John McCain wants to cancel the debate this Friday so that he and Barack Obama can focus on the economic crisis. I don't think that's a good idea. I think it's a terrible idea. What Americans need now is the opportunity to hear what the candidates think about the issues. The rest of the people involved in solving this can work around the debates. A debate is one of the best possible ways for candidates to communicate with the American people, which is of paramount importance right now.
If the debates are canceled, McCain and Obama will end up talking to other people in Washington. That's not what we need right now. We need them talking to us.