Posted by | September 18, 2008 11:09 | Filed under: Top Stories

All of them are named John.  But which John McCain would be the one to occupy the White House?

Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal editorialized about the conflicting words of John McCain on the economy, alternating between messages of free markets and populism.

…it still sounded as if this week’s version of the McCain Presidency would be more about restructuring private financial markets he doesn’t understand than fixing the Washington he knows.


Flip-flopping between assertions that the economy is fundamentally strong and populist promises to rip apart its financial plumbing creates confusion about what exactly Mr. McCain really thinks.


Some of his conflicting statements are highlighted in the video below.

  • “We cannot have the taxpayers bailout AIG or anyone else…”
  • “I am less government, less regulation, lower taxes, etc, etc.”
  • “Our financial market approach should be by…removing regulatory and tax impediments to raising capital”
  • “We’re gonna put an end to the reckless conduct, corruption and unbridled greed that has caused the crisis on wall street.”

h/t Crooks and Liars

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