McCain Tries to (Re)Reboot Economic Plan

Consider a brief timeline of events.

On Saturday, the McCain campaign leaked word that it would launch a new economic plan in response to the financial crisis, which "would amount to a do-over from the hasty introduction of McCain's mortgage buy-up program."

On Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of McCain's closest allies and most enthusiastic campaign surrogates, confirmed that McCain would, in fact, unveil a detailed new economic proposal on Monday.

On Sunday evening, the McCain campaign said Graham didn't know what he was talking about. A spokesperson said the campaign had no plans to announce "any policy proposals outside of the proposals that John McCain has announced."

On Monday afternoon, shortly after Barack Obama unveiled a detailed new economic proposal, the McCain campaign announced it would unveil a new financial policy after all on Tuesday.

So, over the course of 72 hours, according to his own campaign, McCain had a new economic plan, didn't have a new economic plan, and now does have a new economic plan.


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