http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&vid=ab2959c0-9424-4abc-a880-6f29c0a5963f&fg=rss He says that ~ "the recession is mental". True, the technical requirement for a recesssion is not met, but people have attitudes about the economy based on their own personal budgets and problems. Is he saying that many Americans are not hurting? It sounds that way. So I see this going a long way towards affirming to voters that McCain is out of touch, as are his friends and advisors. Being as how McCain is not strong on economics, having an advisor who even appears to be unsympathetic to people's problems, will help to add bricks to the quickly growing wall. Gramm now is trying to say that he meant politicians and not the voters, and since no one will believe that, he appears to be not only unsympathetic, but also a liar - a good ole boy. Hopefully McCain will keep him on-staff.