McCain: "This bill is putting us on the brink of economic disaster"
by Josh Orton, Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 06:17:40 AM EDT
"This bill is putting us on the brink of economic disaster."
McCain voted for it...less than 24 hours ago.
At the beginning of last week, I started to suspect that McCain wanted to oppose this bill, throw Bush over the bow, and demagogue faux-populism. He kept toeing the line, but never pulled the trigger. Perhaps because Republican Congressional leaders didn't want to get squeezed between McCain and Bush. Or maybe McCain's advisers were split. Who knows?
Maybe this wasn't always the case, but opposing a bill 12 hours after voting for it seems a ritual McCain move these days.
Update [2008-10-2 11:18:33 by Josh Orton]: Just to be clear, I'm not saying he's necessarily flip-flopping here - but given his campaign so far, it's a bit hard to tell.