McCain Rejects Phil Gramm's Americans are Whiners Speech

Posted on July 10, 2008

John McCain had to quickly distance himself from his economic adviser former Senator Phil Gramm. Gramm said that we're a nation of whiners and that we're in an "mental recession." Democrats pounced on the comments as being out of touch and heartless. McCain does a good job with the recovery, but what in the world was Gramm thinking? It's true that we technically had two quarters of negative GDP, but the economy is in trouble and people are suffering. The comments were politically tone deaf, to say the least.