When asked if that includes a possible hike in the payroll tax, McCain reiterated that nothing -- including such a tax hike -- is "off the table." [...]McCain didn't lie to Stephanopoulos, you just didn't hear him mumble "not!" at the end of the sentence. He also had his fingers crossed behind his back. I ask you, is McCain the best we can do? Really?
However, in a February interview with Stephanopoulos, which also aired on "This Week," McCain made a pledge not to raise taxes as president. When Stephanopoulos asked, "Are you a 'read my lips' candidate, no new taxes, no matter what?" McCain responded affirmatively: "No new taxes."
Just another word of caution, you won't get those conservative SCOTUS appointments you want either. Don't make me say I told you so. Actually, you can't stop me.