Whether it was a political ploy or not, that is your decision to make about John McCain's decision to suspend his campaign. However, the absolute nonsense that the Democrats and Barack Obama are pulling right now are disgusting. (and that was putting it lightly.)
According to Joe Lieberman, Harry Reid stated yesterday that the Democrats were not going to go out on a limb and support this bailout only to have the Republicans and John McCain come out against it. Harry Reid told Lieberman that he needed John McCain to get this deal done. At about the same time, Henry Paulson called Phil Gramm, who was traveling with John McCain, and told him that he also needed John McCain to get the deal done.
Now today, after John McCain states that he has suspended his campaign, Harry Reid and the Democrats start shouting to the world that they don't need John McCain and that they have a deal already made. BULL! Even my Congressman, Jason Altmire, whom I never agree with, said that they did not have the votes to get this done. The Republican House was not on board with the deal regardless of what the Democrats were trying to portray to the public.
Why are Democrats in such a hurry to get this deal through? They were picketed by their own union supporters today. Senators and Congressman from BOTH parties have stated that they have received thousands of phone calls and emails from constituents stating that they are absolutely against this socialized bailout. The bottom line is they want to get something done........for the sake of saying that they got something done.
So, John McCain got phone calls saying he was needed by both Democrats and the Bush Administration. Did anyone call Barack Obama and say he was needed to seal the deal? Apparently not, because Barack Obama was still in Florida prepping for the debate that probably is not going to happen tomorrow night. Senator Obama, after stating that this was the most severe crisis our country has faced in decades, told America and Congress to call him if he could be of any help.
What else was the Obama campaign doing while John McCain was heading back to Washington? According to Fox News, the Obama campaign was out buying up the ad spots that McCain had pulled to suspend his campaign. Let me say this clearly, while John McCain suspends his campaign and heads to Washington to do what was ASKED of him, Barack Obama buys up ad spots on TV to hit McCain. Wow......if you don't think Barack Obama is playing politics right now............you have your head in the sand.
It's time to get smart......Republicans hold on to your principles it's going to be a bumpy ride, but socializing our financial market is NOT the answer!!