Despite the availability of expenditure reports showing that Sen. John McCain's campaign used a corporate jet owned by his wife's company over a seven-month period beginning in the summer of 2007, several members of the media asserted earlier this year that McCain flew coach when the campaign was low on funds.
NPR host Michele Norris asserted that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has "been less than direct in explaining" her 2002 vote to authorize the use of force against Iraq, and Dan Rather claimed that Clinton "wants to have one position for the primaries and the caucuses, and then ... in the general election campaign, be more middle of the road." In fact, Clinton has explained her vote, saying, "I've ... made it very clear that if we had known then what we know now, there would never have been a vote and I never would have voted for it. But from my perspective, you know, you don't get do-overs in life." She also said, "I take responsibility for my vote. ... I have to say, if the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from."