Sep 26 2008

Will Obama Run From Financial Bail Out Talks?

Published by at 7:40 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

We all know the Obamabots want Obama to go debate himself tonight in Mississippi if John McCain doesn’t show up. But Obamabots are not the American people, and there are poll indications McCain’s bold move is being cheered in the nation. One sign this is true is the fiscal conservatives are looking very comfortable in their challenges to those elements of the bailout which put too much power into one person’s hands without oversight.

I think if Obama wants to lose the election now, he should go ahead and leave DC before a deal is reached. I know that all the partisan finger pointing the Democrats did on TV last night just reminded America once again why we need to throw the bums out of DC. People ask where are the grown ups? They will be voting on November 4th and there will be hell to pay for getting the nation in this mess.

Byron York makes an interesting observation today on whether Obama will bolt:

I think Obama made a small but important concession when he decided to stay in Washington overnight instead of returning to Florida for more debate prep. By doing that, he seems to have admitted that he needs to be here to be a part of the deal-making at the Capitol. Once he has done that, what will be his reason for taking off to Mississippi tomorrow, if there is no breakthrough, or at least near-breakthrough, by then? McCain has quite successfully pulled Obama into this, so that Obama might now face as much risk leaving critical negotiations to go to the debate as McCain faces by skipping it.

I don’t know if Obama is that level headed or not. But if he retreats from the hard problem facing our nation, he might as well keep going.  He won’t be President and I doubt he will survive another Senate election if he runs from DC to the TV cameras in Mississippi.

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Will Obama Run From Financial Bail Out Talks?”

  1. browngreengold says:

    A quick housekeeping note.

    The debate is scheduled for Mississippi.

  2. Neo says:

    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.

    Clearly after yesterday’s meeting at the White House which Democrats to a man called a “waste of time,” Obama needs a better reason to be President.

    Obama was there at yesterday’s meeting at the White House, wasn’t he ? .. or does it matter which seat Mr. Obama is sitting in in order to activate the “magic” ?

  3. lurker9876 says:

    Drudge reports that if McCain does not show up, illegal contributions????

  4. lurker9876 says:

    The link at drudgerport about the illegal contributions leads to Newsweek.

    I do not want to read Newsweek.

  5. Neo says:

    The head of the commission of debates said that, by law, there will be no debate if McCain doesn’t show up.

    This doesn’t preclude Obama from making an appearance or such, but the commission will not be sponsoring anything that may otherwise be happening.

  6. clintsf says:


    Obama’s on the plane. On his way to Mississippi.

    Wouldn’t it be fun if a deal gets hammered together this afternoon, while McCain’s in D.C. and Obama isn’t?

  7. MerlinOS2 says:

    Mc on his way to Ms to play with The One.

    Schumer told Mc to get out of town, many are trying to remember if The One was there and just what he did.

    On the way out of DC The One camp issues edict that Mc was just doing a stunt.

    Meanwhile Apostles of the One Dodd,Durbin and Francis the talking mule still try to push the Dem reward us for causing this train wreck consolation prize.

  8. MarkN says:

    It would seem that McCain has to do something as the polls are turning against him. The problem he faces is that in the current crisis the public is back to anybody but a Republican mood.

  9. MerlinOS2 says:

    Some were suggesting a tech solution of Mc participating from DC via video conference…would have been a cool concept and all but too late to set it up.