Support the news

Analysis: McCain Suspends Campaign

It was a dire warning from President Bush: if Congress doesn't act fast on a Wall Street bailout, the country risks a "long and painful recession."

The president will meet with legislative leaders, including Barack Obama and John McCain, at the White House this morning, to talk about a compromise plan.

McCain and Obama will see each other this morning, but will they see each other at a debate that's planned for tomorrow?

McCain has announced he'll suspend his campaign to focus on the financial crisis and he's asked Barack Obama to delay the debate, set for tomorrow night in Oxford, Mississippi.

Obama has not agreed, and debate organizers say they'll press on.

To sort all this out , we turn now to WBUR's politics analysts. On the Democratic side, Dan Payne, and from the Republican side of the fence, Todd Domke. They both write for the Boston Globe.

This program aired on September 25, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news