20080917: Economics 113: American Economic History: Mock Midterm
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John McCain Is Dishonest and Dishonorable:

I missed this, from McCain attack dog Joe Lieberman:

Lieberman: Obama Has Not Always "Put The Country First": In my opinion, the choice could not be more clear: between one candidate, John McCain, who's had experience, been tested in war and tried in peace, another candidate who has not. Between one candidate, John McCain, who has always put the country first, worked across party lines to get things done, and one candidate who has not. Between one candidate who's a talker, and the other candidate who's the leader America needs as our next candidate...

And, of course Newsweek's Howard Fineman said that McCain doesn't approve of Lieberman's message--it is not clear whether he believes that McCain is too befuddled to understand what his campaign is doing or is being carefully kept in the dark. Greg Sargent observed:

TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Fineman: McCain Wouldn't Approve Of His Own Campaign's Message: Wow, such perfect timing! Below we noted at some length that the national media was failing to hold the McCain campaign accountable for its surrogates' pattern of questioning Obama's patriotism.... Fineman said that while Lieberman's quote was clearly questionable, McCain himself wouldn't sanction it. "I still don't think if you said to McCain flat out, 'Do you approve of that kind of message,' that he would necessarily agree with it or support it," Fineman said. But Howard, the McCain campaign itself blasted Lieberman's quote out to its press list, which constitutes an official McCain campaign endorsement of the quote. Isn't McCain responsible for his own campaign's message? And besides, if McCain doesn't agree with Lieberman, why hasn't he said so yet?...

John McCain needs to retire, immediately. Joe Lieberman needs to retire, immediately. Howard Fineman needs to retire, immediately. Honest people don't vote Republican. Friends don't let friends read Newsweek or buy goods made by its advertisers.

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