John McCain cancels appearance on David Letterman. Dave wasn’t happy.

John McCain has suddenly gotten quite concerned about the crisis on Wall Street. So much so that he has announced he’s suspending his campaign and rushing back to Washington so he can work with Congress on solving the problem and he wants Obama to do the same which will mean putting off that pesky debate they were supposed to have on Friday. The situation was so urgent in fact that McCain called up David Letterman personally to cancel his appearance on his show so he wouldn’t waste any time tackling the problem.

Except that he apparently had time to stick around long enough to film an interview with Katie Couric at about the same point in time he would have been on Letterman. Needless to say, Dave wasn’t impressed. In fact Dave had some pretty good points to make during the course of the show. Check it:

I don’t think McCain will be scheduling a follow-up appearance anytime soon. I am quite impressed with David Letterman, though. He makes some excellent points.

Found over at The Huffington Post.

13 thoughts on “John McCain cancels appearance on David Letterman. Dave wasn’t happy.

  1. I didn’t watch the video yet, as I’m kinda video’d out at the moment, but I heard a rumor that McCain may want to postpone the election, as well.

  2. Pretty funny.  The word here is that the financial crisis has raised Obama’s approval level to the extent that only a fluke upset like Truman’s over Dewey in 1948 could cost him the election.  But all kinds of “funny” things could still happen.  Let’s all keep our thumbs held (as they say here).

  3. Pretty funny.  The word here is that the financial crisis has raised Obama’s approval level to the extent that only a fluke upset like Truman’s over Dewey in 1948 could cost him the election.  But all kinds of “funny” things could still happen.  Let’s all keep our thumbs held (as they say here).

    Sadly, what goes up so quickly, can go down quickly too. Like with oil prices. Back down to “normal” levels, and gee, suddenly it doesn’t seem all that important to fix oil dependency anymore…

    So let’s hope he will keep that kind of bounce (and I think he will gain at least a little from it in terms of final points tallied) but this isn’t over. Not by a few weeks yet…

  4. Obama doesn’t have much of a chance of winning anyway. A recent CNN poll showed that 40% of Democrats do not feel comfortable voting for a black man.

    I doubt that a financial crisis is equal to erasing such atavistic prejudices.

  5. A brilliant bit of analysis on what should have been done in this situation.  I agree—where is the vice president running mate?  Is this an example of the support that will be given each time a critical situation occurs?

  6. Well I guess McCain presumed that Obama would follow his lead and play thier little games.
    Maybe someone can tell me how exactly McCain believes he can help in any way?

  7. “The democrats have control of the Senate, yet they are denying any responsibility for our financial woes.

    Their demand to socialise more and more of the United States stand unaudited and unfunded

    And now, at a time of Crisis, Democrat herd member Barack Obama doesn’t want to return to the Capitol to find a solution.

    Who do you want in the Whitehouse? A politician like Obama who wants to debate the issues, or a man like John McCain who wants to solve the issues”

    (c) Me

    How long before you see that approach?

  8. Who do you want in the Whitehouse? A politician like Obama who wants to debate the issues, or a man like John McCain who wants to solve the issues”

    (c) Me

    How long before you see that approach?

    If he tries that, just hammer him on “parachuting” into something which he understand nothing. He’s admitted the latter and flown into a rage once already when accused of the former on something else.

    And I may just be too reality-based, but when Bush’s Paulson is asking for unlimited and un-audited power, even the average American may find it hard to swallow that it’s the Democrats who are making the socialism move here.

  9. But Ingolfson, the GOP isn’t speaking to Les, its speaking to swing voters in swing counties (not even states- for like the country/state influence, many of those swing states will be decided in just a fraction of voting districts)

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