John McCain, June 2008:
Yesterday, McCain admitted that his offshore drilling proposal would probably have mostly "psychological" benefits, NBC/NJ’s Adam Aigner-Treworgy reports. At a town hall in Fresno that primarily focused on energy issues, McCain was asked a question about the price of gas and the viability of various short-term solutions.
John McCain, April 2008
"I'm very concerned about [the price of oil and gas]…. And obviously the way it's been going up is just terrible," claimed the Arizona senator.
"But I think psychologically - and a lot of our problems today, as you know, are psychological - the confidence, trust, the uncertainty about our economic future, ability to keep our own home," he added.
McCain explained that his proposal to eliminate the federal gas tax for three months would provide Americans the necessary 'psychological boost' to deal with their economic problems.
Remember that: When it comes to the problem of record oil and gas prices, John McCain thinks it's all in your head.