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Former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that John McCain is “milking every possible drop of advantage” from his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, USA Today reported Thursday.
Originally posted by The Barbarian
Even though I was not alive from 1977 - 1981, I have been informed by many on both sides of the political spectrum that Jimmy Carter was the worst President ever elected. Interest rates were between 18 and 21%, the unemployment percentage was in the double digits, and the entire economy was in shambles. I am not saying that we are in the Roaring Twenty's, but we are better off than Americans in the late 1970's. The nation was in such bad shape that Ronald Reagan won the election of 1980 with a single question.
Newsweek's Fineman: McCain campaign using POW status as 'crutch'
A spokesman for Senator John McCain recently attempted to deal with the flap over McCain not knowing how many houses he owns by asserting, "McCain is not an arugula-eating, pointy headed professor-type" ... [but] a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years -- in prison."
McCain Himself Invokes POW Past To Deflect Criticism Of Houses Gaffe
McCain slipped a reference to his war captivity into an interview McCain did with CBS that's airing today. He appeared to be referring to Joe Biden's crack yesterday that McCain has trouble considering people's kitchen table issues because he has to decide which of his own seven kitchen tables to use...
"I am grateful for the fact that I have a wonderful life," McCain said. "I spent some years without a kitchen table, without a chair, and I know what it's like to be blessed by the opportunities of this great nation...So the fact is that we have homes, and I'm grateful for it."
McCain’s ‘cone of silence’
The matter is of interest because Mr. McCain, who followed Mr. Obama’s hourlong appearance in the forum, was asked virtually the same questions as Mr. Obama. Mr. McCain’s performance was well received, raising speculation among some viewers, especially supporters of Mr. Obama, that he was not as isolated during the Obama interview as Mr. Warren implied.
Nicolle Wallace, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, said on Sunday night that Mr. McCain had not heard the broadcast of the event while in his motorcade and heard none of the questions.
“The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” Ms. Wallace said.
McCain Invokes POW Days to Repel Attacks, Court Votes (Update1)
When Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Senator John Edwards, rebuked McCain's medical-care proposal and noted that he'd always enjoyed government health benefits, McCain responded that he knows what it's like to get inadequate care -- ``from another government.'' During an October debate, while knocking a Hillary Clinton plan to help fund a museum celebrating Woodstock, McCain said he missed the 1969 festival because he was ``tied up at the time.'' Even his rivals applauded.
At a candidates' forum, he dismissed accusations that he was a carpetbagger with a well-timed ad lib: ``The place I lived the longest in my life was Hanoi.''
This time around, McCain and his strategists aren't holding back either. They've created posters and aired television advertisements showing him as prisoner, lying on his back, holding a cigarette.
He referred to his POW days today in Miami in a response to questions from reporters about accusations from Democrats that he's changed his positions on Cuba over the years.
``My record is unchanged and consistent for 24 years,'' McCain said. ``A Cuban officer and enlisted men came to Hanoi and tortured my friends -- killed one of them. My position on Cuba has been exactly the same.''
Originally posted by jamie83
The Dems are imploding. Whether Carter is wrong or right, saying this isn't going to get a single vote for Obama.
What's next? Will people start making fun of Palin because her baby has Down's Syndrome?
IDK about you guys, but i do not think ive ever heard john mccain really mention his POW "experience" in this election period or is it just me???? when is carter going to understand that he was a bigger failure than 8 years of bush?