Thursday, October 02, 2008

McCain on the Wall Street bailout bill: This bill is putting us on the brink of economic disaster.

Here is Republican presidential candidate John McCain on MSNBC's Morning Joe talking to co-host Mika Brzezinski about why McCain voted for this bill when McCain was angry at the pork padding to make the bailout plan more palatable. McCain's answer to the bailout plan was that "This bill is putting us on the brink of economic disaster." From YouTube:

This doesn't make any sense, when you consider that Senator McCain voted for the Senate bailout package. Does McCain even know that he voted for the Senate bailout bill which he now claims will "put us on the brink of economic disaster?" What is next? Will the McCain campaign start attacking Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for supporting this Senate bailout package?

Watching this McCain campaign, I am struck by just how quickly this campaign is imploding in on itself. Here is a McCain campaign that cannot run on an issue-based campaign, since McCain is basically running Bush third term campaign of completely supporting the Bush administration. So the McCain campaign is stressing that this will be a campaign based on personality, even as the American people are turning their attention to the financial crisis and the economic issues that are affecting their pocketbooks. John McCain selects an unknown running mate in Alaska governor Sarah Palin without properly vetting Palin, bringing up huge questions of Palin's lack of experience, questions on her character and judgment, and corruption ties regarding the Troopergate scandal. McCain's selection of Palin also brings up questions of McCain's judgment and decision-making for selecting a running mate so inexperienced. And finally there has been the consistent goofs and gaffes that the McCain campaign has made since the Republican convention--and that doesn't even include the disastrous Sarah Palin interviews with Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric. And let us also not forget that tonight is the vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.

It is just incredible to watch.


Ryan said...

Please tell your reps to pass this instead of a bailout:

Eric A Hopp said...

Hello Ryan:

And thank you for your comment. I'll have to look closely at this Nesara bill later on.