Poltroon: n. a base coward
POW: Prisoner of war; John McCain’s favorite personal selling point, after “maverick”
“Cut and Run McCain”. Can you believe McCain’s latest Hail Mary BULLSHIT pass? He won’t debate Obama tomorrow night if the bailout plan isn’t in place.
What’s more, the campaign says, Sarah Palin won’t debate Oct. 2 either, if it’s not passed by then. (And what, pray tell, does Palin have to do with this bill??)
What is this? Extortion? Spoiled bratism? Taking his marbles and going home? Grandiose sense of his own importance? Or sheer panic at his lack of preparation for the debates. Not to mention Palin’s… witness her abysmal performance with Katie Couric.
When McCain is helping to spend 700 billion of our TAXPAYER dollars, a prudent person with the citizens’ needs in mind would want careful deliberation. To make his debate appearance contingent on a bailout agreement (in 36 hours!) doesn’t say to me “Country First”; it says MY CAMPAIGN FIRST.
The move is narcissistic to the max. Clearly he’s desperate to derail the campaign. “Who gives a flying f___ if the bailout plan is a good one… I’ve got my multi-millionheiress Sugar Mama, 13 cars, 8 homes and 1 jet!”
This is not the first time McCain has cut and run, either. He did the same thing in 2000 when he backed out of a debate with GW Bush in California, where his poll numbers were in the tank.
Does this man have any respect for keeping his agreements? Not just with the American public who want to see these two candidates talk about the crucial issues of the day. I daresay can’t WAIT for this event. Plus the University of Mississippi has been working on and planning for this debate for a year, and I’m sure they’re not the only ones who’ll be negatively affected if this doesn’t happen as planned.