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-UPDATE-

Take a trip to the store and stuff changes. The first AP article said, despite the title, that the suspension was Obama’s idea. However, the SFGate now is indicating that Obama wants to have the debate on Friday. See:

Obama rejects McCain’s call to delay debate

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

(09-24) 16:03 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) —

[The economic crisis and raw politics threatened to derail the first presidential debate as John McCain challenged Barack Obama to delay the Friday forum and join forces to help Washington fix the financial mess. Obama rebuffed his GOP rival, saying the next president needs to “deal with more than one thing at once.”…]

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/24/politics/p115829D17.DTL

I really can’t tell from this whose idea it was but, see this:

McCain campiagn asks to suspend debate to focus on economy

12:34 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Associated Press

Republican John McCain said Wednesday he is directing his staff to work with Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign and the presidential debate commission to delay Friday’s debate because of the economic crisis.

http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_092408_news_mccain_suspend_economy.aa867811.html

I don’t know about you, but a one person debate sounds more like a speech to me. How will this drama play out? I just heard from PocPuma that even Rendell thinks it a good idea to take care of business! And really, can you get any more snarky, then over the “deal with more than one thing at once” comment? They are both senators first after all! Interesting maneuvering going on.

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It was hard enough just to get through the Texas Two Step. Read Capitol Annex’s latest on the status of voting in IKE affected areas: (more…)

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