Three Things for the Next Debate
McCain must stress that a tax on the wealthy is a tax on the economy and a tax on the economy is a tax on everyone. Just like a rising tide raises all ships, a rising tax raises all tax brackets.
There has to be a coherent response to this “taxing healthcare” charge now raised in both debates and met with silence both times.
Finally, and most importantly, McCain must explain that suspending his campaign last week was a country first decision and that it, like many other decisions, came with great political risk but he was willing to do it anyway. He must vividly explain his activism against Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in 2005. This supposed letter Barack Obama sent to the Treasury Secretary two years ago is fluff compared to McCain’s senate-floor crusade stymied by the Democrats.