Deflecting attacks that his administration would be a third Bush term, John McCain said Barack Obama is "running for Jimmy Carter's second" in an interview with Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News.
"Senator Obama says that I'm running for a Bush's third terms. It seems to me he's running for Jimmy Carter's second," McCain said.
The comment came during a discussion on record high gas prices.
Asked to clarify his comment, McCain said, "He's got proposal that would raise taxes by $1.4 trillion, you know, over five years. Raise spending -excuse me, raise spending by $1.4 trillion over five years. And no way to pay for his programs. That would put us further in debt.