Make no mistake about it: before he disagreed with Phil Gramm, McCain agreed with him.
Listen to him make the case for the current economy being 'all in our heads',
listen to him throw Gramm [his 'friend' of 25 years whom he tried to help to the presidency in 1996] under the bus,
then listen to what the pundits have to say about it all,
and finally, there's this article from the Huffington Post that may help make sense of it all-- at least a little.
And, before we dismiss ALL politicians as having this ivory tower, above-it-all viewpoint that prohibits them from being able to see the plight of the rest of us, remember the Kennedy’s who [despite being brought up with such great wealth that their father presented each of them with $1,000,000.00 on their 21st birthdays so that they would be able to tell him to, ‘Go to hell,’] never seemed to forget where they had come from. Maybe that explains why they were Democrats back when being a Democrat meant something.
If I’d been able to vote in 1960, I might’ve passed JFK over as a lightweight. And it’s hard to see past his halo now [because of the way he died] but I do think we can all agree that he wasn’t so far removed from us that he couldn’t empathize — even sympathize — with our situations. And, I believe, that was even more true of Bobby.
I've heard all the arguments against Obama — from lightweight to corrupt. But, idealist that I am, I'm still hoping that he'll remember where he came from and act accordingly.