WASHINGTON (AP) - One of John McCain's close allies says agreement on an outline of a financial rescue may be enough for the Republican to participate in tonight's presidential debate.
McCain and Barack Obama are scheduled to discuss foreign policy tonight in Mississippi, in the first their first formal debate. But the contest has been thrown into doubt by McCain's statements that the campaign should be suspended while Washington wrestles with the bailout plan.
But Senator Lindsey Graham appeared to lower the bar. The South Carolina Republican is a close friend and supporter of McCain. On NBC's "Today" show this morning, he said it's important "both candidates can say that the Congress is working" and that Washington has "an outline or proposal that will protect the taxpayer and save the country from financial Pearl Harbor."