He said, He said;
McCain says they should suspend the debate this Friday eve. so that they can go and work on the economic crisis.
Obama says it is now more important than ever for America to hear from the candidates and judge their differences. And so, though he wants to work together this week/weekend in congress, His opinion is that the debate can and should still go on.
I want someone who can walk and chew gum at the same time. Hell yes, the debate should go on.
McCain is using this to hide his weakness on the economy and try to pivot this into "look how hard I am working during this crisis!"
Update: Comments from Nancy and Harry calling McCain's bluff.
"The debate should take place as scheduled," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with NPR to be broadcast this afternoon. "We have to be able to do a couple of things at once. That's what leadership requires."
Leaders in the Senate were also quick to call McCain out for what they viewed as a political stunt, one that actually could impair rather than help pass a bailout package's passage.
"I understand that the candidates are putting together a joint statement at Senator Obama's suggestion," said Sen. Harry Reid. "But it would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation's economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op."
(cross posted from FightingLiberals)