Why do economists hate John McCain?

is it just another MSM/left-wing conspiracy, or is it possible that john “i will buy $300 billion of bad mortgages” mccain is absolutely clueless when it comes to the economy?

according a recent poll conducted by the Economist, the majority of respondents were highly critical of mccain’s economic plans and his ability to lead the nation through the financial crisis.

some excerpts from the article:

Even among Republicans Mr Obama has the edge: 46% versus 23% say Mr Obama has the better grasp of the subject. “I take McCain’s word on this one,” comments James Harrigan at the University of Virginia ..

“John McCain has professed disdain for ‘so-called economists’, and for some the feeling has become mutual,” says Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. “Obama’s team is mainstream and non-ideological but extremely talented.”

Mr Obama, says Jonathan Parker, a non-aligned professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, “is a pragmatist not an ideologue. I expect Clintonian economic policies.”

Twice as many economists think Mr McCain’s plan would be bad or very bad for long-run growth as Mr Obama’s. Given how much focus Mr McCain has put on his plan’s benefits for growth, this last is quite a repudiation.

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2 responses to “Why do economists hate John McCain?

  1. Well said Great information, keep up the great work!

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