Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain, Obama debate question still uncertain

McCain, Obama debate question still uncertain
Obama says he'll be there; McCain says he's hopeful, but bailout comes first
Associated press - September 25th, 2008

WASHINGTON - Prospects were questionable at best that John McCain and Barack Obama would meet Friday for their first presidential debate as progress appeared to dissolve between Congress and the Bush administration on a $700 billion financial industry bailout.

McCain didn't plan to participate in the debate unless there was a consensus. Obama still wants the face-off to go on, arguing that Americans need to hear from the candidates. The Democrat was scheduled to travel to the debate site in Oxford, Miss., on Friday.

"I believe that it's very possible that we can get an agreement in time for me to fly to Mississippi," McCain said late Thursday. "I understand how important this debate is and I'm very hopeful. But I also have to put the country first."

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McCain, Obama debate question still uncertain

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