(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.
Well it's nice that McCain is going to the senate for the first time in 6 months. Maybe he can get around to reading the 3-page bailout legislation which he has not yet read.
Meanwhile, Obama will be there and that's who people are interested in.
Fantastic, at least one candidate can walk and chew gum at the
This is such a bunch of BS.
McCains getting his butt kiked and look like he's ready for the
As for re-scheduling Palins debate, cancel it, she's a coward and
needs to go home and be a mother because she sure aint no
Barak Obama = Me first, country last
They've almost signed the agreement and mccain isn't even in washington yet. hahahaha. He is playing you republicans and your still blindly defending his madness. Do you really want someone this erratic in the White House?
I'm not electing a "one-task" president. If you can't handle ALL of the important decisions as President, then withdraw your name now.
This is the time when we NEED to see a debate, not postpone it! We need to hear their plans. It's obvious McCaine is just not ready, not because of the proposed bailout, but because being on Bush's coat tails is still hurting him. Go on with the debate!
So now a bailout agreement has been reached McCain can return from Washington just in time for the debate!!!!! I've got my popcorn ready!!!!! I can't wait for round one...ding!!!
Thank You!!! If McLame is a No-Show, Sen Obama can lay out his economic plan anyway- then there will be no distractions.
If McCain is running from the debate that is suppose to be his strong suite, then Barack has nothing to worry about. In addition, President Bush is implementing Obama's troop withdrawl plan. Now that Pakistan is proving to be more and more of a threat, yet again, Obama is right.
REPUBLICANS WHO ARE VOTING FOR OBAMA FOR OBVIOUS REASONS...YOU KNOW HE'S ACTUALLY QUALIFIED. OHHHHH
The reason Mccain doesnt want to debate is that the Mccain camp hasnt got the set of questions ready for them to ask, and Mccain hasnt got the answers in his head yet. The Mccain camp is to busy running the governers office in alaska. If you dont believe this Just go to anchorage daily news and you can read all about it. I still think the debate should go on with or without Mccain.
Wait a minute – isn't Barbour a Republican? It doesn't sound like he's on-board with McCain's campaign.
While McCain was busy grandstanding on his way to the Hill, the Reps and Dems have come to an agreement on the bailout. All this McCain drama was for no purpose. Wake up, folks, this unstable man cannot run this nation.
If Mccain does not show up for the debate that means he dropped out of the Presidental election.
Enough said - the reach potential deal already - so Debate is On.
Meet in you in the playground (McCain) at a quarter to four.
It sounds like McCain wants to be John Wayne McCain–ride in to Washington on a white horse, and save the economy. The man is delusional. He hasn't been in the senate for a vote since April, isn't on any of the committees working on the bailout plan, and hasn't been privy to any of the negotiations taking place in congress. Last week, he was against a bailout of any kind and now he wants to be the hero that pushes the plan through congress. Please....
I think that the his real motive is become clearer. He would like to postpone the presidential debate for a week and move the vice-presidential debate to a later time in order to give little Sarah more time to prep. Nice try John but it's not going to work.
Wow, what about the money the University of Mississippi put into holding the debate? That would be a shame for McCain to squander it. The country needs to hear this debate, needs a leader that can tackle more than one issue at once. I hate to say it, but it really does feel like some cheap trick to avoid debating Obama.
First it was town hall meeting and if he doesn't get his way he spreads lies about obama and cries when factchecks all prove him wrong, him AND palin, next if he doesn't get his way on this bailout he refuses to debate, unBELIEVABLE....what a sham...he thinks American's are that dumb that they will buy into this....what an insult.
For some old war hero, McCain sure is a scaredy cat.
Bush and Gore debated right after the U.S. Cole bombing in 2000...
Who made John McCain in charge of the debates in the first place? If he doesn't want to debate, then he needs to withdraw. Who do these people think they are? They've intimidated everyone they've come into contact with to get their way, especially the media, and frankly, I'm sick of it!
We NEED a debate NOW!
They have already announced they have come to a fundamental agreement without McCain or Obama.Proof that this was just a ploy by Bush and McCain to avoid the debate.Obama was right again.
MAMA FOR OBAMA,
THE PROBLEM IS OBAMA SHOULD NOT EVEN BE IN THIS ELECTION. IF IT WASN'T FOR THE YOUNG UNEXPERIENCED VOTERS AND THE MEDIA HILLARY WOULD BE THE DEMS CHOICE.
SO WAKE UP!!!!!!!!
Something tells me McCain will show up, it is just a ploy to disturb Obama by keep him guessing wether McCain will come or not.
McCain knows if he makes a no-show, he might lose this state as a retaliation.
What's new. It's all wag the dog with McCain. First he wants to cancel the Republican convention due to a hurricane. Now he wants to cancel the debate due to the stock market. Next he'll want to cancel the election due to traffic congestion on our nation's highways.