Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The McCain campaign (contd)

So today Senator McCain announces a new economic plan, including the following statement:

"McCain said President Bush's $250 billion plan to buy shares in the nation's leading banks should be short-term and last only until the institutions are reformed and put on a sound footing again. "When that is accomplished," McCain said, "government will relinquish its interest in these private companies. We're going to get the government out of the business of bailouts and equity stakes and back in the business of responsible regulation."

Great. Sounds to me like he's trying to sound like a Democrat on the economy, only a little bit less so. It's me-tooism, and it won't work.

And then there's also this coming out today:

"John McCain said Tuesday that Barack Obama is “probably ensured” that his association with 1960s radical William Ayers will come up in Wednesday’s debate. “I was astonished to hear him say that he was surprised that I didn’t have the guts” to bring up Ayers, McCain said on KMOX, a St. Louis radio station. “I think he is probably ensured that it will come up this time.”

Great. Again, one day he's not talking about it, the next day he is. Not a clear message; no clear distinction between he and Obama. Not a way to win a campaign.