John McCain’s chief export to Colombia appears to be bullshit:
The Republican senator from Arizona smiled as he denied he ever dissed his understanding of economics and said he was “more experienced than my opponent.”
The Republican presidential candidate made his comments during an exclusive interview from Cartagena, Colombia, with “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts, who asked McCain why he went abroad when the No. 1 issue for voters was the U.S. economy.
“You have admitted that you’re not exactly an expert when it comes to the economy,” Roberts began.
“I have not. I have not. I actually have not,” McCain interrupted. “I said that I am stronger on national security issues because of all the time I spent in the military. Very strong on the economy. I understand it. I have a lot more experience than my opponent.”
The original remark that prompted Roberts’ question and has haunted McCain slipped out last December in New Hampshire when McCain said, “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should.” He went on to joke, “I have Greenspan’s book,” referring to the biography that has just been published at the time by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
And at a January town hall meeting in Concord, N.H., McCain told the crowd, “I am not an expert on Wall Street. I am not an expert on some of this stuff.”
Several weeks ago he stated he never critiqued the media in his lime-green backdrop speech, when it was clear he absolutely did, in fact, state precisely what he denied he had said. Throw in his now endorsing the GI Bill he opposed all along, and other various things like this, and I really am wondering what he is thinking. Does he not remember saying this stuff, or does he think we don’t remember?
Or does he just think he can get away with it?
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