McCain till hård attack mot Bush

Idag riktade McCain sin hårdaste kritik mot Bushs hantering av den finansiella krisen och det republikanska partiets styre under de senaste 8 åren. McCain säger idag bland annat att ”We just let things get completely out of hand”. Intervjun kan du läsa i Washington Post. Med tanke på opinionsläget och Bushs fortsatt låga popularitet måste McCain distansiera sig från honom. Det försöker man nu göra samtidigt som Obama rullar annonser på tv med en McCain som omfamnar Bush.

Sen. John McCain on Wednesday blasted President Bush for building a mountain of debt for future generations, failing to pay for expanding Medicare and abusing executive powers, leveling his strongest criticism to date of an administration whose unpopularity may be dragging the Republican Party to the brink of a massive electoral defeat. ‘We just let things get completely out of hand,’ he said of his own party’s rule in the past eight years.

En högt uppsatt GOP strateg uppskattade inte kritiken:

Lashing out at past Republican congresses instead of Pelosi and Reid, and echoing your opponent’s attacks on you instead of attacking your opponent, and spending 150,000 hard dollars on designer clothes when congressional Republicans are struggling for money, and when your senior campaign staff are blaming each other for the loss in The New York Times [Magazine] 10 days before the election, you’re not doing much to energize your supporters.

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