Thursday, September 25, 2008

Smart Move? 

From a campaign tactic point of view, Senator McCain's suspension of campaigning to return to Washington DC might be a smart move. His reasoning is that the country is in trouble, and he needs to be working in the Senate rather than on the campaign trail. This may be the way he actually feels. On the other hand, he caught Senator Obama off-guard, and Obama says he still plans to go ahead with a scheduled debate.

McCain has always said he puts country first, and the suspension is at least a symbolic act that underscores his words. He can say to supporters and the undecided that when his country calls, he comes. On the other hand, it is entirely possible he will lose momentum as a result of the suspension. He needs it, if one believes the latest polls that show a swing to Obama.

Still, to live one's words is a powerful statement, that is, if voters are paying attention.


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