Republican Nominee John McCain said he has suspended his campaign in order to face this “historic” crisis facing our economy.
Senator Barack Obama came on CNN live from Clearwater, Florida at 4:40 and announced that he called Senator John McCain this morning to talk about the crisis and about the possibilities of issuing a joint statement.
Senator Obama speaking to members of the press
John McCain called back at 2:30 pm and agreed that this was a critical time for everyone. John McCain agreed to the suggestion and asked that they meet with the President and members of Congress. Senator Obama however
Senator Obama said he has spoken to secretary Paulson almost everyday about this crisis.
Senator Obama addressed the crisis:
“There are times for politics, and there are times when we have to rise above politics and do what is right for this country. And this is one of those times.”
“No matter how it begun, this is not a democratic problem or a republican problem it is an American problem and it deserves an American solution.”
During the phone call Senator McCain said they should suspend the debates. Senator Obama thought it was something he was just “mulling over” however Senator McCain seemed to have thought differently when he announced he would seek to suspend his campaign. (more…)