(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.
Obama can lead his party and face the public at the same time. Get it? A leader does not need to baby sit.
The dems are behind Obama. McCain needs to get the republicans behind him. McCain is failing to lead his own friggen party in a time of crisis. McCain is being forced back because of his lack of leadership. lol
Now Bush and McCain are crying for Obama to help them with their own party. Fine.
Obama will go tomorrow and get it done for them.
Then Obama will be ready to face the public for Friday's debate.
In the mean time.... Mccain choked. You can't suspend life. You simply get it done with out acting like a drama queen.
If McCain and Obama are not able to attend the Presidential candidates debate Friday night, than Palin and Biden should do what VP's are meant to do; Stand in for the President in times of crisis.
Palin and Biden have an opportunity to prove themselves this week and show the nation who they are. Are these candidates ready to stand up and do their jobs?
Postponing the debate should not be an option, the nation needs forward momentum and leadership now!
MCCAN HAS NOTHING TO OFFER.......................................STOP
SCARED MONEY DOSEN'T WIN MONEY
YOUR DONE MCCAIN.
»McCain/Palin 08,of course.The Americans are NOT dumb. McCain& Palin will be the WINNERS,of course.
McDrama is such an egomaniac. If he's a no-show Ole Miss should have an economic symposium with econ profs and local experts with Sen. Obama. As the bill is IN COMMITTEE and <McDrama is not on the committee, he's just posturing. Bill isn't even ready for the floor debate yet.
He's only needed for his vote.
Very simply McCain must debate.
I think the reality is neither of the candidates want to spend a lot of time in this crappy state. Aside from the river for which the state is named–everything else pretty much sucks.
I've been there–I can see why McCain and Obama plus the VP's would want to stay away.
How come this was selected as one of the very few sites of Presidential and Vice Presidential debates anyway? How much did that cost?
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I THINK YOU ARE JEALOUS............THAT OBAMA AND MOST OF AMERICA ARE SMARTER THAN YOU.......IMAGINE THAT!!!
MCCAIN VOTERS = IDIOTS
what in gods name can mccain do in washington other then help the republicans put a bullet to congresses head well mississippi i think you should go blue this year at least senator obama has taken into consideration of all the money your state has spent and all of the work it has took Senator Mccain doesnt care!
The debates must go on. It's sad that to read that some posters haven't seen right through this political gimmick. McCain is once again a liar. I have seen his ad twice today and Sarah Palin was campaigning this morning. If Senator McCain was needed in Washington, he would have been there last weekend. He stayed in NY and didn't rush to Washington. He's pathetic and has lost my respect.
This is the most important event to hear the candidates talk without the usual answers we've heard thus far.
The debate should go on. McCain just wants voters to see him as the night in rusty armor who plans to save the day.
For those who say we need a leader like McCain we already have one, BUSH.
Mississippi it is time to come to the blue side.
McCains eye is beginning to twitch like Drefus from The Pink Panther.
I think he has a problem, and is trying to hide it.
He's seemed slower and a bit more daft as of late, I fear for his health, and the health of our country if Palin were to ever become POTUS.
Debates must go on, we need to see if he is still fit to serve.
Obama – Biden 08
McCain has not voted on 1 piece of legislation since April. My guess is Obama hasn't either. The fact is that John McCain is grandstanding while Obama is trying to unite this country. Again we have a divider not a uniter in John McCain being another George Bush. Our country is in a mess and we need an intelligent response to it.
McCain should suspend his campaign permanently. Lets see after he 'suspended' his campaign he cancelled Letterman and appeared on CBS News, his slime ads are still running, he spoke at the Clinton forum, his surrogates are still appearing on cable news shows. He has even lied about suspending his campaign! Another pathetic gimmick from someone that panics at the drop of a hat. This gentleman is not fit to be the leader of a boy scout group. Someone needs to take a long hard look at his health he is running around like a demented old man.
I am sure both candidates can discuss this topic during the debates. Seems like more stall tactics from the McCain side since neither he or his VP pick are ready to debate the real issues affecting the US. They would rather sit back, hide from the press, and continue their negative campaign attacks that hold no truths.
By the way, Pakistani President thought Palin was hot. That just goes to show how seriously she will be taken when she has to deal with the real leaders of foreign countries. Maybe Putin will go easy on her as well, if he finds her attractive.
– Obama/Biden 2008
I do agree that Bob Barr should be allowed to debate...whether or not McBush shows up. I would hope that anyone who doesn't support Obama does support Bob Barr.
Mc what is it going to be next time- Palin has a headache?
Mississippi – Go Blue then McCain will be there.
I'll be in Mississipi. If I listen to Obama alone, that'll be even better. I enjoy listening to smart people.
yes i agree and mccain should go back and debate
the debate needs to go on we have a right to know which one of the candidates has a plan and what they would like to see in the final bill
how knowlegable are they when it comes to the economy
which one can give us a clear direction and which one will answer the questions that are asked instead of putting there own spin on the question
I can't believe McCain is trying to buy time by delaying the debate. What next? Move the election to Christmas Eve? MS is still recovering from Katrina and put in a might effort to shine for the rest of America for this debate. Have some dignity McCain. We don't have 8 homes and numerous automobiles, but we do deserve to hear you answer our questions. Stop hiding behind your scripted press conferences and ads. Show some respect for your fellow Americans. We want answers. We want the debate on Friday!
Push this one back until the scheduled VP debate and push the VP debate back to an "unscheduled" time?
Hmm....anyone think McCain is trying to buy some time to prep more for his debate and to try to pump his running mate with some sort of world knowledge?
Obama supporters and the media is pushing this debate so bad because McCain might not be there.
What a joke. A debate while the other candidate is working in D.C. WHAT A JOKE against Obama. He's going to look like a complete idiot standing up there by himself while McCain is working on the economic plan.
Are you people really this stupid? Really?