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Monday, August 18, 2008

McCain Surrogates: No New Ideas from McCain

The Carpetbagger Report put together a remarkable set of on-TV flubs from top McCain surrogates over the last few months. The most recent one concerned an appearance this weekend by La. Governor Bobby Jindal. He was asked to name one big Republican idea that McCain is championing in this election -- he couldn't:

Here are some other choice examples:

A couple of weeks ago, Mitt Romney was asked to name a single bill John McCain has produced in 26 years on energy independence. Romney drew a blank, adding, “I’m not a historian.”

A month ago, Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) was asked to identify differences between McCain and Bush on the economy. Sanford hemmed and hawed for quite a while. “Yes. I mean, for instance, take, you know — take, for instance, the issue of — I’m drawing a blank, and I hate it when I do that, particularly on television,” he said.

In June, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was asked to name a difference between McCain and Bush on domestic policy, and couldn’t think of anything.

In May, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the second highest-ranking Republican in the House, was asked to name a difference between McCain and Bush on economic policy, and he couldn’t come up with one.