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McCain and Obama Visit Ground Zero September 11, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in McCain, News, Obama, Politics.

Washington Post/The Trail

Posted at 4:54 PM ET on Sep 11, 2008

By Michael D. Shear and Jonathan Weisman
NEW YORK — John McCain and Barack Obama walked side-by-side down the long ramp into Ground Zero Thursday, putting aside their increasingly testy campaign for a day to lay roses in the reflecting pool commemorating the terrorist attacks seven years ago.

The pair of adversaries were joined by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and McCain’s wife, Cindy, for the brief, but solemn event.

McCain and Obama chatted with each other as they walked down the ramp, talked with workers, victims’ family members and first responders, then stood silently.

It was a remarkable respite from an increasingly nasty presidential campaign. Both men had pledged to take a break from politics for a day, suspending all television commercials during the Sept. 11 commemorations.

Tonight, the two candidates will appear, one after the other, at a forum on public service sponsored by Time Magazine and Columbia University. Source Article



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