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CNN: McCain takes credit for bailout

Monday, September 29, 2008 by Dave Winer.

In this video clip, McCain takes credit for the success of the bailout, and disparages Obama for staying on the sidelines.  Permalink to this paragraph

McCain has already engineered a breathtaking 180 degree flip-flop, he now blames Obama for killing the deal.  Permalink to this paragraph

Judge for yourself what role McCain played, but there are strong arguments to be made that bringing Presidential politics into such a serious matter probably wasn't a good idea, and there's no doubt that McCain, in dramatically suspending his campaign, did exactly that. Did the House members sign on to the deal as he asked them to? Obviously not enough. Permalink to this paragraph

Anyway this story is being reported widely but until now, we haven't had the video on the web. This makes all the difference when you see how McCain, who obviously has been coached on how to seem more like Teddy Roosevelt, becomes a real caricature of himself. Permalink to this paragraph

If you're in a hurry, start listening at about 2:00.  Permalink to this paragraph

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