"I suppose the McCain campaign's hope is that when there's a big crisis, people will go for age and experience," George Will said. "The question is who in this crisis looked more presidential, calm and unflustered. It wasn't John McCain, who, as usual, substituting vehemence for coherence said let's fire somebody and picked one of the most experienced and conservative people in the administration."Yeah, Republican drones will say this is just proof of the "biased liberal media" but they're morons. My response is simple: since Republicans now rely on propagandists like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh for their "news", reality has a liberal bias.
Cokie Roberts compared McCain's optimism about the American economy – he said the "fundamentals of our economy are strong" days before the financial fallout -- to former Republican President Herbert Hoover.
Hoover also praised the economy after bank failures and job layoffs, saying "the fundamental business of the country… is on a sound and prosperous basis."
The Great Depression followed soon after.
"He’s a Republican and whenever Republicans get into this kind of mess… the specter of Herbert Hoover comes out to haunt them," Roberts said.
Sam Donaldson cited McCain’s past voting record as contradictory to his current claims of tough regulation and wondered if the senator was "getting his talking points confused."
"I think the question of McCain’s age is back on the table," Donaldson said.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wow. George Will Hits McCain Hard...
Pretty damning stuff from a well-respected conservative (and others) on today's This Week with George Stephanopoulos (Will's comments are about three minutes in):