McCain Claims Victory for Failed Bailout Plan

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What can you say about a man who ran ads about winning the debate hours before it happened?  The GOP presidential candidate took full credit for building a bailout coalition that he didn’t do, only to watch the vote fail and Wall Street further implode.  I guess McCain doesn’t know much about leadership here either.

I love it when there’s video so we can’t quibble over what was meant or not meant.  This “I’m suspending my campaign to deal with the crisis” was a massive fail on the part of McCain. 

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said: “McCain said he was going to lead the Republican charge, he was going to make sure that this was a bipartisan success. He called charge, and the Republican retreated. That’s what happened here.”

I sure hope McCain has fun playing checkers with Bob Dole after the election.

 

  3 comments for “McCain Claims Victory for Failed Bailout Plan

  1. MM
    September 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    What an example of a team crowing about victory before crossing the finish line.

    What does it say, really, about a man who boasts many things about his leadership skills, only to have his own party revolt two to one against the measure he championed?

    But while it’s always fun to watch the blind leading the blind into the trench, I’m rather cautious about October and the inevitable shenanigans the Republicans will pull in the swing states to tweak the election their way. I would rather they admit that they failed in many senses and levels and seek a cleaner campaign in 2010 and 2012, but I fear that the overwhelming desire to see a perpetual Republican administration will trump reason and common sense, as well as our Constitution. I’d rather that this country not turn into something even remotely resembling Nazi Germany just to see Roe v. Wade overturned, thanks very much.

    Maybe it’s paranoia. I did request a mail-in ballot so I could be sure to avoid vulnerable electronic machines. Yeah, I know, our Sec. of State banned most of them. And, I didn’t do that because I suspect the folks at the registrar in Santa Ana or at the polling place of any potential wrongdoing; I want to make it easier for them to say, “we didn’t cheat with this citizen’s vote”.

  2. Lefty
    September 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm
  3. Lefty
    September 30, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    “You’re buying the Government” …

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wallstreet/weill/demise.html

    Who’s to blame … (nearly everyone) …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass-Steagall_Act

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