Monday, September 29, 2008

McCain Phones It In

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McCain: ‘It’s not my style to simply phone it in.’
At a rally in Ohio today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) touted his decision to come back to Washington last week to work on the financial bailout:
Remarkably, some people have criticized my decision to put my country first, but I’ll never be a president who sits on the sidelines when this country faces a crisis. I’ll never do that. I know that many of you have noticed it’s not my style to simply phone it in. I’m a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. I believe our leaders belong in the arena — in the arena — when your country faces a challenge. Not on the road in a campaign. I’ve never been afraid of stepping in to solve problems for the American people and I’m not going to stop now.

However, phoning it in is exactly what McCain did do. Explaining why McCain never went to Capitol Hill on Friday or Saturday after rushing back to Washington after the debate, top aide Mark Salter explained that McCain “can effectively do what he needs to do by phone.”

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