Let's recap the day's political news:
- Barack Obama and John McCain released a joint statement on the economy:
"The American people are facing a moment of economic crisis. No matter how this began, we all have a responsibility to work through it and restore confidence in our economy. The jobs, savings, and prosperity of the American people are at stake.
"Now is a time to come together - Democrats and Republicans - in a spirit of cooperation for the sake of the American people. The plan that has been submitted to Congress by the Bush Administration is flawed, but the effort to protect the American economy must not fail.
This is a time to rise above politics for the good of the country. We cannot risk an economic catastrophe. Now is our chance to come together to prove that Washington is once again capable of leading this country."
- W. addressed the nation and said the "entire economy is in danger" and calls Barack Obama and John McCain back to D.C. to help forge an agreement on a proposed $700 billion bailout of financial institutions before Congress. Both McCain and Obama accept W.’s invitation to meet with him on Thursday to address the crisis.
- McCain goes a step further and suspends his presidential campaign to return to D.C. and calls to delay Friday's debate.
- Obama rejects McCain's request to delay the debate, asserting the debates are even more important considering the economic environment.
Crazy shit. I personally was looking forward to the debate. I may be reminiscing Matt Wood and Chris Brown crying foul on each other during the 2004 Bush-Gore debate in the duplex.