Mark Sanford, South Carolina governor and McCain supporter, had a hard time finding differences between Bush and McCain’s economic policies yesterday on Late Edition. Wolf Blitzer asked Sanford, “Are there any significant economic differences between what the Bush administration has put forward over these many years as opposed to now what John McCain supports?” The question overwhelmed Sanford causing him to have a major brain fart on live TV. Sanford answered, “Um, yeah. For instance, take, you know, take, for instance, the issue of — I’m drawing a blank, and I hate it when I do that, particularly on television. Take, for instance the contrast on NAFTA. I mean, I think that the bigger issue is credibility in where one is coming from, are they consistent where they come from.” Blitzer pointed out that NAFTA wouldn’t work since, “He’s a huge supporter of free trade, John McCain, the Bush administration supports free trade. I don’t see a big difference.” NAFTA demonstrates differences between Obama and Bush. Sanford eventually spits out that McCain opposes earmarks while they don’t bother Bush to much. Sanford was also asked if he had been vetted by the McCain team for the VP spot. He said the republicans have not asked for tax records or any other documents that would be necessary in the vetting process. After this showing it is doubtful he is on any short list.
Here is video of part of the interview;