Saturday, March 1, 2008

McCain to take break, stop saying stupid things in March, advisers say.

After Republican presidential candidate John Sidney McCain, III told reporters on his campaign bus that he would lose the presidency because of his support for the Iraq War ("I lose, I lose") unless he can convince Americans that all is going well there, and after he confessed that "the issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should," now McCain's top policy adviser, Douglas Holz-Eakin, announces that McCain will retreat temporarily from the campaign trail in March while his advisers teach him what to say.

However, Mr. Holz-Eagin's policy advice might not prove very helpful in increasing John McCain's popularity, since he has previously written that the "cost and loss of life" in the Iraq war was "the right magnitude," and "the US must stay" in Iraq. In 2006, Holz-Eakin wrote that:
. . . the current and future budget cost and loss of life and health probably give the right magnitude ( . . . ) Politicians agree that the US must stay. ZAWYA.COM
McCain's adviser gives a preview of McCain's rationale for his presidential campaign, saying "There are Republicans in jail, former members of Congress ( . . . ) There is political corruption, and there is absolute criminal corruption." McCain will be the Republican Congressman promoted to the White House to clean up the corruption of his fellow Republican Congressman, like Randy Cunningham, Rep. Mark Foley (R) FL ("how old are you now" e-mails to Congressional interns) and Sen. Larry Craig (soliciting gay sex in train station bathroom). That's a proposal the Republicans can get behind!

Meanwhile, McCain's chief adviser Douglas Holz-Eakin, says it's "premature" to say whether Republican Congressmen will be routed at the polls in November. "Holtz-Eakin suggested that spending restraint and smaller government would remain hallmarks of the campaign, and Republicans around the country were pleased that McCain was leaving behind the GOP's recent legacy of profligacy." NationalJournal.Com

1 comment:

AgentX said...

"McCain to take break, stop saying stupid things in March, advisers say."
Too late! He was interviewed by The Wall St. Journal and he let loose with a real winner.

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/03/03/mccain-ss/
2 weeks ago said no new taxes on TV.
NOW he's saying "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."

So now he's planning on rolling with the Bush plan for "Personal Savings Accounts" to fix Social Security. However, his website says something different- that he is planning on using them to supplement Social Security. It's like listening to a radio with 2 speakers tuned to 2 different channels.