Despite logjam, McCain agrees to debate
Published: Friday September 26, 2008
Despite the fact that there is still a logjam over the proposed $700 billion bailout plan, Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided Friday that he will debate Senator Barack Obama anyway.
"No such an agreement has been reached, but Republicans said the standoff was hurting McCain's campaign, and he would look terrible if he ruined the nationally televised, eagerly anticipated debate while Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was ready to go onstage," Politico reports.
McCain's statement announced, "The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the senator will travel to the debate this afternoon. Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners."
Fox News reported that Obama left for the debate site nearly an hour before the McCain statement was released.