McCain is doomed
[OC Register] When was the last time you pumped your own gas and how much did it cost?Now, I don't think candidates should necessarily be required to be experts in every aspect of working class life. I think you can still be president of the United States and not know how much it costs to take the bus in your hometown or (as Giuliani was asked) how much a loaf of bread costs. (I buy bread frequently but I can't remember how much it costs. $4.50?) But gas prices are a huge national issue with enormous economic, environmental, and geopolitical consequences (not all of them negative). Would it have killed McCain to let on that he knew gas was over $4 a gallon right now? And that it was a matter of some concern?
[McCain] Oh, I don’t remember. Now there’s Secret Service protection. But I’ve done it for many, many years. I don’t recall and frankly, I don’t see how it matters.
Another thing: McCain's wife's trust has forgotten to pay taxes on one of their family's seven houses...for the past four years. (The McCain family assets are held by Cindy McCain, which makes it harder to figure out what John McCain's financial interests are.)
Any Republican charges about someone being "elitist" or "out of touch" will now be considered with the above facts in mind.