"I'd like him [unintelligible] Central Avenue in Phoenix where they would show him these small business owners and these closed businesses and the storefronts and all of the impact that this recession has had on the economy of the private sector.
.... It shows the philosophy of the president of the United States. He believes that having state, federal, and local governments hire more people -- that that's the answer, the way out. Mitt Romney believes that business creates jobs."
If you remember, McCain made a similar gaffe in 2008 when he said the fundamentals of the economy were strong.
The Fox & Friends crew asked him about that oops, and he laughed and said he was merely trying to reassure voters during a tough time (And, for the record, still believes the fundamentals were strong).