Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain called for his rival Barack Obama to join him in suspending their campaigns, postponing Friday's debate, and work together to deal with the financial crisis.
McCain, speaking at former President Clinton's Global Initiative session in New York, said he would put politics aside and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems.
Sen. Barack Obama agreed with Sen. McCain about dealing with the financial crisis but rejected his call for postponing the debate. In a press conference today, Sen. Obama said "I think it is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once. I don't see why we can't be constructive in helping with this problem."
McCain insists he will not attend the debate if no agreement is reached on the bailout. He is also proposing that the VP debate be postponed indefinitely.
I hope Sen. Obama continues to demand the debate. A president has to be able to multi-task, to handle the problems of the the United States and the world. If McCain cannot handle this crisis and campaign how does he expect to handle the presidency.
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