"I think still -- the fundamentals of our economy are strong." - John McCain(this past week) "The fundamental business of the country, that is the production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis." - Hubert Hoover(the day after Black Thursday in 1929) "For Hoover as for McCain, the insistence on "sound fundamentals" means that if necessary, the government will throw a life preserver to business leaders; the rest of us are on our own. Franklin Roosevelt knew how to answer: "The present administration has either forgotten or it does not want to remember the infantry of our economic army. These unhappy times call for ... plans ... that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the pyramid." He echoed his cousin/uncle Theodore, who declared, "We must protect the crushable elements at the base of our present industrial structure." In an economic crisis, these ideas are the true, and sound, American fundamentals." - www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=mccains_donothing_economics John McCain - Wrong for Main Street. Wrong for America. Just Plain Wrong.