DNC Chair Howard Dean wants to know what John McCain is hiding from the voters, and why he speaks about openness and reform on the campaign trail, but the same rules don’t apply to him.
“What is John McCain trying to hide? Throughout this campaign, he has acted like his own calls for openness and accountability apply to everyone but himself. Now he thinks he can bring that same double standard to the White House. Whether he is skirting the FEC, withholding his tax returns, or stocking his campaign with the same Washington lobbyists he attacks on the campaign trail, John McCain is showing that he doesn’t respect the voters enough to be honest with them,” Dean said.
He continued, “John McCain may not like it, but the American people have a right to know about the well documented links between his political career and the McCains’ business ventures. John McCain’s refusal to meet the standard of every other candidate seeking the office is one more reason he’s the wrong choice for America’s future.”
What is going on here is that McCain is trying to protect the myth he invented that he is some sort of blue collar maverick Republican. He doesn’t want those white blue collar workers who might vote for him in the fall to know that his wife is up to her eyeballs in money, and that the McCains live a very lavish life.
The real John McCain is a typical Republican. This is not the kind of image McCain needs if he is going to stand any chance against Barack Obama in the fall. John McCain is hiding the fact that he is just another Republican.