Can’t Keep Running Awaaaaay

Barack Obama rejected John McCain’s call on Wednesday to postpone a debate between the two on Friday, saying Americans wanted to hear what their future leader had to say on the crisis and that a president should be able to multi-task.

McCain announced that he would “suspend” his campaign, pull television advertising, halt fund-raising and return to Washington on Thursday to try to help negotiations for a bail-out plan for Wall Street.

You don’t suspend your campaign. This doesn’t smell right. This isn’t the way a tested hero behaves. I think someone’s putting something in his metamucil. He can’t run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she? What are you going to do if you’re elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We’ve got a guy like that now!”  –David Letterman on McCain canceling the debate