It is clear to me that Democrats want to attack me rather than debate Sen. McCain on important economic issues facing the countryGramm quits McCain campaign Jul 18, 2008
You've heard of a mental depression; this is a mention recessionObama criticizes Gramm's recession remark Jul 10, 2008
We've had eight years of ever-increasing growth in government and in levels of spendingGramm credits McCain with winning in Iraq Jul 10, 2008
If we can't compete with Canada, who can we compete withMcCain chides Democrats on NAFTA Feb 29, 2008
He is the only person I know who is running and capable of getting elected who is tough enough to do what needs to be doneMcCain GOP front-runner for 2008 Jul 06, 2006
William Philip "Phil" Gramm (born July 8, 1942) is an American economist and politician, who has served as a Democratic Congressman (1978–1983), a Republican Congressman (1983–1985) and a Republican Senator from Texas (1985–2002). He was a senior economic adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign from the summer of 2007 until July 18, 2008.
Gramm was born in Fort Benning, Georgia on July 8, 1942, and grew up in nearby Columbus. Soon after his birth, Gramm's father Kenneth suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed. He died when Gramm was 14. Gramm's mother, Florence Gramm, worked double shifts as a nurse to supplement the veterans disability pension.
Gramm attended public schools, graduated 1961 from Georgia Military Academy (now Woodward Academy), and graduated 1964 from the University of Georgia. He received a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business in 1967