Sep 26 2008
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. Â 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.