Politics: Another McCain Misstep
How did Bush's use of his "political capital" after the 2004 election go? Well, he tried to privatize Social Security, never actually setting forth a plan, but nevertheless it all went about as well as Bill Clinton's health care overhaul in the early 1990s.
The fact is that Americans love Social Security; it's a government program that allows workers to retire in their 60s -- no more needs to be said. Also, if one loses a spouse through death, Social Security helps -- no more needs to be said.
But the below TMP TV video shows McCain trying to appeal to the 10-20% of conservative who actually still bristle at New Deal ideas:
No profanes - sacred