Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What? No Partisanship?

Senator McCain has announced that he'll suspend campaigning in order to focus on a response to the "economic crisis." He's asked Senator Obama to join him is setting aside politics in order to reach a clear consensus on how to resolve the meltdown. In making the announcement, Senator McCain said,

"We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved. I am confident that before the markets open on Monday we can achieve consensus on legislation that will stabilize our financial markets, protect taxpayers and homeowners, and earn the confidence of the American people. All we must do to achieve this is temporarily set politics aside, and I am committed to doing so."

IT'S ABOUT TIME! I wish more politicians would ditch the partisan wrangling and work at getting things done! Let's hope Senator Obama has the character to join Senator McCain, President Bush, and others from both parties in figuring out the best way to lead this Country, and Wall Street, away from the threat of economic panic. After all, didn't we elect them to lead?


In suspending his campaign, Senator McCain asked that Friday's debate be postponed. Well, it seems Senator Obama will not suspend his campaign, and doesn't want to delay the debate. It seems he thinks that anyone who wants to be President ought to be able to "multitask." He's missing the point. The point is that the presidential campaign is, by its nature, devisive and politicized. Senator McCain recognizes that a good solution to the "economic crisis" requires a consensus, not devisive politics as usual. I don't know why I'm surprised by Senator Obama's position. After all, his entire career in the Senate has been nothing but a run for the White House. I guess I shouldn't expect him to have the character to put the Nation's needs before his own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One reason we're in this financial mess is that we have been involved in fustercluck quicksand-with-an-undertow-type wars since Korea to the present. The monetary waste ALONE is incredible. Trillion$ down the drain.