More Debate Madness
According to Hunter, CNN reports the McCain campaign is moving the debate to Oct. 2nd in St. Louis. That is the scheduled time and venue of the Biden-Palin debate. In case you're wondering, the Vice-Ppresidential debate would be moved back. No word on when the VP debate will be held.
These debates are planned months in advanced. McCain is now making up a new debate schedule. I don't want to hear that he can't vote on a bailout package and attend the first debate. I don't think McCain wants to debate.
The Obama campaign is being firm about being at the first debate.
“My sense is there will be a stage, there will be a moderator, there will be an audience and there will be at least one presidential candidate,” said Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, when asked whether Obama, if necessary, will participate in the debate alone.
McCain is in panic mode and the Obama people know it. McCain should just debate.
Dana Bash, CNN: I spoke with Senator Lindsey Graham, he is in the McCain campaign, he is negotiation — is trying to negotiate with the Obama campaign and the presidential debate commission. What they are saying, and what he is saying is that they are proposing to instead of having next Thursday the vice presidential debate in St. Louis, to make that the presidential debate and then to delay the VP debate to another time. That is what they are proposing, they understand very well that both the Obama campaign and the debate commission have no intention of delaying Friday’s debate, but both he and a senior advisor that if there is no bailout deal by Friday, McCain has no plan to go to debate.
Conservative bloggers are going to have a hard time explaining the McCain campaign accidently releasing the suspend campaign/delay debate talking points to the media. (Hit the image to see it in full size.) Anyone still doubt the McCain campaign is disorganized.