I’ve very much been a fence-sitter during this year’s presidential election. But lately,is losing any positive thoughts I might have had about him. Today’s news is just another example of how out of touch he is with the real world.
In an interview with Politico today, McCain could not decisively answer how many homes he and his wife Cindy own. This comes just days after he told Pastor Rick Warren that to qualify as wealthy in America, one must earn $5 million a year. He quickly corrected this statement saying, “I define rich in other ways besides income. Some people are wealthy and rich in their lives and their children and their ability to educate them. Others are poor if they’re billionaires.” To me, his gut instinct shows his true character.
Now, I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, buying a home will be something that I’ll remember forever, especially if said home is a multi-million dollar house as McCain is reported to own. In fact, he owns at least four houses (The Huffington Post has a video on all of them). I cannot for the life of me figure out why he chooses to carelessly answer questions – this is a presidential election where the other side is out to twist everything you say. And quite honestly, it is just plain irresponsible to not know the number of homes you have purchased. If you can’t keep track of your personal assets, how can we trust the care of the nation to you?
Aside from the topic of what really makes someone rich (material worth versus quality of life), he really chose $5 million as the cutoff? Ummm, I’d even say $1 million is a way too high. Obama, when asked the same question by Politico, responded by saying those making $250,000 and higher are in the top 3 to 4 percent and “doing well.”
If you claim to be on the side of everyday Americans, you need to understand where everyday Americans are. Most people I know would jump at the chance to earn more than $70,000 a year and own a condo – and I’m pretty sure they would be able to keep track of their assets. McCain, McCain, McCain . . . get in touch.