CNN reports that John McCain will be attending the debate Friday night after he publicly announced that he would not attend until the financial crisis was taken care of.
McCains decision comes after member of congress announced in a press conference that McCains presence actually hurt the efforts to work out plans for the financial crisis.
McCain and Obama have put out a joint statement saying that after the debate, both will pause their campaigns until the financial crisis is taken care of.
Time reports that the person who is behind in polls, McCain, has to be the agressor in the first debate. And since McCain's strong suit is said to be foreighn policy, and since the first debate is meant to focus on foreighn policy, analysts think McCain may come out "hot."
Time says McCain ought "to try to force Obama into conceding that the "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq has been an unqualified success. Obama has admitted as much already in recent interviews. But having to do it on stage with McCain would be the debate equivalent of eating crow in front of 80 million viewers."
Time says Obama should not "bury the lead!" Answer the question, and then explain it.