Those of you who have been around here much know that when I get really pissed about something, I can’t blog much. So that’s where I am now and why it’s been pretty quiet around here today. I’m completely spun up about this McCain-deciding-not-to-debate thing. I know I wrote about this yesterday, but I think it bears some more attention. I will say it again: McCain’s move is the equivalent of calling in question someone’s patriotism because they don’t wear a flag pin. Saying, as McCain did, that, “We must show (the) kind of patriotism now” that we did after 9/11 as an excuse to cancel the debates is nothing more than hiding behind the flag for political gain. And he should be ashamed.
Obama’s response, essentially that this is exactly the time when people should be hearing how the next President would handle this crisis, is, by any measure, more sane. McCain has shown an alarming tendency recently to go completely off his rocker. Calling Putin the President of Germany, calling for the resignation of the Chairman of the FEC, and dissing Spain are just three examples. Let’s not even go into Palin territory. And now the man who essentially demanded that Obama share the stage with him at Town Hall meetings is running away from sharing the stage with Obama at a debate. Huh.
I love what Robert Gibbs of the Obama campaign had to say:
My sense is there’s going to be a stage, a moderator, an audience and at least one presidential candidate.
Maybe Obama will do a Town Hall, after all.