It’s All in Our Heads

John McCain tells Neil Cavuto at Fox News that many of Americans’ economic problems are “psychological” (emphasis in original):

This week on Fox News, Neil Cavuto asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) about the worth of rescinding an 18-cent gas tax as prices at the pump escalate this summer. McCain responded that “a lot of our problems today” are “psychological” — even the “ability to keep our own home”:

I’m very concerned about it, Neil. And obviously the way it’s been going up is just terrible. But I think psychologically — and a lot of our problems today, as you know, are psychological — the confidence, trust, the uncertainty about our economic future, ability to keep our own home. This might give them a little psychological boost. Let’s have some straight talk, it’s not a huge amount of money.

I’m sure that any minute now, the heavy hitters in the media will be jumping all over McCain’s obvious contempt for ordinary struggling Americans. Can’t be “looking down on Americans” much more than telling them high gas prices and the home mortgage crisis are all in their heads.

3 Responses to “It’s All in Our Heads”

  1. Chief says:

    “jumping all over McCain’s obvious contempt for ordinary struggling Americans”

    Don’t hold your breath for McCain is the Anointed One (trade mark pending)

  2. abanterer says:

    If I married an heiress who could underwrite my life, I might think the economy was doing pretty swell too.

  3. Macswain says:

    Uhm … your analysis has a huge and obvious whole. It’s the “Preznit giv me turkee” thing, all over again.

    I mean, really, who wants to be left out of the next barbecue?

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