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McCain: I Have An Economic Plan, It’s Good (part 3)

Mark Sanford, a top vice president candidate for John McCain, was asked on CNN this morning what differences are there if any between Bush’s and McCain’s economic policies. His response was to draw a mumbling, fumbling blank. Must-watch video and transcript below.

BLITZER: Are there any significant economic differences between what the Bush administration has put forward over these many years as opposed to now what John McCain supports?

SANFORD: Um, yeah. For instance, take, you know, take, for instance, the issue of — I’m drawing a blank, and I hate it when I do that, particularly on television. Take, for instance the contrast on NAFTA. I mean, I think that the bigger issue is credibility in where one is coming from, are they consistent where they come from.

In May, we said that “McCain’s economic plans consist of pure flip-floppery and stump speech populism.” This latest blunder makes that approach look like sound strategy. McCain’s economic policy gaffes are so frequent, we now have a plan to do a series. It’s Good.

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