“Mental” fallout: Phil Gramm, shown here at John McCain’s right, made the recession remark in a Washington Times interview earlier this month.
The backlash following Phil Gramm’s comments about the “mental recession” he believed Americans were bringing upon themselves through negative thinking has evidently caused the former Texas senator to leave his position as a top adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign. Gramm announced late Friday afternoon that he exiting from Team McCain’s inner circle.
The Washington Post:
Phil Gramm, a top adviser to presidential candidate John McCain, is resigning from the role as campaign co-chairman after his comments that the United States had become a “nation of whiners” who constantly complain about the state of the economy.