DNC - See the Video McCain Wanted You To Miss

Washington, DC -- This morning the McCain campaign sent around a video clip of John McCain on Good Morning America under the "In Case You Missed It" headline. What the clip did not include, however, is Senator McCain misleading the voters on his own admission that the economy is something "I still need to be educated on" despite his 25 years in Washington. When the reporter interviewing McCain began her question by noting that McCain has "admitted that you're not exactly an expert when it comes to the economy," McCain interrupted and said "I have not. I have not. Actually I have not." [ABC News, Good Morning America, 7/2/08]

In reality, McCain has repeatedly acknowledged that he doesn't understand the economy and that he's "not smart enough" to solve challenges like the mortgage crisis. He has, however, read Alan Greenspan's book.

Today, your friends at the Democratic National Committee released the video that McCain's campaign wanted you to miss. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVVIw7oZEyk.

"Apparently John McCain's campaign thinks the voters haven't already noticed that he was right when he admitted he doesn't understand the economy as well as he should," said DNC Communications Director Karen Finney. "As the voters have gotten to know John McCain, they realize that he is offering more of the same failed and flawed Bush policies that have left America's working families struggling to keep their jobs, stay in their homes, and pay more for everything from gasoline to groceries. The last thing Americans can afford is John McCain's promise of four more years of the Bush economy."

McCain: Straight Talk on the Economy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVVIw7oZEyk 

Script:

CHYRON: John McCain: Straight Talk on the Economy?

QUESTION: "You have admitted that you're not exactly an expert when it comes to the economy and many have said --

MCCAIN: I have not. I have not. Actually i have not. [ABC News, Good Morning America, 7/2/08]

CHYRON: Housing Crisis: Keene, NH - 12/04/07

MCCAIN: "But I can't come down now and give you a specific solution because I don't claim to be smart enough." [Keene Sentinel editorial board, 12/4/07]

CHYRON: Interest Rates, Republican Debate, 10/09/07]

QUESTION: Has Ben Bernanke cut rates aggressively enough.

MCCAIN: I don't have that kind of expertise to know exactly whether he has cut interest rates sufficiently or not. [CNBC Debate, 10/09/07]

CHYRON: Wall Street & Stuff: Concord, NH - 12/17/07]

MCCAIN: "I am not an expert on Wall Street, I am not an expert on some of this stuff." [McCain Town Hall, Concord, NH, 12/17/07]

CHYRON: Meet the Press, 1/27/08

QUESTION: "Senator McCain, you have said repeatedly, quote, I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated. Is it a problem for your campaign that the economy is now the most important issue, one that by your own acknowledgement is something you're not well versed on?"

MCCAIN: "Actually, I don't know where you got that quote from. I'm very well versed in economics.

QUESTION: "Well, I'll--"

MCCAIN: "Now I know where you got that quote from. Now I know where you got that quote."

QUESTION: "I will show you where I got that quote from. I got it from John McCain, And here it is. "[McCain] is refreshingly blunt when he tell[s] me: 'I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.'" [Meet the Press, 1/27/08]

QUESTION: "You have admitted that you're not exactly an expert when it comes to the economy and many have said --

MCCAIN: I have not. I have not. Actually i have not. [ABC News, Good Morning America, 7/2/08]

CHYRON: Straight Talk?