Another Hail-Mary Pass for McCain

Just what the heck is going on? Republican presidential contender John McCain threw a huge wrench into both the Presidential campaign and the delicate negotiations over the Treasury’s $700 billion financial rescue package on Wednesday afternoon, as he announced that he was suspending his campaign and called for a postponement of the scheduled debate this Friday with rival Barack Obama. Calling on Obama to join him in the national interest, he said in a brief news conference that conversations with lawmakers in Washington this morning have convinced him there is “no consensus” on legislation for a financial bail-out. In a bid to seize the initiative and bolster his image as a strong, bipartisan leader, McCain said he would head back to Washington to help with the negotiations.

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