McCain, today: “The fundamentals of our economy are still strong but these are very, very difficult times. I promise you we will never put America in this position again.”
Speaking here in Macomb County, referred to as the heart of Reagan Democratic terrain, Biden focused primarily on the economy, pouncing especially on McCain saying again today that he fundamentals of the economy remain strong.
“That’s what John said,” Biden assured a booing crowd. “He says that, ‘We’ve made great progress economically’ in the Bush years. Ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen, I could walk from here to Lansing, and I wouldn’t run into a single person who thought our economy was doing well — unless I ran into John McCain.”
Team Obama today:
“Today of all days, John McCain’s stubborn insistence that the ‘fundamentals of the economy are strong’ shows that he is disturbingly out of touch with what’s going in the lives of ordinary Americans,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said. “Even as his own ads try to convince him that the economy is in crisis, apparently his 26 years in Washington have left him incapable of understanding that the policies he supports have created an historic economic crisis.”
If the new standard is that you can pick and choose which parts of the sentence you want to quote, can we point out that Obama admitted that McCain has not talked about “my Muslim faith“?