September 18th, 2008
12:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Biden: McCain economic plan ‘ultimate Bridge to Nowhere’

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Joe Biden continued to slam McCain for his economic plan Thursday."]
CANTON, Ohio (CNN) – On the second day of his two-day swing through Ohio, Joe Biden continued to slam John McCain for his economic plan and lack of support for financial and health care regulation, calling the Arizona senator’s answers for the struggling economy “the ultimate Bridge to Nowhere.”

“John McCain literally stands alone now," said Biden at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, speaking on the museum’s Astroturf field. "Even with Bush, [he] stands alone now in saying the economy and the fundamentals are strong." "He is totally out of touch with the problems of average people.”

On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino refused to comment on McCain’s Monday remark that “the fundamentals of the economy are strong.” She said the White House didn’t want to become “part of the game,” adding, “We are in a position of strength to deal with this crisis.”

Biden painted McCain as a latecomer to financial regulation, a position the Delaware senator says is still at odds with McCain’s proposed health care plan.

“As [John McCain’s] saying he’s going to change and clean up Wall Street, re-regulate them rationally, he is calling for the effective de-regulation of the insurance industry,” said Biden. “How many of you trust your HMOs to make your decisions? How many of you trust your health insurance company if they didn’t have to listen to the state legislatures and tell you what they have to provide?”

“If you look at John McCain’s answers for the economy, and we’re in such desperate shape,” Biden continued, “[They’re] the ultimate bridge to nowhere. It’s nowhere. It takes you nowhere.”

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soundoff (257 Responses)
  1. Rob

    To borrow from the woman whom Obama did feel was as qualified as Biden to be his VP pick, accepting what Biden, Obama, and all you posters who are stunning examples of lib lap dogs have to say requires a suspension of belief, rational thought, and any intelligence.

    The Obama campaign resorts to outright lies and misquotes, taking things out of context, to scare voters. Instead of saying what exactly you'll do when you say 'CHANGE', you have your lackeys commit illegal activities hacking into email accounts. You lack any substantive policies or plans so you resort to dirty tricks, illegal actions, and crying and complaining when you don't get your way. The only thing you'd change is you'd make America topple from being the best country in the world.

    September 18, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. The Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    A friend of my accountant said that Biden is an idiot. and so is Obama/

    Now that is a stretch.

    The market is soaring today so I give that credit to McCain

    September 18, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  3. J.C.

    Let's get specific on why their policy will fail.
    We heard enough of bridge-to-nowhere.

    September 18, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. Andrew

    The bank crisis is basically caused by greed of the market and the rich. Then on the other side Americans like plastic things called credit cards.
    You spend and spend non-existing dollars. Humm.. Credit cards are through banks which get bigger loans against your credit to loan out more non-existing funds to other stupid Americans. See the cycle is not just Wall Street or corporations taking risks without common sense , it's also people wanting what they can't afford today or next month on their low income. So the problem starts with you , the bank, the rich morons, politicians .. every walk of life ..human that is in this country is at fault.
    The blame is on "us"! The Truth hurts so much we live to deny reality until you wake up to a fall Nation. "Blind until Death" the new American slogan.

    September 18, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  5. Andrea

    you go Joey the Shark, Sarah Baracuda please!!!!! give me a break, she's not as smart as a Baracuda but she can see Russia from her front porch.

    September 18, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  6. aware

    Biden, you should know that propping up Obama the "arrogant dilettante" with "dos caras" —"two faces" has reduced your integrity and credibility significantly! 🙁

    Obama has not demonstrated the experience, humility, servant leadership, relational skills, judgment, courage, stability, integrity, moral center or core values to be president of the United States of America! And, his constant lies are beyond belief!

    So, this former democrat and Hillary supporter will vote for McCain/Palin 08! 🙂

    September 18, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  7. Neteret01

    Whoa....Joe ain't playing..... Let's go people the time is now. Make sure you vote OBAMA come rain or shine, I don't care if there is a long line for hours. Your vote counts. Obama and Biden is working hard for us. Don't let them down!

    September 18, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
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