posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 12:32 PM
Was just watching that covered on TV
Very interesting how he's using the age-old flipology that is usually associated with the democrats
first he says
I was there at the Reagan Revolution. I was there just after we enacted the first tax cuts and the restraints on spending. I was chairman of
the Commerce Committee in the Senate, which addresses virtually every major economic issue that affects the US. I'm very well versed on economics.
That's why I have a strong team around me that respect my views and my vision. And that's why The Wall Street Journal, in a survey of economists
recently, that the majority of economists thought that I could handle the nation's economy best. And I have been a consistent fighter to restrain
spending and to cut taxes. And my credentials & my experience & my knowledge of these economic issues, I think, are extensive. And I would match them
against anybody who's running.
But this only strikes a glaring contrast to his earlier assertions:
"I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be
He has made similar comments recently. The Chicago Tribune quoted McCain talking to reporters on Dec. 18, 2007:
"The issue of economics is something that I've really never understood as well as I should. I understand the basics, the fundamentals, the
vision, all that kind of stuff."