He Does Not Feel Our Pain...not McCainSubmitted by Paulette on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 10:19
I would venture to guess that if I asked each of you what you last paid for a gallon of gas, you could tell me. I paid $4.29 here in Yerington, NV. McCain does not relate to the "average" American, that is obvious. Asked an economics question by Ron Paul, he replies: "oh I don't know much about economics, I have people who will handle that." So, what do we know for sure about this presumptive presidential nominee chosen by the RNC: he was a captive in the Hanoi Hilton and married a rich woman. There is even baggage surrounding those "facts." Is this truly the best the Republican Party can "fix" as the Presidential nominee? Shame on them...let them feel our pain. Focus...
The following comment is from NorthStarwriters site.
Title: Your Problems? Don’t Ask John McCain; He Can’t Relate
Source: North Star Writers Group
URL Source: http://www.northstarwriters.com/eb060.htm
Published: Jul 1, 2008
Author: Eric Baerren
Asked the other day about the price of gasoline, and when the last time was that he’d bought any, John McCain offered up a bizarre answer:
“Oh, I don’t remember. Now there’s Secret Service protection. But I’ve done it for many, many years. I don’t recall and frankly, I don’t see how it matters. I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of town hall meetings, many as short a time ago as yesterday. I communicate with people and they communicate with me very effectively.”
A details-oriented wonk McCain apparently isn’t.
There are a lot of ways you could go with his answer, but perhaps the most obvious is that this was an answer given by a candidate who wasn’t at his sharpest.
The real question had nothing to do with how long ago McCain pumped his own gas, or what the price of it was at the time. Of course that kind of thing doesn’t really matter in a policy discussion. But the question had nothing to do with policy. It was whether John McCain felt our pain.
His answer is that he doesn’t feel our pain, which is a baffling answer for a presidential candidate to give these days. Presidents, at least in recent years, have been vetted as much by how much they could pawn themselves off as just another guy. The first President Bush was roundly mocked for not knowing what a grocery scanner was. John Kerry was mocked for ordering Swiss cheese on his Philly cheese steak. This year, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama drank beer on the campaign trail (Clinton, of course, used hers to chase a shot of expensive sipping whisky).