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John Mccain Suspends Campaign

Obama Responds To McCain's Debate Cancellation Proposal (Video)

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

Huffington Post's Rachel Weiner highlighted for us Obama's dead on impression of Marlon Brando. Now compare it to Obama's reaction to McCain's effort ...

Palin Suspends Vice Presidential Campaign: Rushes Back to Alaska to Keep an Eye on Russia

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

"Governor Palin believes that geography is more important than politics," said McCain campaign spokesman, Tucker Bounds.

McCain's Spending Freeze Would Send Us Into the Dark Ages

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Mance

No Senator McCain -- a government spending freeze of "everything but defense, veteran affairs and entitlement programs" is not OK.

Hollywood Memo to McCain: "Don't Start Shooting Without a Script."

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Levinson

My suspicion is that no Hollywood producer is involved in the McCain presidential run. I say this for a simple reason -- it's badly orchestrated.

McCain's Desperate Smears Signal His Failure as a Leader Under Pressure

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain's decision to personally smear Obama with lies and distortions should go down in history as the final nail in his political coffin.

The Whole World Is Watching--And It's Not Pretty

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

From halfway around the world, it all seems simple. The question is if we are going to keep blaming Washington, Wall Street, mortgage lenders--everybody but ourselves--for our problems.

McCain Praises Tough Times For Demonstrating American Grit

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the resurrected financial bailout bill isn't perfect but warned...

McCain Keeps Us Guessing

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

In the fury of tornado-strength news cycles that allow so little reflection, let's not forget that the Republican nominee went nuts last week.

Bankrupt in Every Sense

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

The very fact of the crisis, and the response to it, provides incontrovertible proof that the founding ideas supporting conservative thought are bankrupt in every sense.

Where's Obama's "Red Cell Operation?"

Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Sweet

The Obama team has not figured out yet that McCain is waging an asymmetrical campaign, meaning at times he will take a risky, counterintuitive course, just as he did on Wednesday.

Erratic McCain Parachutes into Temperament Narrative

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

McCain has made another desperate gamble that is likely to do him no good and may even go bad. More importantly, he has introduced a major opening into his character and temperament.

No He Can't: Obama's Real Debate Problem

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama is not an expert debater, and if McCain's attempt to skip the first debate does nothing else, it suggests that this is Obama's turf.

The Palin Pick -- The Devolution of McCain

Carl Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Bernstein

It is time to confront an awkward but profound question: whether in picking Palin as his running mate, McCain has committed -- by his own professed standards of duty and honor -- a singularly unpatriotic act.

Well Played, John McCain!

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

The other side made a good play (or ploy, if you insist.) Maybe McCain is lying about his motives for making the dramatic return to Capitol Hill but he isn't lying about any facts.

Jason Linkins

During "Suspension" McCain Grandstands, Advisers Attack | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When John McCain announced yesterday that he was suspending his campaign to help everyone solve the economy, and inviting Barack Obama to do the same,...

Jason Linkins

Barney Frank: GOP Colleagues Winced At 'Mighty Mouse' McCain | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One would think that some of John McCain's Republican colleagues might actually want to help him become president of these United States, but no: give...

Supposed Campaign "Suspension" Reveals Depths of McCain's Deceit and Desperation

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

McCain's call is deceitful and frankly desperate. Why? Yesterday he "approved this message" in an ad titled "Mum." It attacks Obama for doing nothing on the economic crisis.

McCain's Non-Denial Denial

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

McCain's desire for a break is understandable, given the poll numbers and the seemingly endless stream of gaffes, flubs, and inconsistent statements coming out of his campaign.

Here is Why McCain Wants to Move the Debate

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's not that the McCain campaign doesn't want to have this debate; it's that they don't want to have it now. They think it is terrible timing for their side.

McCain Chickens Out of the Debate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

McCain can kill two birds with one stone by ducking the debate: get out of debating Obama for a few days, and figure out what his position is on the economy that he helped destroy.

Reading The Pictures: Have A Little FU With Your National Crisis

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-09-25-shaw_salterSchmidt.jpgIs this what a senior campaign staff would look like having just been forced to take earth-stopping measures in response to a national crisis they likened to 9/11?

Jason Linkins

Ole Miss Officials: Debate Cancellation Would Be $5.5 Million Loss | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ironically enough, if John McCain goes through with his threat to skip the foreign policy debate scheduled for this Friday for the sake of prolonging ...

McCain's New Ploy

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

If this gambit by McCain doesn't get him the boost in the polls he desperately needs, what's next? Will he attempt to postpone the election?

What Else Would President McCain Postpone in a Crisis?

Seth Grahame-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Grahame-Smith

Lincoln ran for office during the Civil War. Reagan ran at the height of the Cold War. Bush ran with two wars raging in Afghanistan and Iraq. But McCain can't run during a crisis on Wall Street?

The 2008 Election Is About... Customer Service

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

McCain's election-year flipflops and gimmicks -- including the "time out" -- should be treated no differently than any salesman's attempt to confuse you into making a bad deal.