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McCain Campaign Pulls Out of Tech Debate, Apologizes With a Telegram

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After weeks of wrangling, Wired had finally gotten commitments from high-level surrogates from both the Obama and McCain campaigns to participate in a debate about technology yesterday afternoon. So how did it go? It didn't. The McCain campaign canceled a few hours before the event, with no plans to reschedule. While McCain's personal indifference to technology , difficult-to-defend tech policies, personal vendettas and general oldness all come to mind as reasons for this decision, more likely than not they just didn't see this as the most effective way to, you know, win. Oh well. [Wired EpicenterThanks, Nick and JosephGerardi1]

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While McCain's personal indifference to technology , difficult-to-defend tech policies, personal vendettas and general oldness all come to mind as reasons for this decision, ...

I will never understand how we got past the point of saying "Obama's general blackness means he doesn't get so-and-so" and arrived at saying "McCain's general oldness means he doesn't get so-and-so." Racism or ageism, we've got a ways to go either way.