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. Adam

    He sounds sort of like an old man tonight... oh wait.

    January 30, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  2. Kate

    McCain clearly tries to run out the clock on the economic questions.

    January 30, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  3. Chris

    It's the Chuck Norris factor.

    January 30, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  4. Rich

    Seems to me Romney is very deftly reaching out to conservatives by BRINGING UP cutting entitlement programs. Remember when candidates dreaded that question being asked? How times have changed ...

    January 30, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  5. These Guys...really

    John McCain looks like he has Attention Deficiet Disorder. Then other times looks like he is going to take a nap.

    I can not imagine this guy running our country – seriously.

    January 30, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  6. Brandon, San Antonio

    I heard someone say today it doesn't matter if McCain wins he will be dead by the next election!

    January 30, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  7. Matt

    I cant believe that McCain just claimed that the Republicans lost power in 2006 because of spending, not the war in Iraq. Man, I wish the Democrats were involved in this debate so that someone would actually challenge him on that unbelievable statement.

    January 30, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  8. Chris

    Romney is spot on with immigration.

    January 30, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  9. Mike

    Well, he had no clue last time about a Presidential Working Group, and he doesn't know squat about economics anyway (see Ron Paul as the on-stage expert there), so this isn't surprising. Besides, he can't even balance his own campaign books, running up $4.5M in debt and a $1.6M hole overall after deducting cash on hand.

    January 30, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  10. Steven, Texas

    How did McCain get so much of the Florida vote when it came to economy issues? This guy has no idea. Romney just makes sense when talking about this stuff. Why didn't voters get this?

    January 30, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  11. Diego chick

    Totally agree. Said the same thing..His lack of breath on this issue of the economy is frightening!...

    January 30, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  12. Chris

    Gotcha flip-flop #2 McCain-Kennedy

    January 30, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  13. Max

    Senator McCain clearly doesn't understand economic policy. The knee-jerk Republican response is always about cutting taxes. How far can we go with the policy?

    January 30, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  14. Mark

    I don't understand what the hell McCain is talking about. I don't think he knows much about this issue. He's Rambling.

    January 30, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  15. Seth

    It all seems to be about Romney and McCain. They're dueling like Clinton and Obama. Give each potential nominee time with the media to stress his opinion! And about McCain, all of his remarks seem to be in Klingon.

    January 30, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  16. Steven, Texas

    McCain just does not come across as the individual prepared to make major economic decisions. I think his history points in a direction that does not mirror his recent claims.

    January 30, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  17. doug d

    I live in FL and I can tell you McCain got by with his respect from the older voters for being a Vet and with a 5 to 1hispanic vote over romney because of ihs cuban support and his horrible shamnesty act! Wake up america!

    January 30, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  18. Randall

    McCain never answers a straight question.....I was a foot soldier, I did this etc....and that is the problem, he was part of it. Esp. all the questions Mitt gave him that he did not answer and then Mitt answer every one of McCain's questions.....what an old timer!

    January 30, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  19. Skip Smith

    Somewhere in America, a bunch of Romney staffers are lined up at a computer ...

    January 30, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  20. maggieb

    Mccain stated he voted for the tax cuts Twice, He didn't , He is still tap dancing Around Immigration, He says secure the border first, but fails to expain him self after that, He would give Amnesty to all Illegals , He supports La Raza, but fails to vote for any bill that Supports Veterans.

    January 30, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  21. Becky

    McCain doesn't know what he is talking about concerning the housing mess.....he is soooooooooooo out of step with what is going on here on main street!!!!

    January 30, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  22. Lee

    Hillary will tear John McCain up Matt if he gets to debate with her. She will make him answer those questions – just like with Obama now – just throwing words out is not enough.

    Dear God McCain answer a question already!

    January 30, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  23. steve

    He has said several things tonight that when he gets done I just want someone to say..."DID ANYONE UNDERSTAND THAT??" I can't believe this guy is the front runner. I m not a republican but If I were....talk about depressing.....

    January 30, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  24. Dave

    Why the hell does anderson cooper skip over ron paul on every single question. this is ridiculous. CNN has the elections so slanted towards JUST the front runners. it makes me sick

    January 30, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  25. m grayson

    Mike hukabee, would make a great President. It's too bad he doesn't get the focus like McCain and Romney.

    January 30, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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