Sunday, July 13, 2008

Economic adviser's comment complicates McCain campaign

McCain chief economics whack-job Phil Gramm

from IHT:

By Michael Cooper 

BELLEVILLE, Michigan: Senator John McCain has spent the week trying to tell people that he feels their economic pain. So it was more than a little unhelpful when one of his top economic advisers was quoted as saying that the United States was only in a "mental recession" and that it had become a "nation of whiners."

The adviser, former Senator Phil Gramm, Republican of Texas, tried to clarify his remarks Thursday by saying he had been referring only to some of the nation's leaders.

But it was too late to keep from complicating things for McCain, who has been trying to strike a more empathetic tone after sometimes struggling to maintain a balance between optimism about the nation's future and an understanding of Americans' economic hardships.
Well, I'm sure Marie Antoinette thought the people of Paris where whiners as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday -- good to see you at Confluence. Keep preaching the good word.

Mary T.