On 15 September, John McCain expounded on his economic philosophy:
Did McCain economy gaffe prompt a correction? - Republican maintains conditions are 'fundamentally strong' despite meltdown
While the Obama camp talked of how the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings and selloff of Merrill Lynch posed a threat to the nation's economy, McCain initially told supporters in a speech in Jacksonville, Fla., that while there was trouble on Wall Street, the nation's economy was still strong. The opening may be just what the doctor ordered for the Obama campaign as it seeks to turn the publicity tide back in its favor in the wake of McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. It appears McCain may have tried to correct the potential gaffe in a later speech, however, as his campaign staff issued remarks that expounded on the statement. Campaign officials said McCain ad libbed his speech from notes in Jacksonville Monday without a prepared text.
So, he needs a prepared text to get it right? The Presidential Debates should be good.