keeps things interesting.
There may yet still be a debate if this bill gets passed on Friday, and most likely it will. Many key politicians seem to think this is the last chance to save an economic meltdown, and if this REALLY does need to be done this week to avoid disaster, Paulson and Bernanke will likely concede some on issues such as the lack of oversight in the current bill.
However, I now see that McCain wants to replace the VP debate next week with the presidential debate scheduled this week. While I really, really doubt this is the reason McCain is suspending the campaign, he is certainly trying to milk this as much to his advantage as he can.
Y'know, I'm not so sure that this is an entirely bad thing.
You know what this does? This gives us a chance to see which way he'll go, economically speaking. I don't find it to bve a coincidence that this suspension happens the day after a couple of conservative pundits bitched about the fact that neither McCain nor Obama had any plans to go back and vote in this issue, because they were too busy campaigning.
Personally, I think that the fundraising and commercials can continue with their VP candidates running the show, but both of them had better get their asses back to Washington and try to fix this in a way that they'll be proud to have their names associated with.
"If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning." Catherine Aird