Skip to comments.McCain Reassures Supporters No Need to Fear Obama Presidency - Video 10/10/08
Posted on 10/11/2008 7:00:59 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
Here is video of John McCain yesterday at a Town Hall Meeting where he twice told concerned questioners that Sen. Obama is a "decent family man," and that "you don't have to be scared of Sen. Obama as President."
He made the remarks as supporters told McCain in questions that they were "scared" of an Obama presidency. But rather than reassuring voters that the United States has withstood bad leadership before, and would do so again if Obama becomes President, McCain seemed to personally vouch for Obama.
Unfortunately, what Sen. McCain did directly undercuts the ads now running which call into question Obama's fitness for the office because of his radical associations with people like unrepentant terrorist William Ayers. Now, if McCain tries to raise questions about Obama's associations, all the Obama campaign needs to do is say, "You reassured your supporters that Obama is a 'decent man' and that there is no need to be scared of him as President.'" Not a good day for McCain on the trail. . . . . (Watch Video)
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Think of all the people that are trying to drag this awful candidate over the finish line. He knocks Obama down and the Ayres and Acorn stories are starting to penetrate. And what does the candidate do but step on his own momentum. He is nearly hopeless. FReepers were afraid last night he’d throw Palin under the bus ? Palin and Rick Davis should tell him “you are on your own”.
Where’s my fork?
McCain SHUT UP! You are Pissing in your Cheerios brother!
STOP IT. Who is running this campaign anyway! Mccain has Diarrhea of the mouth! How can you run commercials questioning obamas character and then put on a happy face at a rally! I am past the point of wanting to VOMIT! Im voting for this ticket but McCain needs to be a MAN and go after this Liberal Socialist Pig. NO more Mr Good Guy McCain.
Obama is NOT HONORABLE We SHOULD be scared with him being
President! His Propaganda machine is enough to scare me now.
Its imperative we all rise up against Obama and help Drag McCain across the finish line. He apparently has blown a gasket and can’t fo it on his own.
Im not going to watch the last debate. I hope McCain suprises me but unless someone in the McCain camp takes charge he will pussyfoot around as always. Hey John “Good Guys” finish last! Remember that.
Major Buzzkill. Bummer, dude.
Hubby and I were talking last night.
I’m convinced (and even MORE convinced after reading this article) that McCain has decided over the past couple of months that he doesn’t really want to be president!
His campaign and refusal to TELL THE TRUTH about the financial mess is PROOF that he is unwilling to do what is necessary to win. If one is unwilling to do what is necessary to win, that is proof the person doesn’t really want to win.
I think these latest economic woes of the country and the anger of the American people has taken the fight out of him.
Perhaps he has gotten some bad “medical news” that we don’t know about.
I don’t know, but I do believe he doesn’t really want to be POTUS!
I’m even wondering if he is a shill for the Dems!
How in the HELL did he win FL? I believe the Dems performed their own “Operation Chaos” and it worked wonderfully for them, sticking us with McCain. If we had Romney running, we probably would not even have this problem!
If McCain loses this election he’ll be public enemy #1 in conservative circles for the rest of his life, and back to being the darling of the MSM and libs in general in short order. ....which is a position he evidently finds comforting.
Oh thank you John!....Did he promise you a cabinet post also?....
This guy is nuts!....He couldn’t run a lemonade stand!
John McCain’s legacy will be....Doormat for Obama.
We have to remember that McCain is part of the Washington “Good Ol’ Boy” Network.
I disagree with Sen. McCain in his assessment of Sen. Obama. UUNGH!
It is a shame he has to ruin her career too.
McCain has to go on the offensive if he wants this thing. Weakness and taking the focus away from who BHO is and who he runs with will hurt him badly. It is amazing that BHO has a good chance of winning. He is probably the weakest Democrat candidate in living memory. Sadly McCain is running a terrible campaign and could actually lose to this empty suit.
if true, mccain could be showing himself to be worse than bob dole.
It’s one thing to tell the people to calm down, but McCain went out of his way to praise Obama. What a dolt.
The greatest strategy the Democrats ever unleashed upon the Republican party was the concept of “unity” and “bipartisanship”. Republicans are reluctant to criticize Democrats for fear of losing “honor”, so instead they lose elections. The reasons the media was so critical of these rallies was because they were so effective at generating excitement for McCain’s limp campaign. Now, just like in 1996, when Dole listened to the media and decided to not make character an issue in the election against Clinton (who was mired in scandals), the GOP is determined to lose again. This time, it is a different world, and the damage “the Lord” will do to the country in the next 4 years might will set us back at least a generation.
jimmur281974 SHUT UP!
McCain has to be careful not to be portrayed as an angry, erratic old man. He didn’t have much choice but to try and calm down the person that asked the question. If you want to drag someone across the finish line, start by seeing the good in your candidate. Reactions like yours simply make things worse.
Stop sending money to the RNC. That is the only way they will get. McCain is a LOSER!!!! We are stuck with this 4 time LOSER!!!!!
I’ve tried to tune out this topic as I know I’m in the minority here and probably can’t convince anyone to see it differently.
Someone pops up and says something like this - what are the candidates choices?
1. He could smile, acknowledge the remark, and be accused of acreeing with it. Oh, many Freepers would love that, it’s red meat to the lions, but how would we like the headlines that would dog McCain-Palin the rest of the campaign?
2. He could ignore it. In which case we’d be seeing continuous loops of the question and his response in Obama’s next ad, with the tagline of “Dishonorable, disrespectful”...
3. Or he could respond as he did. Maybe he could have chosen better words under pressure, but I still say he made the right choice, given the task at hand is not to cater to people like us but to attract independent uncommitted voters.
OK I feel better now...
Three weeks before the election McCain dismisses the most basic beliefs of patriotic conservatives and endorses Barak Hussein Obama. Let the coronation of the messianic noOb begin.
ACORN's fraud won't matter, now, because McCain is losing the election all by himself.
What a complete and total moron for saying this. I want to type a stream of expletives here...but really, what's the point?
If he loses, he will probably put the “country first” and resign from the senate in rebuke, thus allowing Napolitano-D to appoint a successor lib to inch the Dems one vote closer to 60 in the senate. All in the name of bi partisanship.
“He doesnt really want to be president!”
AMEN! This is Dole 1996 Redux!
I think jimmur281974 is a TROLL, trying to stir things up here to make FR look bad...
My vote has been thrown under the straight talk express.
Mccain makes me sick. Everytime I am fired up he throw some cold water... What a jerk..
Lt’s play a little game of cards John.
In recent days I’ve actually been inclined to think of McCain as the Ross Perot of 2008
He's certainly got the giant sucking sound down pat
You get the feeling that the RNC wants to loose this election so as to give this crappy economy to the Dems. It may sound like a good political strategy (Dems get the blame for the tough times while the RNC cashes in on 2010 and 2012) but I don’t think that will fly....
1. Dems will blame this on the “Bush economy”
2. Reps are getting blamed for the housing debacle
3. You REALLY wanna give Barry and Co. control of this???
So, our grand republic wants its bread and circuses, free this and free that. Ya know, the former Eastern Block countries (with their low corporate and flat taxes) are starting to look good now. They seem to be going the free-market way while the west entagles itself into Socialism.
Let England be the test case. I’ve been reading that the best and brightest (those with wealth, skills and education) are starting to leave their country. It’s called “brain drain” and with the world becoming more global, this trend will only increase.
Hmmm..., we’ve got McCain voting for Obama now.
I like McCain even less now. I don’t know who is worse...
McCain wants to win, but only if he doesn't have to fight for it and get his hands dirty... He doesn't have the stomach for it
if he fights and damages Zero, he will be known by the media as the one who fought the nastiest campaign ever... If he doesn't fight, he'll take his chaces, and if he loses, the MSM will portray him as honorable, a war hero, as someone who stayed above the fray..
As a side benefit, he gets to stick both fingers in conservatives' eyes...
I thought Bush was bad by nt fighting back for 8 years, but this guy is a coward. A j-a of huge proportions... He will go down in a landslide, and take the whole party down with him, all across the country...
being in favor with the media is more important than fighting for a cause... I have NO respect for this horses a--... NONE
Unfortunately we must play the cards we hold. I LOVE AMERICA too much to simply stop fighting for her. Let’s keep the faith and keep on fighting. “NEVER GIVE UP!”
Check my blog. I’ve said two things for months:
1. This election is (was) McCain’s to lose.
2. He’s just the man who could do it.
He really, really didn’t hear the brother who begged him to “Fight” the other day. Talk like this just pees on the efforts of all the noble fighters and workers around the country to say nothing of his far-superior running-mate, Sarah Palin, who’s out campaigning like it matters, while McCain prepares his memoirs.
So... what are you saying?
I don’t think it was the RNC. They can’t do much about it. They didn’t elect McCain... It was millions and millions of FOOLS on our side, who thought an old, stiff, dumb as a rock Dem-in-GOP clothing could ever beat Hillary or Zero, in the difficult environment we had 6 months ago
it will show McCain to be 1. Hypocritical... 2. Confused and out of touch... 3. Two-faced and disingenous... 4. All of the above
Game over... Checkmate... Game Set Match...
there will be no October surprise folks... JM is running out the clock, and this loser doesn't realize he's 2 TDs down
Or 4. Leave it at “let’s be respectable and NOT admonish ZeroH’s accomplishments, cause he has NONE!!!
JM is running out the clock, but he does know its over.
Which is precisely where this lecture to his supporters came from.
He wants his reputation back when he returns to the Senate, he wants good press again, so his legacy is assured.
Exactly... I’m starting to hate him almost as much as ZeroH... He’s doing what you expect him to do... You KNOW he’s the enemy... McCain’s supposed to be on our side... What a joke
he gets a 2-fer... He gets to make history by helping elect the 1st... And he destroys conservatives throughout the nation,,,
think about it... In hindsight, it looks like it was all in the works... Huckabee coming out of nowhere to block FDT and Romney... The FIX is in...
I've changed my tagline.. Flame away
wat da hell is Mc thinking? doesn’t he know the election is a war? this is treason! aiding and abetting the enemy! I suppose this is more of his ‘hands across the aisle’ crap. actually, he doesn’t have to reach across the aisle. he is comfortably seated in the middle of the Dems side. Mc Cain is Obama lite. is there some way we can change the ticket to put Sarah for pres, and McWhatshisname for veep? me gusdusted!
Wow just watched the video - McCain coming off like a weak version of ‘96 Bob Dole. I honestly believe he doesn’t want to win this election.
It’s the RNC’s fault IMHO. McCain is the nominee because he won the NY and CA primaries - irrelevancies as to the conservative party nominee’s ultimate November success. We need Newt and Palin to get control of the party apparatus and stop the bi-partisan insanity. Conservatism isn’t dead or even descending, it just has no leadership.
Is McCain nuts? He acts like an old farm dog that’s been whipped too much.
Is it possible the imprisonment and torture he is so proud of affected his mind in ways he cannot even recognize?
I seems like every time the going gets tough, he rolls over and starts ingratiating himself - offering to suck the nearest tool he can find...
Perhaps he is hoping to be the poster boy for the next “new” psychological malady: PBS (prison b*tch syndrome)
Is Sarah Palin the only real man in this whole race?
I’m SO disgusted right now.
I just CANNOT believe we are going to have a Marxist for POTUS. It is inevitable.
I’m not even going to watch the television coverage at ALL on election night. I just do not have the stomach for it.
“..McCain is Obama lite.”
Best line I’ve seen in awhile.
I’m borrowing it for my new tagline.
Only Obama is CERTAINLY not an Andy Taylor,...
but McCain is definitely an older, angrier “Barney.”
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