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Obama: Debate to Continue, Will Not Suspend Campaign

Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama just finished a press conference responding to Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain’s campaign suspension and request for Friday’s debate to be postponed. In his statements, he rejected the idea that either a campaign suspension or debate postponement is necessary.

“It will be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once,” said Obama. “It’s more important than ever for us to present ourselves to the country.”

He did however offer his support and assistance to fellow legislators.

“If I can be helpful, then I am prepared to be anywhere anytime.” He does not, however want to “infuse Capitol Hill with presidential politics.”

It is not presently clear what McCain will do now that Obama plans to continue with the debate. Go to Twitter for Mason Vote’s live coverage of Obama’s press conference.

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