Morning shows are going crazy over Gramm’s “whiners” comment. If there’s one example of how the McCain campaign has no capability of controlling a news cycle, it’s this one. McCain’s response to the outrage shouldn’t have been throwing Gramm aside, but instead coopting his message into a “straight talk” moment. Knowing that everyone’s favorite meme is “his campaign is out of control,” how could McCain give the press another opportunity to talk about it? Instead, if he jumps on the opportunity to talk about the economy and show his chops, he could have had the media cycle focusing on his economic plan.