We have bit of a competition for this prize. Fairly early on, Mr. Seven-or-So houses bemoaned the fate of a couple who
Gee, what about the 343,000 who lost their homes in the first half of this year? Most people live in their homes, John. Homes are kind of important to them. Sorry about the folks with the investments -- but how about the folks who need somewhere to live?
This oddity was rivaled by another:
I keep reading that and wondering, what is he talking about? Some of my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower. They've been dead for a long time. Nobody is arriving now to have descendants. To be honest, I expected find this was a delivery gaffe -- but I found it in the text of the prepared remarks. I have no idea what McCain was talking about.
But that's over. Even the TV news babblers seemed relieved as they chatted about the failure of the balloon drop to emerge properly. On to November...
UPDATE on the foreclosures that John McCain seems not to understand: According to the Associated Press
This isn't about investments -- this is a prelude to homelessness for people who were encouraged to overextend themselves when banks and mortgage brokers saw an opportunity for a quick profit. The borrowers may have been foolish, but the people who set them up for this fall were crooks. And McCain doesn't get any of this. He has lots of houses.