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    OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) -- University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert Khayat said Friday morning that if GOP nominee McCain does not show for the first presidential debate at the school in Oxford, the format may include members of the audience to submit questions to the moderator, Jim Lehrer.

    Lehrer would then pose the questions to Obama. It would take on a kind of town hall format, according to Khayat.

    Khayat said he will recommend that to the Debate Commission, which would make the final decision.
    The debate was to focus on foreign policy and national security, but the economic crisis is likely to be a dominant issue as well.

    Whether McCain intends to participate is up in the air, but Democratic opponent Barack Obama said it's still on as far as he's concerned. Obama will fly to Oxford on Friday, according to his campaign.

    On Thursday, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said he expects both candidates to attend Friday night's debate, even though McCain has said he'll only go if Congress reaches a deal on the bailout.
    "I expect there to be a debate tomorrow night [Friday] and I look forward to it," Barbour told reporters at the University of Mississippi.

    Barbour said he had not been in direct contact with either of the candidates and he did not have any "inside information."
    Debate planners got a big surprise Wednesday when McCain called for postponing it. The university has invested millions of dollars preparing for it.
    McCain said he was suspending his campaign to focus on the $700 billion bailout proposal. His campaign said he would attend the debate if Congress passes legislation by Friday morning.

    Plan B proposed for Mississippi debate - CNN.com

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    How ironic that Obama would agree to a townhall without McCain there, yet refused the 10 townhalls McCain proposed.

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    I don't think it's ironic at all, IMO. They have a prior agreement to debate for this date and this time, and Obama has said that he'll be there regardless. It's not something extra or additional he's put into his schedule. If McCain isn't there, it necessarily has to take on a different format.

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    The ironic part is that McCain is suddenly concerned about the economy.

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    It says it will take on a "townhall format," not be a townhall debate.

    And anyway, townhall debates are not even in the same LEAGUE as a PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE that people have been waiting for, for weeks now.

    Way to disappoint the American public, Mccain, before the elections even start.

    People have a RIGHT to know why they both candidates believe they are the better candidate and by stalling it, it makes him look like a fucking narcissistic asshole.

    Quote Originally Posted by Belindagogo View Post
    The ironic part is that McCain is suddenly concerned about the economy.
    It's funny, right?
    Just last week he stated the "fundamentals of our economy are strong."

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    What's ironic is McCain claiming to care about the economy, but clearly not giving a care to the $5.5 million donated by many hard-working Mississippians to help bring the debate to Oxford. So much for caring about the little people.

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    I am from Mississippi. This state does not have money to throw out. For McCain to tap dance over all of us, as well as this proud state trying to get ahead, is insulting. For the sake of bailing out Wall Street and catching falling golden parachutes.
    Yes,the economic picture is bleak,but he has had what-35 years-to work on that.
    He knows these debates help people decide fairly on candidates. He knows the election is 40 days off. He knows running for President of the United States IS a job. First prioity,with the election close at hand. All of a sudden he decides he is the only one needed in Washington ,with a full congress? Please! I hope this goes down as the biggest presidential candidate screw up in history and for all time.
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    How is it that one mentally feeble old dude, who thinks he's
    still qualified to run for office, can derail the normal chain of
    events and people actually listen to him???!!! Are there no
    rules set as to how the entire process of election, from
    campaign length, ad rules, donation rules AND debate terms
    should go, EACH AND EVERY ELECTION? WTF????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belindagogo View Post
    The ironic part is that McCain is suddenly concerned about the economy.
    And no irony that Obama is crying about himself instead of putting this country first.

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    how is he crying about himself? He's the one that wants to talk about the economy and Mctard is the one, along with his rethug tard friends, who are trying to push even LESS regulation for this bailout and no limits on CEO compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    And no irony that Obama is crying about himself instead of putting this country first.
    Did you read the article about Obama being in touch with Paulson discussing the economic crisis- he has for weeks. McCain didnt even bother reading the Paulson proposal until wednesday- He's stalling the debate and grandstanding because he is tanking in the polls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    And no irony that Obama is crying about himself instead of putting this country first.
    Obama's been in touch with Paulson. Can't say the same for McCain.
    Last edited by Belinda; September 26th, 2008 at 10:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    How ironic that Obama would agree to a townhall without McCain there, yet refused the 10 townhalls McCain proposed.
    Because there was no neutral party involved. That's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    And no irony that Obama is crying about himself instead of putting this country first.
    How is Obama crying about himself? McCain backed out. The presidential debates are the equivalent of job interviews. What happens when a potential hire blows one off? Who would have accepted an offer for a debate loaded with bias parties conducting it? Again, McCain was trying to be shady and stack the chips in his favor.

    Of course, when he can't control the environment, McCain tries to wriggle off the hook. Be a man. Show up. Stand on your own two feet. If he has nothing to hide and isn't scared to face the very nation he wants to be in charge off, he can take several hours out of his busy schedule to attend the debate.

    Why is it that the McCain supporters are closing their eyes to the walking contradiction which is McCain. He is bailing on his job interview to participate in helping an economy he stated just days ago was strong? If the economy is strong, no one needs his feeble, incoherent input, meaning he has no viable excuse to not show up. If the economy is in such a shambles every politician needs to work right now and throw every other commitment to the backburner, he lied and he didn't know what the hell he was talking about.

    Either way, McCain backed himself into a corner.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ana-mish-ana View Post
    Did you read the article about Obama being in touch with Paulson discussing the economic crisis- he has for weeks. McCain didnt even bother reading the Paulson proposal until wednesday- He's stalling the debate and grandstanding because he is tanking in the polls.
    Is that like the, 'if you need me, call me' comment? How is that being a leader? BTW, Bush called him, and he came.

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