Choice Quotes: McCain suspends campaign, urges delay for debate

Barack Obama:

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 part of the president's job to be able to deal with more than one thing at once.
Dan Balz, Washington Post:
Privately, three Republican strategists were sharply critical, viewing McCain's decision as a high-risk move that entails uncertain negotiations in Washington at the possible expense of a debate they believe McCain badly needs to get back on the offensive. One strategist called the move "desperate and nuts," and another said in an e-mail, "I don't get it at all."
Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania
What, does McCain think the Senate will still be working at 9 p.m. Friday? I think this is all political — I wish McCain had shown the same concern when he didn’t show up in the Senate to vote on the extension of the renewable energy tax credit.
Adam Bonin, Netroots Nation:
McCain hasn't cast a vote since early April, and there's nothing in his background or recent statements which suggests he has any particular insight to bring to this problem.
David Letterman:
What are you going to do if you're elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We've got a guy like that now! I think someone's putting something in his metamucil.