"Although the "mental recession" comment was dumb I think most voters are smart enough to realize McCain himself didn't say these things. It won't hurt his campaign anymore than Jesse Jackson uttering that he would like to castrate Obama will hurt Obama's campaign." Oh? This coming from the right I suppose? The same people still talking about Rev. Wright, and every other person who says they support Obama, and then say something stupid. And immediately Obama is torn to shreds for it, "HOW CAN WE SUPPORT THIS GUY, LOOK AT HIS FRIENDS" Now we should be smart enough to realize McCain didn't say this??? Gramm is McCains 20+ year economic guru. He may not be speaking for mccain, but he is writing the guys economic policies. And McCain himself has said his economic policies won't help in the short term, but will provide a "psychological relief". Please. I have sat by and watched the right try to tear Obama to pieces over every little thing said by his supporters, not people in his campaign, not people he takes advice from, or even works with, or even KNOWS, but they attribute it directly to Obama. And NOW, because mccains TOP ADVISOR, is calling us a nation of whiners, telling us were in a mental recession, the same mental recession that has lost me my job, my parents house of 20+ years....And this is all mental right? Don't even get me started on the claims of Obama being elitist with Phil Gramm running around telling us to stop whining while he hangs out on wall street, before he heads to the country club where the dirty blacks arent allowed, then back to his millionaire mansion to say "I dont see anything wrong with the economy, whats all the whining about?" Obama is the elitist.......right... edit: "Remember, in November 06, gas was $2.19... then Pelosi and her trained monkeys took over. Now it's $4.19,,,,,,," since when does the senate set gas prices? Last I checked republicans are the ones stopping the dems from forcing the oil companies to lower prices with profit taxes, because it will dip into their pockets, and piss off their lobbyists. Blaming gas prices on democrats is like saying Bush has done nothing to erode the constitution the past 8 years.