John McCain wants to delay the first debate, set for Friday night. On the news, popcorn futures were down sharply. Kidding.
Here's what McCain says:
“I am calling on the President to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself,” he said in New York Wednesday afternoon. “It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem.”
Obama thinks, just maybe, the public would be interested in what the candidates had to say:
In fact, aides to Mr. Obama said that he was inclined to go ahead with the debate, and was planning to explain his position during a late-afternoon news briefing in Florida. "There are serious global financial issues at stake and the American people deserve to hear how the next president will handle them," said one senior Obama adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Spot thinks Obama is right. He suggests that the candidates just have their veep choices attend a leadership meeting in Washington.
Is Sarah Palin up to that, Spotty?
That's the point, grasshopper.
(Photo from NYT)