ASPEN, Colorado (CNN) – For the first time since removing himself from John McCain’s campaign, former Sen. Phil Gramm publicly crossed paths with the presumptive Republican nominee at an event Thursday in Aspen.
Gramm stepped down from his role as co-chairman of McCain’s campaign in July after Democrats assailed him for telling a newspaper that the country was in a “mental recession” and describing the United States as “a nation of whiners.”
Gramm and his wife had front row seats for a conversation today between McCain and Walter Isaacson, the president of the Aspen Institute. The event was put on by the Aspen Institute and not the McCain campaign.
Along with Gramm, other McCain allies in attendance included top campaign adviser Charlie Black, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, and Lewis Eisenberg, national finance chairman for the Republican National Committee’s Victory '08 campaign.
Why did McCain attempt to sneak Phil Gramm out of his campaign in the middle of the night? I mean I know he called Americans “WHINERS” and said that the economic slowdown is only a “MENTAL RECESSION”, but isn’t Dr. Phil Gramm (Economist) the primary architect of Senator McCain’s economic plan?
McCain has already stated he knows ZERO on the economy. Now This? I’m sure he will trot out some replacement but the principles from Gramm are going to remain embedded in McCain’s plan, otherwise it was a bad plan to begin with.
Without him close to McSane. McSurge would not have a clue what the economy is all about.
eww! I must go take a shower now!
Gramm was spotted at a McCain event Thursday.'jil another old dusty Whiner... why is this News!!!
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Perhaps Phil was just there to help out his buddy McCain if there were any questions relating to WHO got us into this Financial sector crisis...
Good ol' boy Phil outta know the answer to that one.....Oh come on Phil, quit yur whining!!! LoL.....
eewww he looks like a guys you wouldnt allow around your kids
I was sick of this guy back during the Reagan years, and I'm just as sick of him now.
This guy represents no one ...
In reality, I'll bet Phil Gramm is one smart puppy, but he certainly would be the LAST person I'd get any advice from. The man has no principles, scruples or empathy for others. He has no sense of decency and considers most Americans to be no more than bubblegum on the sole of his shoe. Oops...I'm whining again.....
up next: Jared spotted at a Subway.
We all knew that he was still a part of the McCain campaign but just on the down low.
hey people show them republicans how much you whine VOTE OBAMA 08
Today John McCain stated that the Georgian conflict is the worst crisis since the cold war. What about 9/11, the fight against terrorisn, the lose of liberties to hold off the terrorists and the invasions of Afghanistan?
John McCain is not fit to be the president of the United States nor commander in chief!!
Oh golly C.N.N. You are so fast on your feet. Did you or anyone else think he was not going to be involved? It is about time C.N.N. tries to be a news orginization again rather than a gossip outlet.
Just because the news doesn't report it, my guess would be many of McCain supporters are still around.
Where was Gomer Pyle? OOOPS–I mean Mike Huckabee
Out bashing Romney-probably!
please google songbird mccain
not a drop about this in the corporate media
Watching McCain on the ABC Sunday politics show a few weeks ago,
I am convinced McCain has A PERSONALITY DISORDER.
He a power hungry, listen to no one, crazy man.
America won't forget that you called us a nation of WHINERS.
Go home you old and out of touch fogey!
Same old McMilitary, keep your cronies around even after they are discredited....don't let anyone tell you who can be your advisors....when will someone knock those chips of the Bush/Cheney/McCain shoulders once and for all.....:)
This should let all those GOP backers know how the REAL economic plans of John McCain are constructed....remember Enron, Mr. Gramm???
Wake me up I am having the worst nightmare of my life. Hope this is not a real choice. I am starting to having morning sickness all day long.
Phil Gramm was right! We are a "Nation of whinners", look only at those "bitter Hillary supporters" and those losing their homes and jobs, or the "REAL WHINNERS", that leave comments on this ticker!
I will try this again:
Where is the blog on McCain stating today at his news conference the the Georgia situation is "the worst international crisis since the Cold War..."
Iraq and Afghanistan
...and everything else the Republicans have used to con and terrify people!!
Why do you continually let McCain off Scot free......enough og the Clintons, pictures on the beach, Huckabee...
The heck with McCain's daughter web site . We don't need your advice Joe to check that crap out . Enough is rnough. You go to that website and take that old fort McCain with you.