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When it comes to the economy, 47% of voters trust John McCain more than Barack Obama. Obama is trusted more by 41%. When it comes to the economy, 47% of voters trust John McCain more than Barack Obama. Obama is trusted more by 41%. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey also found that, when it comes to the War in Iraq, McCain is trusted more by 49% of voters. Obama is preferred by 37%. McCain has an even larger edgeâ53% to 31%--on the broader topic of National Security.
The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should
If any needed evidence of McCain’s weakness on the economy was needed, simply witness how he has dealt with the need for economic stimulus. After last week’s debate in South Carolina, U.S. News wrote that the question of whether the economy needs a stimulus “vexed” the GOP front-runners, who “appeared unaware of the fiscal stimulus debate currently happening in Washington and being closely watched by Wall Street.”
At that debate, McCain said:
“I don’t believe we’re headed into a recession,” he said, “I believe the fundamentals of this economy are strong and I believe they will remain strong.”
In the course of seven days, McCain appears to have reversed course, offering his own stimulus package:
“The fact is we have some tough times ahead,” McCain told supporters in Columbia. But he said the U.S. economy will rebound. “We will get through this rough patch,” he said.
Instead of offering direct middle-class relief for individuals, McCain is proposing cutting the corporate tax rate by 28.5 percent. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, McCain’s top economic adviser, said his approach is to simply let someone else deal with the problems affecting working Americans. “The best course of action is to let the Fed handle it.”
At a recent meeting with the Wall Street Journal editorial board, Republican presidential candidate John McCain admitted he "doesn't really understand economics"
It is looking increasingly like John McCain really knows nothing about Iran, despite wanting to bomb them.
Yesterday, in his big non-proliferation speech, McCain took his gaffes to a new level. He actually invented 20 years of negotiations between the United States and Tehran.
Sen. John McCain, traveling in the Middle East to promote his foreign policy expertise, misidentified in remarks Tuesday which broad category of Iraqi extremists are allegedly receiving support from Iran.
He said several times that Iran, a predominately Shiite country, was supplying the mostly Sunni militant group, al-Qaeda. In fact, officials have said they believe Iran is helping Shiite extremists in Iraq.
Speaking to reporters in Amman, the Jordanian capital, McCain said he and two Senate colleagues traveling with him continue to be concerned about Iranian operatives “taking al-Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back.”
Pressed to elaborate, McCain said it was “common knowledge and has been reported in the media that al-Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran, that’s well known. And it’s unfortunate.” A few moments later, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, standing just behind McCain, stepped forward and whispered in the presidential candidate’s ear. McCain then said: “I’m sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not al-Qaeda.”
The mistake threatened to undermine McCain’s argument that his decades of foreign policy experience make him the natural choice to lead a country at war with terrorists. In recent days, McCain has repeatedly said his intimate knowledge of foreign policy make him the best equipped to answer a phone ringing in the White House late at night.
McCain was in Jordan leading a week-long Congressional delegation and has stressed that the trip was not political, despite the decision to hold a fundraiser in London later this week.
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by LostNemesis
They are pissed about it.
Unfortunately for the Dems out there, they're also not falling for 'it'. The 'it' in this case is the left's attempt to divide the conservative vote and hand Obama an easy victory.
Conservatives learned that lesson in the 90s.
That's it. Proof positive that voters are some uneducated, dumbed down folks who don't do enough research at all. Or, they're letting their intolerance for another candidate blind them.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Eh? Political bigotry? .. Not surprising.
I trust a Republican over a Democrat when it comes to the economy. I trust a Democrat over a Republican when it comes to National Debt. I trust a Republican over a Democrat when it comes to national security. I trust a Republican over a Democrat when it comes to war. I trust a Democrat over a Republican to fix the social programs. I trust a Democrat to keep jobs in America. I trust a Republican not to raise my taxes, and expect it from a Democrat.
Looks like im an average fence sitter when it comes to politics (that are available).
And ironically I agree 100% with the story, I trust McCain over Obama when it comes to Iraq, Economics, and national security.
Then again I don't trust Obama at all I think hes an idiot. I think the Dems could have found a much better candidate.
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by mybigunit
I'm not telling you that its a great idea, but that is what is happening.
And in reality, a fair portion of the Republican base is happy enough with McCain. He's not their ideal candidate, but they're willing to accept the differences. Even the more anti-McCain conservatives will usually tell you that they agree with him on most of the issues.