Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Accept the Challenge or Debate an Empty Chair - Pat McPherson
John McCain has suspended his campaign and asked to reschedule the first (Friday night) presidential debate. He has asked Barack Obama to join him, the congress and the president in resolving the financial crisis facing our country.
From my standpoint, this was not only appropriate but a stroke of genius by McCain who now puts the economic well-being of the country before his election.
It will be interesting to see how Barack Obama responds. Does he accept John McCain's invitation and in so doing, give McCain credence for the decision, or does he, abetted by Jim Leher and debate commission debate an empty chair while Rome is burning?
Perhaps McCain has turned lemons into lemonade.