Gas is still expensive and John McCain is still tied or narrowly behind Obama, so the "gas tax holiday" is back.
Before a fundraiser in Richmond, Virginia on Monday, McCain mentioned the gas tax holiday in remarks to a smaller event for about 40 high-dollar donors. "That was derided by Sen. Obama and others as a gimmick," McCain said, but added that working people and truckers would appreciate it.
It's not a gimmick!
"I don't pretend that it's an answer to our energy problems," he said.
Still not a gimmick!
McCain has repeatedly said he does not believe the proposal would be a panacea for America's energy woes. Instead, McCain argued, low-income families could save some extra cash to pay for their children's school supplies this fall, or perhaps treat themselves to a nice dinner.
OK, it's a gimmick.