Obama camp: "The debate is on"

A senior official in the Obama campaign told ABC News that the Democratic nominee still plans to debate Friday, and the commission in charge is going ahead.

Published September 24, 2008 8:00PM (EDT)

We're still waiting to see how John McCain's announcement that he wants Friday's debate with Barack Obama postponed will shake out. But at the moment, it appears that everyone else involved wants to proceed as planned.

ABC News' Political Radar blog quotes an unnamed "senior Obama campaign official" as saying that "the debate is on" and the Democratic nominee "intends to debate."

And Fox News interviewed Gloria Kellum, the vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Mississippi, which is hosting Friday's debate. Kellum told the network's Shepard Smith, "The Commission on Presidential Debates is moving forward, and so they're saying to the candidates, 'This was our agreement, this is what we're gonna do.'" The CPD is in charge of arranging the debates.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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