MSNBC is reporting that John McCain won't show up for Friday's debate unless a deal to address the financial crisis is reached. Officials at the University of Mississippi (which is hosting the debate) are still moving forward as scheduled, but are not sure what they would do if McCain fails to show up.
If this happens, I say go on as scheduled and let Obama take questions from the audience. America has already carved out this time to learn more about the candidates. And if John McCain would rather take photo ops in Washington, DC, that's his decision. We might as well use this time to find out even more about Barack Obama and his plans for the United States.
And speaking of McCain, don't his actions sort of remind you of the kid who is "taking his ball and going home"?