David Frum On John McCain's Economy Problem

McCain: "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. ... I've got Greenspan's book." I have to agree with Frum on

McCain: "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. ... I've got Greenspan's book."

I have to agree with Frum on this one.

What if the economy is worse in September than it is today? Romney can talk comfortably and knowledgeably about healthcare, jobs, and trade. McCain - much less so. Won't that be a problem for the GOP in what may soon become a recession year?

The economy will be worse by then and when McCain said he doesn't know much about the economy---welll--that didn't help him in that area no matter how many times McCain denies saying this...

Perhaps from The Wall Street Journal, which on Nov. 26, 2005, published this quote from an interview with McCain: "I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated."

Or maybe the Boston Globe's Political Intelligence blog, which last Dec. 18 published this quote from McCain: "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. ... I've got Greenspan's book."


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