Friday, September 26, 2008

Obama to hold "townhall meeting" in lieu of debate if McCain is a no-show

Cool. Frankly, though, not cool enough.

Sadly the Republicans have mastered the art of selling shit as foie gras, and so can turn any political disaster into its opposite.

Far more importantly, this news ultimately perpetuates the electoral dog and pony show that keeps us from waking up to the real problems facing us, including but not limited to the Wall Street giveaway.

Barack Obama is committed to hosting a public, televised event Friday night in Mississippi even if John McCain does not show up, an official close to the Obama campaign tells the Huffington Post.

In McCain's absence, the Senator is willing to make the scheduled debate a townhall meeting, a one-on-one interview with NewsHour's Jim Lehrer, or the combination of the two, the official said.

Such a course of action could make life incredibly difficult for McCain, who has called for the suspension of the debate in light of the current economic crisis.

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