I don’t see what the dilemma is. IMO, Obama should counter with a simple “sorry, but there’s an election occuring in a few weeks. I’m capable of campaigning and keeping up with the economy, and I’ll see you Friday.” A bit more eloquent, of course.
The country hasn’t swelled up into a black hole without either of them on the Senate floor for months now. What the hell is John McCain planning to “work on” to the magnitude that it would prevent him from spending a few hours away from Washington?
This is ridiculous. We’re having an economic “crisis,” for lack of a better word, and the best McCain can do is “hold up, I need to work on this”?
Should we expect that same attitude if President McCain were to face a serious national threat? “Hold on, <insert country of choice>, time out. I need to work on my response – no more attacks until next week, please.”