Why is McCain trying to change the subject to War? McCain is over! He admits he doesn't understand the economy during an apparent recession!!
Following the debate, MSNBC's David Shuster noted McCain's response in a fact check, asserting, "John McCain was asked a question during the debte that included a quote about McCain talking about economics. And McCain denied the quote." After airing a video clip of the exchange, Shuster asserted: "Well, actually, NBC News got that quote from last month. John McCain was heard saying on December 17th in The Boston Globe and Time magazine, quote, 'The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book.' " Following Shuster's fact check, Matthews himself acknowledged McCain's lack of "candor," asking Newsweek's Howard Fineman, "Howard, the "Straight Talk Express": Did it stall tonight? Was it derailed by his denial of a quote that's on the record?" In his response, Fineman asserted, "You can't pretend that you didn't say something you said. You just can't wish it away."...
RUSSERT: Senator McCain, you have said repeatedly, quote, "I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated." Is it a problem for your campaign that the economy is now the most important issue, one that, by your own acknowledgment, you are not well-versed on.
McCAIN: Actually, I don't know where you got that quote from.
MATTHEWS: Howard, the "Straight Talk Express": Did it stall tonight? Was it derailed by his denial of a quote that's on the record?
FINEMAN: I think he straight-talked him right over that bridge -- himself right over that bridge to nowhere that he kept talking about. You can't pretend that you didn't say something you said. You just can't wish
MATTHEWS: Bob, it's amazing that, you know, we all in the media salute candor, because we do believe in it. It's also useful in the news coverage. You can actually cover a guy if he's honest.
MATTHEWS: John McCain admitting that his strong suit is not the economy on a number of occasions, and now waffling on that on Meet the Press -- do you think that'll hurt him? Just saying, "I'm not good at what we're all worried about."
HERBERT: That might be a little bit too much candor. I mean, you don't want to show -- you don't want to suggest that you're not up to speed on the biggest issue facing the country in a presidential election.
Mitt Romney was strong on the economy last night, and stands FOR the Federal Marriage Protection Act to ban gay marriage with a constitutional ammendment. Romney pointed out that McCain's carbon tax and environmental regulation will force American business to move to China to escape over-regulation and over-taxation. Average American will pay $1,000 a year more in gas taxes if McCain Lieberman ever passed. McCain doesn't require Chinese business to sign on first. Simply clueless!
McCain voted against Bush's tax cuts twice in 2001, but said it was because there wasn't simultaneous spending cuts. But Reagan raised spending BIG TIME during the 80s when McCain voted FOR Reagan's tax cuts. McCain said in 2001 that the rich would benefit too much from tax cuts, so he voted against them, before he flip-flopped and now says he's for making them permanent!! His explanation was LAME!!! McCain voted against Federal Marriage Protection Act.
McCain doesn't need fundraising. Media gives it to him free. McCain lies about Romney 3 days before Florida primary with willing accomplices in the press. So what hypocrisy to deny regular Americans the right to produce attack ads within 30 days of an election (McCain Feingold)! So much for free speech! Senator McCain cannot win General Election any more than Senator Dole in 1996. Even though all early media polls during Primary Season showed Dole winning handily, Clinton CRUSHED Dole in the General. Wasn't pretty. No difference between Hilary and McCain. Both voted for War in Iraq, and both later attacked Rumsfeld. McCain is also against the Federal Marriage Protection Act to the U.S. Constitution, was one of only two Republicans who voted against Bush tax cuts (now he is for them!), and wants constitutional rights and trials given to unlawful enemy combatants! This man wouldn't know a strict constructionist judge from a terrorist!