Behind the names that McCain spewed out of his mouth when Dr. Paul asked him about Bush's working group on the marketsSubmitted by ILUVRON2008 on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 14:02
and Warren Rudman
I received this from a gentleman on my meetup distribution Jason.
As you've seen in plenty of Youtube videos, John McCain made an idiot out of himself during the debate Thursday night when asked about President Bush's working group on the markets by Dr. Paul. He had no idea what Paul was talking about and his answer was rambling and reminded people of the Ms. South Carolina contestant who couldn't answer a question about students in America not being able to find Iraq on a map.
However, one point he was able to make clearly in all that mess was that there are two critical economic advisors to his campaign whom he would involve in these economic decisions - Warren Rudman and Phil Gramm.
Do yourself a favor and look both of these gentlemen up on Wikipedia and see just how insane it is for McCain to cite them as who he wants economic advice from.
So let me get this straight Mr. McCain - your two advisors either have been Democrats (Gramm) or played a key role in getting David Souter appointed to the Supreme Court (Rudman) where Souter proceeded to be the deciding vote in upholding Roe v. Wade. Not exactly staunch conservatives.
In the case of Gramm, he took in over $1,000,000 in campaign contributions from the Securities and Investment industry while he was chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. His wife was a director at ENRON and ENRON was a major contributor to his campaigns. Yeah that doesn't sound like a conflict of interest or anything.
Meanwhile, Rudman sits on the board of directors for Raytheon who is one of the largest military contractors in the world and also was on the board of directors of Collins & Aikman which filed for bankruptcy while he was on the board. Yes, let's listen to his economic views and policies. I wonder if he would advocate for more war?
Folks, McCain doesn't understand the economy (acknowledged by his own quotes in the Wall Street Journal that he then apparently forgot during the debate) so these are the guys he is going to turn to. As the economy grows in importance to voters, help explain to undecided people why Dr. Paul is the right candidate to turn the economy around. Show them his 4 point plan and then ask them if they would rather have that or if they want people like Phil Gramm and Warren Rudman running the economy of this country.