It Depends What The Meaning Of “Suspended” Is
If “suspended” means that you still run ads and conduct other activities, then John McCain has suspended his campaign. But, the truth is, you can’t just pull ads with the snap of finger. And even with ads and fundraising put on hold, the McCain camp addded a caveat.
Even McCain’s announcement that he would suspend his campaign was followed by a clarification that he was suspending only his advertising and fundraising, not his entire race.
And, in fact, even as the Today Show was announcing the suspension of the campaign, McCain ads were running. And if an economic deal is signed, this all will have been much ado about nothing, as the ads go right back up, and this looks more like the political stunt that it is.
…if a deal is reached today, which looks increasingly likely, and the campaign instructs its buyers to tell stations to go back up tomorrow, McCain’s unilateral disarmament might not amount to quite the act of self-sacrifice it was intended to seem.Click here for reuse options!
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