Thursday, September 25, 2008
The presidential caucuses, primaries, and general election have taught us many things, but most importantly, it has taught us not to sit down at the poker table with John S. McCain. In June, McCain saw his chip lead dwindle to the extent that the other players at the table ignored him, heck some even let him double up a few times.
Through a series of gambles and gut checks McCain found his way. His intuition is uncanny, and his refusal to accept defeat is legendary. McCain’s move yesterday to suspend his campaign is a huge gamble; it’s yet another “Degree all in Moment” for McCain's campaign.
I’ll be really honest with you; I’m worried about the decision. Moves like these are usually made when your back is against the wall, and asking that Friday’s debate be postponed will be seen as a sign of weakness by some. On the other hand, if McCain is able to broker a compromise he stands to make gain a lot. I just don’t think that Senate Dems are going to be willing to sign on to anything McCain proposes.
In regards to the debate I think McCain needs to attend. If he is able to be in DC pounding out a bail out compromise, and then fly to Mississippi and pound Obama in the debate on foreign policy, McCain will come out looking good.
I’ve learned not to doubt John McCain, I’m just nervous that his luck may run out before November.
What say you? Do you think McCain made the right move to suspend his campaign to focus on the bailout compromise?
Posted by Krusty at Thursday, September 25, 2008