John McCain is lying about Barack Obama’s energy plan. Day after day, he insists mockingly that Obama’s s energy plan consists solely of encouraging people to inflate their tires. Even after mincing his words and admitting that promoting tire efficiency is a sound proposal, McCain did it again today. In one of many excellent blog posts on the subject written by Jonathan Chait at The New Republic, he cuts to the core of why this issue is an indictment of John McCain’s fitness to lead: “Doesn’t this say something important about McCain’s character? Don’t the last eight years show us what happens when you campaign in the Rove style and then try to govern?” In this video, Barack Obama responds to McCain’s distortions in no uncertain terms, offering a powerful condemnation of the McCain-Rove school of politics: “It’s like they take pride in being ignorant.”
–Will Di Novi
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