McCain Wants To Delay Debate With Obama; Obama Disagrees

Obama inclined to move ahead with debate Barack Obama wants to go on with Friday's scheduled presidential debate, despite John McCain's call for it to be postponed. Obama says it's "more important than ever" that he and McCain describe themselves to the American people.

McCain is suspending his campaign and wants Obama to do the same in order to work together to deal with the nation's financial problems. The move is an effort by the Republican to claim leadership on an issue that has been troublesome for his campaign.

Obama is moving ahead of McCain in the polls.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says the debate should go on because of the need for "leadership, not a campaign photo op."

The University of Mississippi is slated to host the debate. The school says it's going forward with its plans and expects it to take place.


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:40 PM
    I think it's safe to take this one down now.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 29, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    Yes, and the scary thing is some of them will vote. The follow the party like religion. Yet doing investigations into all that has been said about the debate, I actually saw and concluded what I have been posting here. Obama is just not ready for this office and I am Obama Snake Oil Co and I approve this message.
  • by @ @ on Sep 27, 2008 at 08:15 PM
    It is not Obama or McCain that worries me it is 99.9% of the people in America. After reading the comments on here I feel like I am living Iraq or Nazi Germany. We have no freedom of peach without being chastise by a bunch of idiots with little intelligence.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Sep 27, 2008 at 07:15 PM
    Yes obama 08 for community organizer, it was for you. I always look forward to hearing from you, so to speak, although you are usually somewhere over the left field fence. I do hope that you and the inexperienced young community organizer benefitted from the education that Sen McCain laid down for you last night. Hey, I have a pothole at the end of my driveway and a speed bump on my street that is too high. Do you think barack could organize my community to deal with these crises.
  • by Little Woman on Sep 27, 2008 at 06:27 PM
    No crying here, after being on here so much I don't care any more. :)
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Sep 27, 2008 at 05:48 PM
    LOL@Obama Snake Oil Co....when the debate was over last night I was disappointed with both candidates. I thought the debate lacked the gut punches I'm use to seeing. You won't see me cry, I'm not that emotional...but thanks for thinking about me! I'm sure you and I could have had a better debate.....but I bet you would be chicken too :) Did you cry last night, because McCain looked like he was about to have a meltdown?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 27, 2008 at 04:29 PM
    I think little woman and obama 08 should be crying for what their canidate did. he did not convince anyone he was a leader. He played like a little kid trying to defend himself all night. Yet you think he won? Spin is a horrible delusion by your party. Even Bill Clinton likes the two republicans as he has supported both in recent stories. Sorry you picked a liberal no one trusts, maybe in the next 12 years Hillary will run and win. This democrat was not impressed with Obama at all. OK, he ennunciates, sorry, no one is home. Follow you party loyal DOPES, maybe the party will come up with a chance in the future. For now, just a couple of losers that will not make it in an election. Obama, has no experience and Biden will crumble under Palins attack. Have a nice day!
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Sep 27, 2008 at 09:02 AM
    LOL@Tad....would that comment be for little ole me?...... :)
  • by Little Woman Location: victory on Sep 27, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    To Matt, You know what, I did not need the debate to convince ME I was both convinced and confident that WE would have fried McChicken last night. Where was Palin last night hiding as usual, I see Joe was there. What is SHE going when it is HER turn. I tell you she gives all women in this country a bad name. I for one wanted a intelligent woman to represent ME as President or VP "NOT A WOMAN WANNA BE"
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2008 at 04:36 AM
    You all better take a look at the polls McChicken lost his butt last night, WE all knew HE would. Hey people it do FEEL GOODDDDDDDDDD. AWE THE OLD GUY DID NEED TO WIN THIS ONE TOO LMAO
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