January 30th, 2008
08:38 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: What is McCain talking about?

The mortgage mess brings a rambling, unfocused answer from McCain, that manages to work in everything from Wall Street penalties to a town in Norway.

He sees spending cuts as his in with the conservative vote – which it might well be.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Fred Ganjani

    Why should I vote for Mc cain? He is part of the problem. His hands are bloody. Now he wants to attack Iran just to please the Israelies. Ask him if he has ever visited the west bank and see how palestanians are being treated in their own land.

    Tell him you have been a senator for so long and you are in your 70s. why don't you give someone else a chance. Hang it up.

    January 30, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  2. Sandra

    McCain will be a great opponent for Obama or Clinton because they will make him look like somebody with dementia. However, the Republicans will bury Clinton with her negatives and they are chomping at the bit to do it. Obama vs McCain for the general election! Obama for President!

    January 30, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  3. beth ann boehmler

    Poor Sen McCain! He is defeated by Gov Romney's ability to articulate ideas and solutions. All Sen McCain can talk about is his ability to lead the largest squadron in the history of the Navy, having been a foot soldier in Reagan's Conservative movement, his patriotism, etc. Iraq is coming along quite nicely (thank you President Bush) what's not so great now is the economy.

    January 30, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  4. Mary Myers

    Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are clearly more knowledgable on economics than McCain and Huckabee. Ron Paul gave the truthful answers while McCain sneered at him.

    Ron Paul is the most like Reagan in his courage and beliefs, while MIke Huckabee clearly has Reagan's ease and style in communicating.

    January 30, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  5. Corinna

    I have no idea what he was talking about most of the time. Senator McCain did not answer the questions he was asked. The only straight talk from him was on the illegal immigration issue. Can anybody tell me why so many Governors are endorsing him? Sure hope Senator McCain will not be the Republican choice on November.

    January 30, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  6. Dan

    Swartzenegger is endorsing McCain? What a fool!!!

    January 30, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  7. Justin

    Will somebody please tell McCain to take that wad of chew out of his left check and talk instead of slurring his words.

    January 31, 2008 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  8. Marti, San Diego CA

    Great question, Bill. What is he talking about? Once again McCain clearly shows he doesn't have a clue about economic issues–despite his lies to the contrary during the last debate

    I don't know if it's age, a lesser degree of intelligence, or plain inability to remember what his staffers have labored to tell him should be his talking point. Watch any debate or read any transcript, the guy rambles all over the place. The one thing you know is that at some point he will remind you that he was a "foot soldier in the Reagan revolution" or that he has all sorts of buddies named Jack Kemp or Phil Graham or Tom Ridge......blah blah blah

    Outside of his laundry list of names or something he thinks he remembers doing 30 years ago (before he turned into the "Maverick"), did he tell you anything new last night–anything you could follow and understand?

    Ah yes, there was one thing, he continued to lie about Romney's record in MA and Romney's statements on the war in Iraq. He lied with a smile on his face even after Anderson called him out on it and Romney again clearly set the record straight.

    The Straight Talk Express is broken. McCain Lies

    January 31, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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