Let me start by saying I’m not voting for McCain or Obama, but I still have strong opinions about both of them. I think McCain’s announcement today that he’s suspending his campaign to deal with the financial crisis is absolutely ridiculous. Clearly this is a ploy to try to make himself look good. McCain’s trying to make himself appear as the candidate that really cares about the economy, when in actuality Obama has been talking about economic trouble for some time. McCain has been trying desperately to ignore the issue. This latest announcement is nothing more than political maneuvering by McCain to shift focus from away his previous positions; now in the future McCain can praise himself as the candidate who really cares about the American people.
McCain is considering postponing some of the presidential debates now too. I think it’s completely absurd to postpone the debates at Ole Miss University and Belmont University, both of whom have spent huge piles of cash in preparation for the debates that are supposed to be coming to their respective campuses. Perhaps the real issue is that McCain is scared to debate Obama. Since he appears to have no convictions about anything, will stoop to any level in dirty campaigning, outright lie about factual information, and fails to represent the ideology of the Republican party in any way, I guess it’s really not that surprising that he would pull a stunt like this.