Folo's got some good chat going over how McCain's stunt is going Ole Miss (and Mississippi). I mean, our economy can't handle getting ready for a huge political party that doesn't show. I like how olemissreb put it:
This is a pretty stupid stunt. I'm not sure if it's because I live in Oxford and am personally insulted or because I really believe it's just generally stupid, but either way McCain is pretty much out for me as a candidate.
He was on thin ice when he said Cuomo should be in charge of the SEC, but this is asinine.
It will be wacky if this McCain idiocy is what turns Mississippi blue.
This one is good for comic relief, though.
This new state from the debate commission makes the point well:
Oxford, Miss., September 24, 2008 - "The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is moving forward with its plan for the first presidential debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. this Friday, September 26. The plans for this forum have been underway for more than a year and a half. The CPD's mission is to provide a forum in which the American public has an opportunity to hear the leading candidates for the president of the United States debate the critical issues facing the nation. We believe the public will be well served by having all of the debates go forward as scheduled."
So just because McCain gets cold feet at the last minute doesn't mean they're going to cancel (or postpone?) the whole damn thing.
I saw someone say they just want to postpone it until the night Palin is supposed to debate Biden. It's sad that I believe that is probably true.
Ben Smith at Politico:
The McCain campaign's new urgency about the financial crisis didn't entirely clear his schedule this morning.
My colleague Amie Parnes reports that he made it to his scheduled morning meeting with Lady Lynn de Rothschild, a Clinton backer who recently came out in support of him.
Right, then he turns right around around leaving the Lady and screws Ole Miss and this state, and everybody who has been working hard and spending money to get ready for this thing. I guess our economy here doesn't matter!?!
If the financial crisis is so urgent that he suspends his campaign and proposes postponing the debate so he can go to Washington Friday, why is he taking the time to speak to the Clinton Global Initiative on Thursday? Answer: another overt political ploy to try to gain a few Clinton supporters. It's so sad to see him turn into the pathetic political prostitute.