Unfortunately for John McCain, his little adventure in hysterical drama, in response to the economic crisis is NOT a mystery.
We know what he did, where he went, what he said and it is not only not impressive, it is pathetic. Worse, the politicians and right wing pundits who are trying to spin-sell his "maverick" move are even worse.
Here's a you tube of John Kerry reporting what really went down. (Why couldn't he act like this when he ran for president? Why couldn't Gore get tough when he ran. What the hell! Why can't Barack get tough now? I'll tell you why, weak handlers and advisors. )
Below the Youtube, you can read the transcript.
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Barack Obama was in constant touch with Secretary Paulson almost every single day, sometimes several times a day, for the last two weeks.
Barack Obama was the first person to speak and lay out, at that meeting at the White House, for about seven or eight minutes the entire parameters of what we had resolved.
John McCain, when offered the opportunity to speak, passed, didn't speak until the very end, and when he spoke, did not offer a solution and did not say what he would support.
The fact is that on a Monday of about a week ago, John McCain said the fundamentals of our economy are strong. Within a few days, John McCain was suspending his campaign because of the greatest crisis since World War II. He suspended his campaign and it took him 22 hours to get from New York to Washington-- a one-hour flight-- had time to go do Katie Couric in an interview, had time to give a speech to the Clinton millennium, and when he got here, he wound up - I mean, he said he was going to interrupt his campaign to come down and save the negotiations. Most people believe what he did was interrupt the negotiations to come down and save his campaign.
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