Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Will McCain's Gutsy Move Pay Off?
Sen. John McCain shocked the political world today by announcing he was suspending his campaign to return to Washington to help pass emergency legislation to deal with the worst financial crisis facing the United States in the past century. He called on Sen. Obama to do the same and to delay Friday's scheduled presidential debate in Mississippi. Sen. Obama immediately rejected McCain's move. He said the debate is on and he has no intention of returning to Washington to work on the financial crisis unless his party's leaders ask for his help. Sen Harry Reid decided to play politics by saying McCain had nothing to offer to the process and that he should stay away. Reports that few Republicans are jumping aboard and supporting the pending plan to rescue our financial system indicates otherwise. The truth is that McCain's leadership is needed in the Senate right now; Obama's is not. McCain puts country first as usual. Obama puts his own political career first. Obama's "call me if you need" me attitude focuses attention on his complete irrelevance in getting anything done legislatively in the Senate. He's a non-entity on that front. He's spent the past four years campaigning for president instead of serving as junior senator for the state of Illinois. It's all about him. Take note America.