Sanford blanks on economic differences between McCain and Bush

Image by spacer.gif Ouch. So painful. Watch the full interview here.

Our Governor Mark Sanford not only said today that he isn't being vetted for McCain's running mate, he may have assured it.

After much talk if the governor could by a vice president pick, Sanford was interviewed on CNN by Wolf Blitzer. He would eventually be asked if the Republicans had asked him to be McCain's running mate. Sanford said no, and that he hasn't been asked for his tax records and other documents that would be necessary to inspect before the GOP could pick him.

But, we wonder if the question hardly mattered, as a few minutes before Wolf Blitzer asked Sanford about the differences between Bush's and McCain's economic policies, and Sanford blanked. Ouch.

The Huffington Post offeres a transcript of the conversation:
BLITZER: Are there any significant economic differences between what the Bush administration has put forward over these many years as opposed to now what John McCain supports?

SANFORD: Um, yeah. For instance, take, you know, take, for instance, the issue of -- I'm drawing a blank, and I hate it when I do that, particularly on television. Take, for instance the contrast on NAFTA. I mean, I think that the bigger issue is credibility in where one is coming from, are they consistent where they come from.

Well, the man who forgot his voter ID card has gone and done it again. His toughness on spending could really work well for GOP's image, it's a shame for him he has to go and do such goofs.