John McFlipFlop

I’ve been doing my best to keep up with all of Senator John McCain’s flip-flops on a whole host of issues throughout the course of his Presidential campaign, and let me tell you, it’s been hard work. McCain’s flip-flopped more during this campaign than John Kerry could have ever hoped to, and there’s still four months left until election day.

During an appearance on the Today Show this morning, McCain was asked about his previous statement that he doesn’t understand economics well. The exact quote is:

“The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should. I’ve got Greenspan’s book.”

The quote itself comes from a Boston Globe article from December 2007. Now despite the fact that McCain has admitted he doesn’t understand economics that well, he’s now attempting to rewrite the past. During his appearance on the Today Show, McCain flatly denied ever having said the economy wasn’t his cup of tea, and he went on to say, “I’m very strong on the economy. I understand it. I have a lot more experience than my opponent.”

Once again the Straight Talk Express has gone off the tracks, and instead we’re left with the Double Talk Express, and I’ve come to the realization that John McCain circa 2008 will say or do anything to win this election, principles be damned.


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5 thoughts on “John McFlipFlop

  1. On the bright side, we know he has to be staying pretty fit, with all the backflips McCain’s been doing.

  2. You mean like the one Obama is about to make about Iraq and troop withdrawal? Just watch…
    His promise to be out of Iraq in 16 months was unrealistic and he knew it, but he still made the promise. (Does that count as a lie?) I wonder why he made that unrealistic promise? Oh, yes, that is right. To get selected.

  3. FP,

    If Obama kept to his original statement, you would have called him unrealistic and that he should change. But now that he said that he is open to change, you call him a flip-flopper. In other words, there is nothing that Obama could do that would have satisfied you.

    McCain on the other hand, does it without prompting. In fact, he’s changed his mind so many times about the economy, he can’t even remember what he said.

  4. FP, I see your point regarding Obama, but I’m looking at a long-term pattern of behavior on the part of John McCain. For a man to say he doesn’t understand the economy to turn around and then deny he ever said it isn’t just a flip-flop – it’s an outright lie.

    Further, my issue with John McCain’s flip-flops stems primarily from his continued use of the “Straight Talk Express” shtick, despite the fact that we’re getting anything but “Straight Talk” from him.

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