As the press and public decried his plan to suspend this Friday’s debate, John McCain’s campaign said last night they simply want to move it to next Thursday. That, of course, is the date for the one and only vice-presidential debate, which the campaign also wants to reschedule. Said Barack Obama on this whole brouhaha: “It’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess. It’s going to be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once.” [HuffPo and Houston Chronicle]