Area residents react to bailout discussion

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico

Residents agree presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should get to work on a potential solution to the country’s recent economic meltdown.

Citizens are divided on whether Sen. McCain should have suspended his campaign to do it.

“I think it’s about time for them to both step up … so they can straighten out everybody’s problems,” said Paris Turner, a Clovis laborer who is leaning toward voting for Obama.

McCain, R-Ariz., announced Wednesday morning he would suspend his campaign after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, and fly to Washington, D.C. to focus on a solution.

He has asked Sen. Obama, D-Ill., to join him in suspending the campaign and has proposed Friday’s debate be suspended until Oct. 2 in St. Louis —