Here's the answer to Anderson Cooper's question.........according to front runner John McCain.
MCCAIN: I think you could argue that Americans overall are better off, because we have had a pretty good prosperous time, with low unemployment and low inflation and a lot of good things have happened. A lot of jobs have been created.But let's have some straight talk. Things are tough right now. Americans are uncertain about this housing crisis. Americans are uncertain about the economy, as we see the stock market bounce up and down, but more importantly, the economy particularly in some parts of the country, state of Michigan, Governor Romney and I campaigned, not to my success, I might add, and other parts of the country are probably better off.
I think we are better off overall if you look at the entire eight-year period, when you look at the millions of jobs that have been created, the improvement in the economy, et cetera.
Be afraid my friends....be very afraid. This dawdling old fool cannot be elected into office under any circumstances. This is a Republican who still is not willing to stand up and speak against the failings of the current administration. The economy stinks and we are trillions of dollars in debt compared to when Bill Clinton left office and he thinks we are better off now........
I am happy to see that the Republicans are all living in the same dreamworld together.