Getting fired and embarassing your entire company will do that to a guy:
MATTHEWS: OK. Why is this an important debate? Because the people out there — I’m trying to keep track. I have sort of sworn to myself over the weekend that I’m going to try to keep this campaign focused on real issues that really matter, like how are we going to compete in the world economically?
We have got a 6.1 percent unemployment rate. It’s spiking. It’s going to higher — probably be higher next month. We owe $10 trillion, the federal government now. It only owed about $4 trillion when the Bush administration came in — all kinds of economic challenges out there, including energy, transportation, infrastructure.
Is this what we’re debating, who backed what boondoggle? How does it get to the big question of who should rule the country the next eight years?