FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
People saying stupid things during political campaigns is nothing new…but occasionally something comes along that is simply breathtaking in its stupidity.
A top John McCain adviser says another terror attack on the U.S. would help his candidate's chances of winning in November.
Chief McCain strategist Charlie Black tells Fortune magazine the assassination of former Pakistani Prime minister Bhutto last year was an "unfortunate event"... but McCain's quote "knowledge and ability to talk about it reemphasized that this is the guy who's ready to be Commander-in-Chief. And it helped us." unquote.
Black also said another terrorist attack on U.S. soil would be "a big advantage" to McCain.
Who says this stuff? Black has already come under fire for his work on behalf of an international assortment of goons, thugs, autocrats, and dictators... from whom he took tons of money in exchange for arranging access to the power corridors of Washington. Black has resigned from his work as a lobbyist.
Here’s my question to you: Should McCain adviser Charlie Black be fired for saying a terrorist attack would help McCain’s chances?
UPDATE: Black says he “deeply regrets” his comments, calling them “inappropriate.” Earlier, McCain distanced himself from the terror comments, saying he disagrees “strenuously” and “cannot imagine” why Black would make them.
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Conor from Chicago writes:
The fact is he's right. A terrorist attack on the U.S. would help McCain's chances significantly. That is precisely why I believe there will be a terrorist attack before the election. I think the Republicans will stop at nothing to remain in power and that includes "allowing" an attack to occur. I often wonder about 9/11-given all that happened after...
Beverly from Fredericksburg, Virginia writes:
Jack, How dumb are these people? If there is an attack, all the media are going to remind the public how this guy wished for the destruction of Americans so they could win a race. Or better yet, how Bush allowed the country to be attacked so his buddy could win a race – How about that for a legacy! Oh by the way, I hope FISA is listening in on Charlie Black's phone calls
Les from Lakeland, Florida writes:
Jack, Why should he be fired? I have heard and read political analysts say the same thing. The logic is that McCain's perceived advantage over Obama on the terrorism issue would be piqued by a terrorist attack. It seems in this politically correct world that even those who speak the truth now must be fired for doing so.
Brian from Trinidad writes:
He should be fired. This type of statement just gives life to the silly belief by so many that our government deliberately encourages these tragedies to make itself look like a hero coming to our rescue.
Jack, If a Democratic advisor had made a boneheaded statement like that, McCain would be the first one to call for his removal from the campaign. Of course Black should be fired, but it is hard for McCain to fire someone singing the song Bush wrote.
George from Texas writes:
I don't know but I thought we lived in a free country where people could say anything they wanted. I have thought that you, Jack, should have been fired for some of the questions you ask, but look where it has gotten me.