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September 24, 2008


David Holliday

Let Palin sit in.

Christopher Taylor

Probably nothing, but I did notice how Senate Majority Leader Reid said they needed both candidates back in Washington yesterday (before this announcement)and now suddenly says that neither are needed (after Senator Obama said he wouldn't be there).

jj mollo

This is McCain being McCain. I think it was probably sincere, but may well end up being a brilliant maneuver in hindsight. Obama is kind of stuck. If he goes along, he comes across as a follower. If he resists, he risks looking unconcerned about the welfare of the country. The idea of substituting Palin is pretty funny. That would be another lose/lose proposition for Obama to ponder.

McCain is losing a lot of ground due to the fact that the economy is becoming such a critical issue. People perceive him, and Republicans in general, as being too laissez faire and favoring the rich. Maybe McCain can change that by being part of a highly visible economic rescue effort.

Frank Warner

John McCain, May 25, 2006:

"For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–known as Government-sponsored entities or GSEs–and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market. OFHEO’s report this week does nothing to ease these concerns. In fact, the report does quite the contrary. OFHEO’s report solidifies my view that the GSEs need to be reformed without delay.

"I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.

"I urge my colleagues to support swift action on this GSE reform legislation."


I like both presidential candidates, but I don't like watching one get pounded for something he took the lead to avoid. I don't know why McCain can't get this message out, or why he can't (fairly) point out that Obama has collected more campaign contributions from Fannie Mae than all but one other senator.

KROFT: Why you? I mean, why do you think you would be a good president?

OBAMA: Well, I was going to get to that.

KROFT: Go ahead.

OBAMA: You know, I’m a, I’m a practical person. One of the things I’m good at is getting people in a room with a bunch of different ideas who sometimes violently disagree with each other and finding common ground and a sense of common direction. And that’s the kind of approach that I think prevents you from making some of the enormous mistakes that we’ve seen over the last eight years.

Isn't this exactly what John McCain is doing ?

So it now takes an invitation from the President to get Obama to join in the discussions .. LOL

Christopher Taylor

I don't know why McCain can't get this message out

Because the legacy media doesn't want that message out. Rather obvious, really.

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