John McCain admits he doesn't know how to use a computer

Posted Jul 6, 2008 by Kesavan Unnikrishnan
John McCain has admitted in a recent interview that he doesn't know how to use a computer. He said he is relying on his wife for any assistance on computers.
Republican Candidate John Mccain
John McCain
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The 2008 Presidential campaign is flooded with thousands of blogs, You Tube videos supporting and criticizing each candidate. But the important question is how the candidates themselves deal with the computers. When McCain was asked in an Interview whether he uses Mac or PC , he said.
neither, I'm an illiterate that has to rely on my wife for all of the assistance I can get.
On the other hand, Barack Obama has been using his laptop quiet frequently during the campaign. His spokesperson says.
He is a Blackberry fiend. Has a laptop on the road and sometimes uses it to talk to his daughters and surfs the Web when he is in need of important information such as sports scores.
Recently, McCain deputy e-campaign director Mark Soohoo had said in New York that McCain is aware of the Internet.
Is it the age difference between the two candidates that is causing the different perceptions on computer use? A recent survey had shown that nearly 36 percent of the Americans in the 65 to 75 age group use Internet.
Is it absolutely necessary for a president to know how to use a computer ?