John McCain, who has suspended his campaign for President while he saves the nation from economic disaster single-handed, opened today's session of the Clinton Global Initiative with what sure sounded like a campaign speech to Julia, who reports at Campaign Silo:
Senator McCain, who was not in Washington fixing the economy last night, is not in Washington fixing the economy again this morning. He's introducing this morning's session on energy issues right now at the Clinton Global Initiative Summit here in midtown Manhattan (which he seems to prefer to DC these days). Sarah and Todd are in the audience with Cindy.
Gloriosky, he's grinning like he's on the Tonight Show. He hearts President Clinton, apparently. He doesn't heart poverty, global warming and epidemic diseases, although he's apparently satisfied to let private initiatives address them*
The political process is not an end in itself, and it is not here to serve those of us who are in the midst of it. We Senators need to rise above. Particularly the ones who are getting federal campaign funds who don't have to fundraise.*
If we don't act, credit will dry up, no-one will be able to buy homes, businesses will not be able to pay salaries and the taxpayer will end up paying for it. He's an old navy pilot, had you heard? All hands on deck. That's the situation in Washington. Where he isn't., Because he's here. Making a political speech*. Although, he says, he suspended this morning. And not yesterday afternoon* The important debate is in the capital. Where he isn't.* We should be bipartisan, just like after 9/11. You know, when the Democrats got rolled.*
If the Maverick and Commander hadn't suspended his campaign to put the country first, I'd swear he was grandstanding. See what you think after you read the rest of Julia's post, If it's Thursday, this must not be D.C., and watch the video she links to.
Meanwhile, Tom Watson and Susan Carey Dempsey have been covering events for onPhilanthropy.