Bill Clinton Defends John McCain's Debate Decision– Blames Dems For Meltdown! (Video)
Bill Clinton comes to the rescue… John McCain’s rescue:
The Political Radar reported:
ABC News’ Nitya Venkataraman Reports: Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain’s request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in “good faith” and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward.
Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, Clinton told ABC News’ Chris Cuomo that McCain’s push to postpone the debate would only be a good political move if both candidates agreed. McCain announced on Wednesday that he would “suspend” his presidential campaign to come to Washington to help negotiate a financial bailout bill.
“We know he didn’t do it because he’s afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates,” Clinton said, adding that he was “encouraged” by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.
“You can put it off a few days the problem is it’s hard to reschedule those things,” Clinton said, “I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted — I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don’t think we ought to overly parse that.”
Also… During the interview Bill Clinton blamed the Democrats for blocking reform of the mortgage giants, via Patriot Room:
Going very much against the media meme that the current financial crisis is all George W. Bush and the Republicans’ fault, Bill Clinton on Thursday told ABC’s Chris Cuomo that Democrats for years have been “resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was President to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac”
Joshua adds this in the comments:
LOL… trolls come bash Clinton now for telling the truth. The only “cut and run” candidate is 0bama who ran from the debates. McCain wanted 10 Townhall meetings, but the Zero ran away.
On the other hand there’s Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) who said that McCain’s actions were just a photo op.