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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Suspending their Presidential Campaign to work on the financial Crisis

So why hasn’t Obama suspended his campaign, well he says a President should be able to walk and chew gum at the same. But this issue isn’t just any issue it’s a melt down on our financial markets. Harry Reed yesterday asked John McCain to come back to Washington to work with the Republicans caucus in passing a bill. Speaker of the house Nancy Polosi has stated that they will not stand alone on voting for this proposal, that they wanted the Republicans to vote on this bill as well. So John McCain today has made the decision to go back to Washington and spend a few days off the campaign trail to do the peoples work. Warren Buffet an Obama supporter in good faith of this bill put his own 5 billion in to Goldman Sachs but that could be off the table if the congress can’t come together on this legislation. I do agree with Obama that the debates should go on as scheduled if Obama doesn’t go back to Washington, then John McCain could have the upper hand when answering questions regarding the financial crisis not second but first hand knowledge. This isn’t the first time John McCain has postpone an event. When Gustav hit Texas he shortened the Republican National Convention by one day. I am not a McCain fan by any means and have questions about his judgment regarding several liberal bill legislations he has put forth over the years. But this financial Crisis is like no other since the Great Depression it needs everybody’s attention.

Keeping the Promise?
The Senate Oath of Office:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

A Senator is responsible to the Citizens of his state, the people who elected him to represent them in Washington. Staying on the campaign trail in a financial Crisis and relying on other senators to do his job isn’t what the Citizens of Illinois asked him to do. The Citizens elected Barack Obama to the senate they did not elect him to run for President.

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