At the risk of looking like an idiot John McCain, at least I think, cannot attend the debate tomorrow.
Now that he has taken this stance, and been viewed by the majority as politically posturing, he has to ride it out. Therefore, I'm guessing, there will be no debate; McCain is now forced to keep pushing this "our duty is to be in Washington" thing for a while. Until at least there's another debate.
McCain has maintained that until there's a consensus on the economic plan the candidates should be doing their jobs. It's nonsense. The guy just has no exit strategy for this except to ride it out, so he'll do that.
As I've stated earlier, there's no need for him to be in Washington for this at all. He's not on the Senate Finance Committee, and the fewer people in the Senate dealing with this, the better. I am not suggesting we don't want checks on this plan, but I think we'd all be better served to have a committee representing the parties, rather than the entire chamber bogging it down. Senators should have faith in their own members to make the right call on behalf of the rest of them, hence why they sit on said committee in the first place. Plus, Senator Joseph Biden is on the committee, and could represent Obama, etc, and Republican Senator John Kyl of Arizona sits as well, so he is seemingly the more necessary member from McCain's state.
Yesterday around 8:30 AM Obama called McCain suggesting the two release a joint statement on the economic crisis. McCain did not take the call.
At 2:30 PM McCain called Obama back and they discussed the situation. McCain suggesting they postpone the campaign and Obama said they should release a joint statement.
2:45 PM McCain's team announces to the press they have a major statement to make: suspend the campaign.
Obama offered a hand in an effort to be bipartisan, and McCain did everything but take it.
The guy has no class.