"When asked whether Friday's debate will go on if McCain doesn't show up, Obama said: "I hope he does."
McCain also told ABC News that he was "very hopeful that we can [attend the debate.] I believe that it's very possible that we'll get an agreement so that I have time to fly to Mississippi."
CNN has learned that the University of Mississippi -- site of the first presidential debate -- has been told by the Presidential Debate Commission to continue preparing for the event."
"During the White House meeting, it appears that Sen. John McCain had an agenda. He brought up alternative proposals, surprising and angering Democrats. He did not, according to someone briefed on the meeting, provide specifics." [...]
Before the White House meeting, Democrats and Senate Republicans were on track to get legislation to the floor by tomorrow."
UPDATE: Well played, Senator Obama, well played!
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