Daily Archives: September 16, 2008

Fiorina clarifies: ‘I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation.’

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Earlier today, McCain spokeswoman Carly Fiorina told a St. Louis radio program that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) was not qualified to run a business. This afternoon, she reiterated her comments on MSNBC, this time clarifying that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — or any other presidential candidate — couldn’t run a major corporation either. Watch it:

Fiorina said that “it’s a fallacy” to compare the presidency to running a company, and thus McCain’s inability to run a corporation shouldn’t matter. Similarly, this morning campaign spokesman Douglas Holtz-Eakin seemed to suggest that McCain’s understanding of the economy was not important, since he’s “not running to be treasury secretary.

Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor responded: “If John McCain’s top economic advisor doesn’t think he can run a corporation, how on Earth can he run the largest economy in the world in the midst of a financial crisis? Apparently even the people who run his campaign agree that the economy is an issue John McCain doesn’t understand as well as he should.”

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Fiorina clarifies: ‘I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation.’

Think Progress –

Earlier today, McCain spokeswoman Carly Fiorina told a St. Louis radio program that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) was not qualified to run a business. This afternoon, she reiterated her comments on MSNBC, this time clarifying that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — or any other presidential candidate — couldn’t run a major corporation either. Watch it:

Fiorina said that “it’s a fallacy” to compare the presidency to running a company, and thus McCain’s inability to run a corporation shouldn’t matter. Similarly, this morning campaign spokesman Douglas Holtz-Eakin seemed to suggest that McCain’s understanding of the economy was not important, since he’s “not running to be treasury secretary.

Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor responded: “If John McCain’s top economic advisor doesn’t think he can run a corporation, how on Earth can he run the largest economy in the world in the midst of a financial crisis? Apparently even the people who run his campaign agree that the economy is an issue John McCain doesn’t understand as well as he should.”

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Rachel Maddow Show: Economic Storm

Robert Reich former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and a current economic advisor to the Obama campaign talks to Rachel Maddow about the current economic crisis.

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Rachel Maddow Show: Economic Storm

Robert Reich former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and a current economic advisor to the Obama campaign talks to Rachel Maddow about the current economic crisis.

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Countdown: Paul Krugman on the Econimic Crisis

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Countdown: Paul Krugman on the Econimic Crisis

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>Obama Keeps Hitting McCain On The Economy

>It’s the economy stupid!
It’s time to concentrate on the issues and the economy is #1 at the moment.

“In Colorado, Obama is currently hammering McCain again for his claim that the “fundamentals of our economy are strong” — another sign that the Obama team thinks they’ve got McCain in a serious gaffe that perfectly reinforces the message that McCain is out of touch with the economic distress of most Americans.”

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