Here is video of Barack Obama’s press availability in Clearwater, Florida today. He discusses the economic challenges facing the United States as well as John McCain’s attempt to back out of Friday night’s presidential debate (see previous post)…
The Commission on Presidential Debates issued this statement earlier today:
“The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is moving forward with its plan for the first presidential debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. this Friday, Sept. 26. The plans for this forum have been underway for more than a year and a half. The CPD’s mission is to provide a forum in which the American public has an opportunity to hear the leading candidates for the president of the United States debate the critical issues facing the nation. We believe the public will be well served by having all of the debates go forward as scheduled.”
UPDATE: Senator McCain was, as previously mentioned on this blog, scheduled to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman this evening. He canceled that appearance so he could race back to Washington to deal with our current economic situation (though he did make time along the way to stop off for an interview with Katy Couric). Here is how Mr. Letterman filled the time (Spoiler alert: Do not watch this video if you are planning on watching the Letterman show later tonight):
Truth be known, John McCain’s campaign is collapsing around him. It started to implode on the day the Republican power machine made him select Sarah Palin as his running mate. This election, my friends, is, for all practical purposes, over and done with. I’m actually afraid to go to sleep for fear that I will miss Johnny’s concession speech.
P.S. Somewhat off topic but still related… Laura Bush said today that she thinks Sarah Palin is being treated unfairly because she is a woman. She also said that is to be expected. In what way is Sarah Palin being treated unfairly? Why is that to be expected? And, perhaps even more importantly, why should she be treated any differently than any other candidate for high national office? This woman wants to be our vice president, for heavens’ sake… one unhealthy 72-year-old heartbeat away from being our president! Should she really be receiving special treatment? If so, why?
This whole thing would be downright laughable if it weren’t so damned sad.
P.P.S. I hear George W. Bush gave a speech tonight?