Obama’s Response

From Politico.com:

Barack Obama indicated this afternoon he intended to go forward with Friday’s debate as planned, saying “it’s more important than ever” that the presidential candidates lay out their principles to voters.

“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,” Obama told reporters at a news conference in Florida.

“In my mind, actually, it’s more important than ever that we present ourselves to the American people and try to describe where we want to take the country and where we wnt to take the economy as well as dealing with some of the issues of foreign policy that were initially the subject of the debate,” he said.