September 24th, 2008
05:10 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama: Friday's debate should go on

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Obama said the debates should go on."]CLEARWATER, Florida (CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he wants Friday's scheduled presidential debate to go ahead, despite John McCain's call for a suspension of campaigning to deal with the faltering economy.

"It's my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess," Obama said.

He added, "I think that it is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once."

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
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  1. LCP

    True Obama – take credit for experience as a senator, getting paid as a senator but dont actually do any work in the senate. McCain put country first and is doing his job, as senator, while Obama puts Obama first and always. This after all will effect the next administration and everyone should be looking to who has taken the lead so far – it hasn't been Obama who has been waiting on "advisors" to tell him what to do and say first.
    The debate was not on the economy as much as Obama wants to turn it into that – it was about foreign affairs so do I think McCain wanted to skip a debate he clearly has the most experience on for "politics" – NO!

    September 24, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
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