McCain says Obama is the next Jimmy Carter
PHILADELPHIA – Republican John McCain has a new response to those who say he would effectively serve another term of President George W. Bush’s administration: Barack Obama, the Arizona senator says, would do the same for Jimmy Carter.
Obama, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, often ties his rival to the unpopular Bush on issues such as the Iraq war and the sputtering economy.
McCain’s response: two can play at that game.
“From what I’ve seen, as I’ve said, of Senator Obama’s proposals, that would be very akin to a second term for Jimmy Carter,” McCain told an enthusiastic crowd in Pennsylvania, criticizing the Illinois senator’s positions on taxes and other issues.
Former President Carter lost the 1980 election to Ronald Reagan, who would become a conservative icon.
Photo credit: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed (Jimmy Carter speaks with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Salaheddin in Amman April 20, 2008)