News breaking all over the Internet right now is that Sen. John McCain has suspended his campaign for the rest of the week! (Check out Wayne Garcia's take on the PoHo blog.) McCain is also trying to get Sen. Barack Obama to agree to postpone Friday's first scheduled presidential debate. Here are McCain's comments, from MSNBC's First Read:
Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me. ...
We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved. I am directing my campaign to work with the Obama campaign and the commission on presidential debates to delay Friday night's debate until we have taken action to address this crisis.
I am confident that before the markets open on Monday we can achieve consensus on legislation that will stabilize our financial markets, protect taxpayers and homeowners, and earn the confidence of the American people. All we must do to achieve this is temporarily set politics aside, and I am committed to doing so.
Uh huh. Here is the alternate-reality announcement: