Unlikely. At least, that’s the word from former Pres. Bill Clinton:
“We know he didn’t do it because he’s afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates,” Clinton said, adding that he was “encouraged” by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.
“You can put it off a few days the problem is it’s hard to reschedule those things,” Clinton said, “I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted — I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don’t think we ought to overly parse that.”
And I think that he’s probably right here. It’s hard to believe that the guy that wanted 12 town hall meetings between June and the conventions would now chicken out two days before the debate, regardless of the polls.
The whole political idea behind the strategy is to appear to be a leader willing to put the country first. You can’t both be a leader and a coward. From what we’ve seen thus far, the only candidate who has always had a “wait and see” approach and doesn’t want to reveal plans is Sen. Obama.
McCain always appears to want to be in the thick of it, to want to be the person that people go to. Personally, I’m hoping the bail-out fails and that it helps us get weaned off of credit, but at least this guy wants to be involved in the discussion.
Here the left’s arguments just don’t make sense. Make up your mind. I mean, a few days ago you were lowering expectations for your guy, and today you’re saying that Sen. McCain’s running scared. Which is it?