McCain: 'I'm Not a Rich Man'
This morning on MSNBCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Morning Joe, Sen. John McCain talked baseball with Joe Scarborough. Scarborough, calling McCain a Ã¢â‚¬Å“gambling man,Ã¢â‚¬Â� asked which baseball team would make it to the World Series. McCain said the Dodgers have potential, jokingly adding, Ã¢â‚¬Å“But that shows why IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a rich manÃ¢â‚¬Â�:
I think the Dodgers are not to be underestimated given the fact that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got some pretty strong pitching. So I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very possible that both of those teams, both the Dodgers and Red Sox, could surprise everybody. But that shows why IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a rich man. (Laughter)
Of course, McCain -- who owns roughly eight homes and 13 cars -- has always had a bizarre definition of rich. When Pastor Rick Warren asked him to Ã¢â‚¬Å“define rich,Ã¢â‚¬Â� McCain responded with a joke, asking, Ã¢â‚¬Å“How about $5 million?Ã¢â‚¬Â� In August, McCain said he defines rich Ã¢â‚¬Å“in other ways beside income.Ã¢â‚¬Â� He added that some people Ã¢â‚¬Å“are poor if theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re billionaires.Ã¢â‚¬Â�