[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/24/art.debate.gi.jpg caption="Obama wants to press on with the debate."](CNN) - Barack Obama is 'inclined" to go ahead with the debate Friday night, campaign sources tell CNN.
McCain said Wednesday the debate should be postponed if the economic bailout has not passed congress by that time.
Obama is expected to make a statement around 4:30 p.m. ET.
The candidates can do nothing on Friday to stop the insanity in the economic market. They can have impact when in office, and we need to make the right choice. The debate absolutely should be held as scheduled. McCain is attempting to back out because he has run such a miserable campaign, made a horrible pick for a VP runningmate and doesn't want to look stupid on Friday.
YES! Good, Obama! Don't fall under McShame's pathetic, obvious traps! He's afraid and he knows that he's falling behind and this debate will fuel your momentum!
Please Debate. The country needs to see why Obama should be the President!
thank you, thank you, thank you.
don't let that loser tell you what to do nor dictate the direction you take your campaign.
Good for you Barack !
McCain needs to debate himself first anyway. Is he for the Bush tax cuts or against them? For off-shore drilling or against it? For ethics reform or against it? For deregulation or against it?
For straight talk or against it?
Let the debate begin. This election is part and parcel of cleaning up the financial mess the country and the world is in.
That's right BO...do let McRat run nothng. He is trying to study up on all issues...BIDEN slammed him goo today!!
So a few hours at the debate is gonna hamper McCain's attempt to "help" out with this crisis? Who are they fooling? It's called multi-tasking you imbecile!
Sorry McCain. With only 6 weeks left there's no where to hide.
Let's see how he can adapt now.....
They better get some debates in...while there's still a country.
See you on the bread line.......
Right! McCain wanted to pull another fast one on the American people, a gimmick that like he picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate. His campaign is going nowhere. After all, the Wall Street problem is not merely a crisis from random occurrence, but a systemic breakdown of government oversight. It is more than ever that it needs to hear what the candidates will say about how they will do if elected. A presidential debate cannot be delayed. Bring all the issues and solutions out in the debate, so that everyone can hear them and be able to make informed decision in November. I don’t think it is time to make deals in the backroom of the Congress.
Yes...I agree with the go ahead with the debate! the voters deserve to hear what these 2 men ...who are running for president have to say!...they don't have to discuss foreign policy...let them discuss the economy! But for goodness sake...the debate goes on!
McCain is running scared.
WE WANT A DEBATE!
WE WANT A DEBATE!
Thank you, Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now he is INCLINED.... this is the guy who hid all summer from the many requests McCain made for them to debate. What an EGO on this man.
I'm inclined to agree... The show must go on ! I think McAged should be exposed for the fraud that he is BEFORE the election.
The debate must go on! McCain is running scared!
The debate should not be postponed. We need to see how these 2 candidates behave and think under pressure. A president must be able to deal with more than one crisis at a time.
Dont let Mccain change the rules in mid-game!! He is scared of all of the new poll numbers and wants to do anything he can to change the debate and slow the bleeding!
McCain doesn't call the shots! The Debate is on! Alternatively, send Sarah to debate Obama!!! After all, doesn't the GOP believe she is more qualified for commander in chief than Obama!
Debate should be held. There is still a President in the White house and other party leaders who can handle this.
Stop running away from Issues McShame.
PALIN IS SEQUESTERED.
NOW McCAIN IS SEQUESTERED.
WAS IT INFLUENCE PEDDLING ALLEGATIONS YESTERDAY OR BIDEN'S SPEECH THAT SENT McCAIN UNDER HIS BLANKET! i'D LIKE TO HEAR ANSWERS FROM McCAIN.
McCain remeinds me more and more of Peter Sellers as "Chauncey Gardener" in the old movie.
I HOPE HE STICKS TO IT !
JOINED STATEMENT, DEBATE AND THEN THEY CAN MEET WITH CONGRESS ON SATURDAY MORNING 6 am !
yes sir we will not back down from the losers and hipocrites.