WHY is Barack Obama refusing McCain's proposal for joint appearances?
- libstickerLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Because John McCain is better in the informal setting and can connect with the people. Obama needs a formal setting, so he can make a speech without consequences or follow up questions. So if they are in the Town Hall meeting setting, Obama knows that he would be questioned on each and every response he spews.
- ndmagicmanLv 71 decade ago
Obama appearances draw tens of thousands. McCain gets a few hundred. Why should Obama cater to McCain's special conditions and make appearances with him? It serves no purpose for Obama.
- suthrnlyts™Lv 71 decade ago
Strangely, in May he thought Town Hall meetings with McCain were a great idea, but has backed out since. We're used to the flip flops from the Obama camp, nothing new.
Perhaps he realizes that McCain doesn't need scripts and that in Town Hall meetings, he won't be permitted to act like a Televangelist.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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- aljeaLv 61 decade ago
Because he is doing other things in his camaign. If he wants to debate, he will. Why is McCain talking crap like a little 2nd grader? Why does he talk crap on people who gave him money for his campaign: he talked crap on Paris Hilton even her parents contributed money to his campaign...sounds like a real nice guy. At least Obama knows how to be loyal.
- Miss KittyLv 61 decade ago
Because he knows McCain excels at town hall meetings (he knows what his policies are). Obama has to have a teleprompter to tell his...
- joneLv 43 years ago
i became unhappy for those adult males be the determination of the chief of the U. S.. the country became screwed the two way. no depend what, do not blame me I voted for McCain/Obama bumper stickers could have come finally.
- CapitalistLv 41 decade ago
I'm surprised Barack refused a "joint" anything...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Because Obama can't remember all the lies he has told - it will be difficult for him to keep those straight - not to mention he is afraid his ignorance will show. As long as Obama is in control - he is okay with it. Otherwise, Obama is afraid - he bails - he hides.....a risky proposition for a president. Will he do that when Iran jerks his chain ?
- oohhbotherLv 71 decade ago
Obama wants the standard debates - why does McCain need special conditions?