September 25th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Mississippi Gov. says debate plans going forward

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour discusses Friday's debate.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour discusses Friday's debate.

(CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour told reporters Thursday preparations for Friday's debate are going forward as planned.

“I expect there to be a debate tomorrow night and I look forward to it," he said.

John McCain has suggested pushing back the debate if an agreement on the economic bailout has not been reached by Friday morning. Barack Obama has said the debate should occur regardless of whether the bill is passed by that time.

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  1. Sandra Florida will vote RED

    The only debate Obama can win is one where the opponent is too busy working to show up.

    LOL..No wonder Obama is pushing this so hard! What a joke.

    btw, isn't Biden a senator...I can't really fathom what is more important right now than to be involved in this economic crisis....but it seems that doing stump speeches is for the Obama camp.

    Why don't they just turn on a tape recorder, they haven't changed this speech in 18 months.

    September 25, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. Michael, watching from Canada

    Can you imagine if the President of a large corporation decided to suspend all operations of the corporation in order to focus all his efforts with the financial department to make sure that a resolution to a major financial crisis is obtained?

    And oh, by the way, the President has no economics expertise!

    The real world requires smart leaders of large corporations to manage operations effectively AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE DEALING WITH CRISES!

    The world doesn't understand why there can't be a debate, but the world is not biased.....and can see through McCain's political theater!

    September 25, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  3. RER

    I have lost all respect for McCain. What a joke.
    Half a century of service is enough, hang it up McCain.

    September 25, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  4. clarence jonesville

    Some of the repub supporters are join at the hip with their repub leaders they have no clue as to get our country going in the right direction.Bush and Mccain help to get this country in the shape its in and you rerpub supporters are happy with mccain going back to washington to make a bigger mess,you all are as blind as a bat

    September 25, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  5. Thompson

    There is absolutely "NO" input McCain can interject and be of any benefit to the ongoing bailout negotiations. Remember, McCain admitted to his lack of experience in the area of the economy. SO WHAT DOES HE PLAN TO DO? DEBATE FOOL.....

    September 25, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. McShame

    More of the same from John McShame

    John McLame says, “I don’t know much about the economy, I still need to be educated”

    “It would be acceptable if we had to stay in Iraq for another 100 years.”

    We need to “bomb, bomb, and bomb Iran”

    “I have voted with Bush 90% of the time because he has been right 90% of the time”

    Sarah Failin says,

    “I have foreign policy experience because you can see Russia from Alaska and I went to Mexico on vacation once.”

    “I welcome any investigation into my past because I have nothing to hide, oh never mind I will not meet with any investigators for any reason ever.”

    She believes the Bush Doctrine is a “World View” hahaha

    She says she said “No Thanks” for the Bridge to nowhere when she was actually the one who got it approved

    She says we may have to go to war WITH RUSSIA

    She decreased her own responsibilities when she was the mayor of a town small enough to be run by a fifth grader

    YOU CAN”T HIDE FOREVER PALIN/ McShame!!!!!!!!!

    September 25, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  7. Brent

    I'm actually more frightened of McCain trying to influence the bailout proposals in Washington than I am of having him down in Mississippi where he can just stay out of the way.

    Sort of like when Bush goes down to Crawford to clear brush on the ranch: at least he can't screw up as much when he's away.

    September 25, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  8. Rick CT

    McCain is a brave hero. He's confronting the crisis directly, even at the possible expense of his presidential aspirations. Until pulled in by an invitation he couldn't refuse, Obama was ducking the heavy lifting. Some leadership???

    September 25, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  9. nclynn

    Maybe Sarah Palin can fill in for McCain since she claims to be "ready."

    September 25, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  10. George - Dallas TX

    Obama is right...again!

    The President of the United States needs to be the master of focus, principle and multi-tasking.

    Appears as the days go by..McCain is losing on all three fronts.

    The debates should go on

    September 25, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  11. Seriously

    Someone asked to see one accomplishment Obama has made in 12 years. Note that Palin has been talking about bringing transparency to DC and putting the checkbook online. Good idea.

    However, I'd like you to do a web search for "Google for Government". There's one.

    September 25, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Ryan

    Americans need debate more than anything for their future president. McCain plays politics first before country. McCain do you care about country first when you chose unknown, inexperience Sarah Palin to be VP? McCain, do you care about country first and drives 13 cars, 9 houses and keep on saying that the fundemental of our economy is strong- says Granpa McCain.

    September 25, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  13. Give me a break

    Obama with his "Give me a call if you need me" attitude is in effect admitting he is an ineffective Senator with nothing to contribute

    September 25, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  14. drkman

    "Once an adult, Twice a child." McCain is just an old man, who wants it his way.

    No way!
    No how!
    No McCain

    September 25, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  15. MS_for Obama

    More tricks from McCain Palin camp. Stop the gimmicks and come to Mississippi for the debate. OR are McCain advisors afraid of McCain appearing confused, dis-oriented, and sweating as he debates Obama. Rove is looking at the Kennedy-Nixon debate and KNOWING that his candidate is about to tank he is releasing every dirty trick in the playbook. HEY BUSH! Add 5 million dollars to your bailout package to payback OleMiss for McCain's no show.

    September 25, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
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