McCain: "I'm Not A Rich Man"


It comes at around 55 seconds in. I know, it's a joke, but Jesus Christ, could he have more blatantly said how out of touch with people he is? How little seriousness that he has for Americans that are struggling and really aren't rich men? Furthermore, for someone who describes themselves as a gambler, is it a great idea to admit that you're a lousy gambler?

Tags: mccain, morning joe, Out of Touch (all tags)

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15 Comments

Tips?

Since I'm really NOT a rich man.

by vcalzone 2008-10-02 05:43AM | 0 recs
These days people who make under $10M/year

Feel middle class, not rich.

They look around them and see lots of really rich people who have lots more than they do. They can't afford private jets.. They have to fly first class, they worry about their investments, etc.

Life is tough for them..  (not really, but studies have shown that is how they see it.)

As far as the rest of us, we don't register. Its as if we don't exist.

by architek 2008-10-02 05:47AM | 0 recs
Of Course

McCain isn't in that class, since we know that he almost exclusively flies on a private jet.

by vcalzone 2008-10-02 05:51AM | 0 recs
Duh.

It's the only way to get around Arizona.

by Dracomicron 2008-10-02 05:54AM | 0 recs
But I know what you mean

It drives me crazy to see people coming on here complaining because they make $250,000 a year. I know it must be tough having to buy a new Toyota instead of a new BMW, but I think you can manage.

by vcalzone 2008-10-02 05:54AM | 0 recs
Re: But I know what you mean

$250K doesn't get you very far in silicon valley or New York City...  it's all relative...

by LordMike 2008-10-02 06:51AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain: "I'm Not A Rich Man"

Technically He probably isn't that rich... if you DON'T count the fact that he's a gold digger...

"I ain't saying he's a gold digger... But I don't see him hanging with no broke..." um... woman.  

by yitbos96bb 2008-10-02 05:59AM | 0 recs
Almost fell off my hovercraft

when I hear that whopper.

What a douchenozzle.  Fucker owns the mortgage on the cardboard box I live in.

by mydailydrunk 2008-10-02 06:16AM | 0 recs
McCain is just announcing his post election plan!

He's soon to announce that after he loses on Nov 4th, he will be touring in a remake of Fiddler on the Roof?

It will be a modernization, instead of Russian Jews, it will be rich WASPS in Arizona.

McCain will be playing Tevye..Er, I mean Tom, a retired investment banker, and his song

"I'm not a rich man"

is actually a complaint that his bail-out package from Bears Sterns was cut from 65 Million to  62 million, cause he cost the company 32 billion dollars in bad credit swaps...

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-02 06:52AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain is just

Damn, I didn't realize you got to that one before me.  We think alike.

by rfahey22 2008-10-02 06:57AM | 0 recs
I admit I was thinking 'dweedle dweedle dum'

All day long, in fact.

by Dracomicron 2008-10-02 07:20AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain: "I'm Not A Rich Man"

Maybe he's practicing for a tryout in Fiddler on the Roof.

by rfahey22 2008-10-02 06:56AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain: "I'm Not A Rich Man"

Great minds think alike!

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-02 07:00AM | 0 recs
You don't understand

1)  If McCain SAYS "I'm not a rich man", some people will believe him and quote him.  He said it so it must be true.

2)  There are:
People who have little to no money and they want more money.
People who have some money ... they want more money.
People who have a tidy sum of money ... and they want more money.
People who are doing very well financially .... and they want more money.

What we (um, I) have failed to recognized is that this "want" is no different in the very wealthy.  That is:

People who have tons of money ... want more money.

This doesn't make sense to me, from where I'm sitting in a nice house with nice things ... and I'm fine really, but I could sure use "some more money".  "Those people" have all the money I could ever want and then some.  But they don't have all the money THEY WANT.

3)  Some people feel poor even though they have tons of things.  AND some people feel very rich in the midst of want and need.  The latter are truly the happier and more peaceful.

Pontificating along ....

by Southern Mouth 2008-10-02 07:57AM | 0 recs
You know, come to think of it...

He is telling the truth.

His WIFE is rich, he's just tagging along.

It's not like he took her fortune and built upon it, he just ditched the first poor wife for a better all around deal.

Family values, eh?

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-02 08:07AM | 0 recs

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