Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain's Campaign Suspension on His Site

With his reckless and impulsive leadership qualities on full display Sen. John McCain promised yesterday to suspend his campaign and asked that the first debate with Sen. Barack Obama be postponed. The text of his speech was posted on his site:

Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative . . .

I am directing my campaign to work with the Obama campaign and the commission on presidential debates to delay Friday night's debate until we have taken action to address this crisis.

But if suspending means no longer running anti-Obama/Biden video ads on your web site, which I think it should, then the McCain suspension is bogus.

Check out this video on Obama/Biden and coal, to see the alleged suspension in action. Interested in dozens more TV and web ads from the maverick? Go here to view them all. It's not enough that he's supposedly taken his ads off TV, but they should also be removed from his site.

In this age of the web, I believe when a candidate says he or she is going to suspend their campaign, it should mean they will also put their web-posted video ads on hiatus.

Of course, the candidate would also post a statement fully explaining the suspension of the ads, and the larger campaign. But in the case of McCain and his staff, no such statement is on their site.

All I know about McCain's promised suspension are his few vague words from yesterday, with no details presented by his staff on the campaign's site. You will not find suspension specifics on his site. This makes it easier for him to escape being held truly accountable.

And what about more info on McCain's push to delay tomorrow night's debate with Obama? Is that delved into with attention to details? In a word, no:

What: Presidential Debate: September 26th in Oxford, MS
When: September 26, 2008 9:00 p.m. ET
Where: The University of Mississippi

Please watch John McCain debate Barack Obama in a Presidential Debate, focusing on Foreign Policy, on September 26th in Oxford, Mississippi . . .

Answer Format: The debate will be broken into nine, 9-minute segments. The moderator will introduce a topic and allow each candidate 2 minutes to comment. After these initial answers, the moderator will facilitate an open discussion of the topic for the remaining 5 minutes, ensuring that both candidates receive an equal amount of time to comment.

If what we've seen in the past four weeks from the McCain/Palin political train wreck (which I've been watching through my fingers covering my eyes), is any indication of how they and their team would run the White House, and gulp, the country for four years, then we're all in for a scary time if they win the election.

But you knew that already, right?

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