John McCain is calling for a postponement of Friday’s scheduled first presidential debate. The proffered excuse: both he and Obama need to return to Washington to work for a bipartisan solution to the financial crisis.
And, yes, of course, this is nothing more than the latest stunt in McCain’s already stunt filled campaign: can anyone say Sarah Palin? In fact, it appears to be at least in part an effort to claim credit for an Obama initiative to try to get the two campaigns to issue a joint proclamation of some sort on the crisis.
But let’s forget all that for a moment and, instead, pose a fairly basic question.
Just when did democratic debate become a bad thing?
I mean, what exactly is wrong with having McCain and Obama publicly debate how best to respond to the current crisis?
Isn’t that sort of how a democracy is supposed to work?