The remark comes days after McCain faced criticism from Obama over a weekend remark at Pastor Rick Warren's faith forum, where the Arizona senator joked that someone would need to earn $5 million a year in the United States to be defined as rich.
Umm...no. McCain did not "joke" that $5 million is the threshold for rich in America. He said it. It might have been a gaffe, he might have walked it back or changed his mind later, but it wasn't a joke. That implies a degree of intentionality that McCain clearly did not possess when he said it. It was a slip-up, but it wasn't a joke.