WILMINGTON, N.C. – Sen. John McCain apparently plans to* *announce new economic proposals tomorrow.
That’s the most recent line coming from his campaign. In a conference call with reporters today, McCain economic adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin said the Arizona senator intends to unveil “specific” measures for stabilizing the economy.
That’s contrary to previous reports.
The saga began Saturday, when Politico’s Mike Allen reported that McCain campaign advisers had told him that the GOP presidential nominee would unveil a new tax plan this week in an effort to reinvigorate his floundering campaign.
Appearing on “Face the Nation” Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham seemed to confirm Allen’s report. From The Wall Street Journal:
“It will be a very comprehensive approach to jump-start the economy by allowing capital to be formed easier in America by lowering taxes,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Now is the time to lower tax rates for investors — capital-gains tax, dividend tax rates — to make sure that we can get the economy jump-started.”
However, The New York Times reported today that no new proposals were forthcoming from the McCain campaign. Furthermore, McCain advisers said they did not know why Graham suggested there would be.
And now, before day’s end, we are informed that the original report could be correct.
These new economic proposals, if they are announced, had better be worth it, because the McCain campaign sure looks foolish and disorganized right about now.
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