McCain Rips Wall Street. Wall Street Journal Rips McCain

Sep 17, 2008 10:13am

The editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal is usually a sympathetic space for a Republican presidential candidate.  Not this morning.  The Journal writes a tough editorial criticizing John McCain’s "populist" message during the economic crisis this week.  McCain has been slamming what he calls "corruption" on Wall Street.  The WSJ writes:  "One whiff from Barack Obama about "the mountain in Sedona where he lives," and by day’s end Senator McCain was ranting about "corruption" and how he was going to "reform the way that Wall Street does business." Yesterday Senator McCain’s inner populist had cooled enough to admit the existence of "honest people on Wall Street," but it still sounded as if this week’s version of the McCain Presidency would be more about restructuring private financial markets he doesn’t understand than fixing the Washington he knows."

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