Thursday, September 18, 2008

McCain's Spain Gaffe

We played the audio today of John McCain's interview with a Miami reporter for Spanish-speaking news outlets, and no matter what the campaign says it is clear that McCain didn't have any idea -- nor really cared -- what the reporter was talking about. I don't think that he believes Spain is in Latin America, but he just heard a Spanish name when the reporter named the prime minister, and was probably bored or not paying attention and then just responded as if he was talking about a Hugo Chavez.

But the McCain campaign would now rather let people believe he is hostile toward Spain -- something we should surely be concerned about, since it is a close ally no matter that it pulled out of Iraq, like many other countries -- than that he was befuddled. The story just gets nuttier.