UPDATE: See below:
McCain admits he can't multi-task.
This is a cynical move, and it's pretty evident what the motivation is.
McCain hasn't been in the Senate to vote since April, but now he feels his presence is needed during this financial crisis, even though the two sides are compromising and finding consensus without the two presidential candidates.
By suspending the campaigns and postponing the debate, McCain will slow Obama's momentum.
Nice ploy, but the American people can see through it.
Early polling shows that a majority of Americans say it is a political move, not putting country first.
If he were putting country first, he would have selected Joe Lieberman or Tom Ridge as his vp and not Sarah Palin, who's been hiding from the media for 25 days.
She's not only not ready for prime time, she's not ready for the vice presidency.
Barney Frank from the great blue state of Massachusetts had this to say:
“All of a sudden, now that we’re on the verge of making a deal, John McCain drops himself in to make a deal," Frank said. "I really worry about this politicization of it."
"Frankly, we’re going to have to interrupt a negotiating session tomorrow between the Democrats and Republicans on a bill, where I think we’re getting pretty close, and troop down to the White House for their photo-op, and then come back and get on to it," Frank said.
“We’re trying to rescue the economy, not the McCain campaign,” he added.
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS BETTER FOR THE ECONOMY THAN REPUBLICAN ONES
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FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS.
FORBES: U.S. does better economically under Democrats than under Republicans
NATIONAL REVIEW: Why does the economy do better under Democratic presidents rather than Republican ones?
AND SURPRISE SURPRISE EVEN FOX BUSINESS AGREES!