Like John McCain, I believe that America's financial crisis - one created by George W. Bush and John McCain's economic policies - should create fear and panic among the American people. Therefore, taking a cue from Senator McCain, I hereby declare that I am suspending my blog until this crisis is over. During this suspension I will, of course, continue to blog (just as John McCain continues to campaign and does endless television interviews). But I will not debate Barack Obama. I've met the man. Twice. And I've taken away a clear sense that Barack Obama is smarter than both John McCain and me. Unlike Senator McCain, Barack Obama has a detailed economic plan that would help turn our economy around. Senator Obama understands that our values are reflected in our budgets. I can understand why Senator McCain would find any possible excuse not to debate Senator Obama. The risks to his campaign are just to high.
Update: Once again, Stephen Colbert tries to steal my thunder. Even if he did do this yesterday. The man is a mind-reader. He's clearly still upset that my campaign for vice-president of South Carolina overshadowed his own race for president.
Update: As you know, just minutes ago I suspended my blog in response to America's economic crisis. Like John McCain, I can't just handle more than one crisis at a time. But that isn't true for the folks at the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. They've just launched a new website - www.nrcatactionfund.org - that includes (in their words) a new "Election Resource Center," a "Lobby Against Torture" section and a "Good Things to Do This Month" section.
Didn't they get the message from Senator McCain we were suppose to stop thinking about these issues and focus on how he's going to save America from the policies he has fought hard for his entire tenure in Congress?