It’s Official - McCain Supports the Bailout
It took some followup from host Jim Lehrer, but tonight Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain finally went on record as saying he’ll vote for a bailout.
He didn’t say what kind of bailout or go into much details - his answer was a brief “yes” after Lehrer pressed him - but it was an answer nonetheless.
So this ends the drama of the past few days, all the questions over whether McCain’s plan was to bring House Republicans together or stage a revolt. The campaign suspension, the call to delay the debate… tonight, it all came down to a simple reply. Yes, he’ll support a bailout.
After that, however, neither McCain nor his rival, Democratic nominee Barack Obama, exactly stepped up to the plate to explain all the things they’ll have to cut back on as president, because of all the spending required for the $700 billion bailout.
Maybe that’s a followup question for the next debate.