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McCain: I Have An Economic Plan, It’s Good (part 9)

Newsflash: John McCain is revising campaign messages. He unveiled a “new” economic plan today, and like the “new” stump speech he released yesterday, it’s exactly like the economic plan he released in September. Here’s some entertaining proof of the stump speech sameness:

As for his economic plan new or old (same thing), it’s actually straightforward supply-side formula that a worthy GOP candidate could sell. But McCain continues to be unable to articulate his economic plan, as you can see from our series on the topic. It’s one humorous blunder after another. Not so humorous is the idea that he could be in charge of the economy—if he can’t articulate his plan, how can he execute it? And who is to say that a supply side model can get us out of the mess we’re in?