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What evidence is there that Mccain or Obama knows anything about economics?

Asked By: 6th Finger - 9/16/2008
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McCain's stance is to quote President Herbert Hoover (The Great Depression Republican President... More
Answered By: Solar - 9/16/2008
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Here: Obama explains economic theory: http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2008/09/12/mn-obama14_then__0497584617.jpg
Answered By: Virginia Foster - 9/16/2008
 
None as far as I know
Answered By: Pfo - 9/16/2008
 
Either way, only one of them knows how to think and use the people around him to solve problems. THAT, is the promise of OBAMA and THAT is a CHANGE from the way things are done in DC and in Alaska.
Answered By: Infamous Francis - 9/16/2008
 
Neither do - that's a fact. But one actually refuses to believe that the economy is bad, while the other at least is aware that we are facing trouble. 2/4 major financial institutes collapsed this week, with a third facing possible demise (AIG). How can the economy be fundamentally strong
Answered By: MyOpinionOnly - 9/16/2008
 
McCain did state that he does not know much about the economy while Obama minored in economics at Harvard even thought Harvard is a law school and Obama got his law degree.
Answered By: iamct01 - 9/16/2008
 
I think McCain has been around longer than Obama, to have seen many wars, many economic donwturns in his life. This experince will give him a better judgment. Obama has a college degree and has worked in the community. Millions of Americans have the same experience as Obama has.
Answered By: mrstockbond - 9/16/2008
 
None, really. However, I think back to the Republicans' major talking point of the 1990's: the president has very little effect on economy. Therefore, does it really matter what McCain or Obama knows about economics when the economy is too big for them to truly control?
Answered By: Mercer Devil - 9/16/2008
 
While neither may be a Nobel prize-winning economist, at least Obama recognizes that something is fundamentally wrong with our economy and must be fixed. Facing the facts is the kind of change we need in the White House now!
Answered By: comengetitnow - 9/16/2008
 
Present. Just kidding, neither of them are an economist. However John McCain got it right when he said that the underlying economic foundation is strong. If it wasn't the economy wouldn't have grown by almost 3%
Answered By: JW.C - 9/16/2008
 
Vote Obama 08
Answered By: tasha_putnam - 9/16/2008
 
McCain believes "The fundamentals of our economy are sound". LOL What more do you need to know.
Answered By: Page1344 - 9/16/2008
 
Listen to them talk. Look at their tax plans. Look at their voting records. And look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqGWTh_NZ-0 And tell me you want him running our economy.
Answered By: Jennifer M - 9/16/2008
 
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