In the above video, when the interviewer asks John McCain if he's a "read my lips candidate, no new taxes, no matter what," John McCain responds, "No new taxes."
However, he took the pledge back just two weeks later, as Think Progress describes, quoting from and ABC News interview and citing the Wall Street Journal:
Q: On ABC’s “This Week” on Feb. 17, in response to a question, “Are you a ‘read my lips’ candidate, no new taxes?” you replied, “No new taxes.” Did you mean that literally?
McCAIN: I’m not making a “read my lips” statement in that I will not raise taxes. But I’m not saying I can envision a scenario where I would, OK? But I’m not making it a centerpiece in my campaign. Think Progress
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
McCain Retracts "No New Taxes" Pledge After Two Weeks
Posted by Francis Holland at 10:46 AM