September 26th, 2008
11:31 AM ET
12 years ago

McCain will attend debate

McCain will attend Friday's debate.

McCain will attend Friday's debate.

WASHINGTON (CNN ) - Republican presidential nominee John McCain has decided to travel to Mississippi to participate in Friday night's presidential debate with his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, McCain campaign staff said.

McCain said earlier this week he would not attend the debate if an agreement had not been reached on a $700 billion bailout plan for Wall Street.

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The campaign said the Republican presidential nominee believed that enough progress had been made for him to travel to Mississippi to participate in the debate, set for 9 p.m. ET at the University of Mississippi campus.

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  1. rena

    Wow, is there a conclusion to the bailout. This is only proof that this man is NOT ready to be President. He doesn't think first. He makes rash descision and then as to change those descsions -which just makes him look foolish!

    Same thing with the bailout- First he was against it, (rash descision) then for it, then against it,.,.. now no one knows where he stand.

    Same thing with the war... for it (rash descision)


    Let's face it... neither he nor Palin are ready to go anywhere near the White House.

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. McCain Invented the BlackBerry, Palin Invented the Manure Spreader

    Yes. My work is done here in Worshington. I screwed things up real good. Off to Mississippi!

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. Griff

    I havn't given up on this Guy, but i have sure given on CNN, You say your County is in Financial touble and yet you talk so stupid Mitt Roney is still part of tyhe Team All you do is Talk about Barack Obama,, He is going to be tyhe worst thing that has happened to the World if he is Elected in your Country.. You people must really be SICK..

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. Motown T

    Just like him to make a rash decision, then have to rethink it.
    He couldn't make a decent decision if his life depended on it!
    Unless it was to buy another house or car...

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  5. katiec

    He had no choice. For him to be a no show at the debate
    would have dug his grave.
    Course, think he has already done that with his
    irresponsible actions this last week.

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  6. Robertpetry

    Wow. I sure hope the quality of the CNN posters is not representative of the quality of the CNN readers/watchers. MSNBC here we come. What a pathetic bunch.

    Your opinions are so so harsh and blind. I hope you realize you represent about 5% of the population and 0% of the helpful, rational citizens.

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. Matt

    Very interesting to watch this all unfold. I am a first time follower of politics. Like many, I think I am very taken back by the childish behavior of the Republican Party to manipulate things in order to come off looking good. Its amazing to me that grown men and women are behaving this way.

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  8. independent analysis

    Obama = lets talk /debate the economic problems. Go Missisipi.

    McCain= lets solve the economic problems. Go Washington.

    September 26, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. Ed from Dallas

    Well, McCrazy gambled on the Americans falling for his stupidity. He thought we would all rally behind him and proclaim how he is country first and Obama is not.

    Problem with McCrazy is that he is in a time warp. This is not 2004. The press is not in his pocket like it was for Bush. And Obama is no John Kerry. He is way too smart for the whole GOP. He basically told McCrazy that if he cannot multi task, he has no business being POTUS.

    Now, let us see what his next stunt is. May be he will bring with him an ear piece like Bush did to cheat on the debate and claim he is following the proceedings in Congress.

    September 26, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  10. Mark

    AHH, Is that his final answer??- Republican in PA voting for Obama

    September 26, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  11. Jeremy

    ha ha...can you say "backfire"?!?

    September 26, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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