McCain suggested that the first debate, scheduled for Friday, be postponed in light of the mounting economic crisis.
Some are alluding that this is a political move from McCain following a dip in the polls. What do you think?
"I am calling on the president to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself," McCain told reporters in New York. "It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem."
It was not immediately clear how extensive the suspension he announced would be -- whether it would include dropping television advertising or just canceling scheduled appearances. McCain took no questions after reading his statement.
We're waiting on a statement from the Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, and we'll bring it to you as soon as it is made available.