Flashback: McCain Also Clueless, Out-of-Touch About Condoms & STDs

By Tracy Russo

Via Political Base, a flashback:

The bus had been rolling for a half-hour and McCain was holding court on everything from Iraq to college basketball. (“Who woulda thought? VCU,” he exclaimed upon boarding.) And then someone asked about public funding for contraception in Africa to prevent the spread of AIDS.

“I’m sure I’ve taken a position on it in the past,” he stammered as he looked to his communications director. “I’m sure I’m opposed to government funding.”

Sensing a vulnerable moment, reporters kept the questions coming. What about sex education in the schools? Should it mention contraceptives? Or only abstinence, like President Bush wants?

“I think I support the president’s present policy,” he said, tentatively.

More questions: Do condoms stop sexually transmitted disease?

A long pause.

A stern look.

“I’ve never gotten into these issues or thought much about them,” he said, almost crying uncle.

So McCain hasn’t ever given much thought about these issues.

He doesn’t remember he voted against covering birth control.

He doesn’t get the economy and thinks the problems Americans are experiencing just psychological.

He continually shows a lack of understanding about the situation on the ground in Iraq.

He is willfully ignorant when it comes to computers and the internet.

That’s a lot of things to be clueless about when your applying for a job as tough as that of President of the United States.

What exactly does McCain get into or spend time thinking about, besides, of course, scaring Americans by focusing on the horrible, no good, very bad big evil in the world that is coming to attack us?


Ezra adds social security to the list.

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One Response to “Flashback: McCain Also Clueless, Out-of-Touch About Condoms & STDs”

  1. A worse week for Senator McCain than for Senator Obama, I’d say.  This will be an interesting subject to follow, and an ongoing reason to believe that Senator McCain is disconnecetd from real world, and the everyday problems people face from intimate family decisions to the price of gas.  Did anyone see the McCain ad where the price of gas was not the four dollar price we all deal with every time we fill ‘er up? 

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