From National Review blow by blow of Obama’s response to McCain’s desperate attemt to use economic crisis as political stunt.

Obama sounds reasonable and less gimmicky than McCain.

He says that there is no reason why we can’t do more than one thing at once. Obama says it is “more important than ever” to have a debate.

Obama says he called McCain this morning and announced that he wanted to do a no-politics-as-usual joint statement about addressing the market mess. He says that McCain wanted to insist on meeting with the president and congressional leaders too. Obama says Obama said: Let’s do the statement, go from there. Obama says he thought McCain was thinking about the joint statement, working on with staff, when McCain went on TV. So now Obama is on TV. and goes on about how presidents need to be able to multitask.

Obama says he’s told Pelosi, Reid, and Paulson that “if I can be helpful, I am prepared to be [in dc] anytime” but I don’t want to infuse presidential politics on the hill

Obama may win this campaign moment yet. If McCain protests, he looks petty. 

  1. Reverend Manny says:

    Yet again, Obama looks more presidential. I also hope Americans will get a little more fed up with this “gimmicky” kind of politics.

    But that would take some thinking. And there’s all those episodes of Dancing with the Stars and America’s got Talent too watch. Yeah… I’m not holding my breath in expectation of a grown-up, issues-oriented campaign.

    Great Post

    One Love,
    –Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

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