May 9th, 2008
10:49 AM ET

Is John McCain depressed?

Editor's note: WARNING!!! This is not just a little tongue & cheek...it is A LOT of cheek!!! While the news events described did occur...Tanya Acker took little creative liberty with the dialogue...

Tanya Acker
Attorney, political analyst and Obama supporter

John McCain must be very depressed. What do people in the public service live for, except a little attention from those they “serve”? (Oh, and the chance to “serve” in the first instance, of course. Silly me).

In any event, he can’t get a second look from the press if he tried.

Case in point: during a Middle East tour, he makes the claim that al Qaeda, a Sunni terrorist group, is getting funding from Shiite Iran. (Just a little footnote here – Sunnis and Shiites don’t get along so well, see... e.g., the current civil war in Iraq). Hearing the stumble and eager to get things back on track, Joe Lieberman whispers a correction in his ear.
(Thank God for that trusty old Joe.)

“Oops,” the senator says, acknowledging his mistake. “Of course I didn’t mean that . . .”

Or did he? Remember, this is John “master of foreign policy” McCain, he who knows all about all things off-shore. Might this slip-up have been a ploy to direct some attention in this frenetic election season back to himself? A desperate cry for help (or at least news coverage) from the media masters? A passionate plea: “pay attention to me! Enough of the lady and the black guy!”

The press corps responds in turn. “Is it a ‘senior moment’ or something more sinister?” certain media inquisitors wonder aloud. “Might John McCain not have a handle on one of the key conflicts now informing much of American foreign policy?” inquire others (between breaking news segments about the all important flag lapel pin question.)

“Nope,” says the McCain campaign. “He just misspoke.”

“Oh, okay.” Says the press corps. “Thanks for the clarification. Now, back to the real news. About that flag pin issue . . .”

“dammit!” says john McCain. “Let’s try this again.”

Cut to a senate armed services committee meeting. Senator McCain is questioning general Petraeus about the presence of foreign fighters in Iraq.

“Here’s my chance,” the senator thinks to himself.

JOHN MCCAIN: "There are numerous threats to security in Iraq and the future of Iraq. Do you still view al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat?"

GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS: "It is a major threat. Though it is certainly as not as major a threat as it was say, 15 months ago."

MCCAIN: "Certainly not an obscure sect of the Shias overall?

PETRAEUS: "No, sir."

MCCAIN: "Or Sunnis or anybody else then?

“I did it!” the senator silently exclaims. “Someone will certainly notice that I have once again confused the Sunnis and Shiites! I can most assuredly expect cycle upon cycle of news coverage now! Victory!”

Indeed, the media does take up the question. “Is this another McCain ‘senior moment’ or is he really not aware of the historic enmity between Shiites and Sunnis?” inquiring media minds inquire.

“Neither.” Says the McCain campaign. “He simply stumbled on his words.”

“Oh, okay, thanks.” Says the media. “Sorry to have bothered you. But if you’ll excuse us, we’d really like to get back to the story about the lady (who, as luck would have it, is up for the same job as the Senator) claiming that she dodged gunfire in Bosnia. We’ve got endless news cycles to fill and need to get cracking. Thanks for your time. Later.”

“Blast it!” says McCain.

But wait. Another hopeful opportunity springs from the horizon. Turns out an angry black preacher said some outrageous stuff, and the black guy (who, as luck would have it, is up for the same job as the Senator) went to his church. Questions surface about loyalty to country, government conspiracies, and hating white people (never mind the fact that the black guy is only a half-black guy and that he was raised by his white mother and white grandparents with whom he was incredibly close).

“Aha!!” says the senator from Arizona. “This is my moment. If crazy preachers saying outrageous stuff are the talk of the town, then surely someone will pay attention to me now! I chased after an endorsement from this guy Hagee – who said that the catholic church is the “great whore” and that victims of hurricane Katrina have only their gay-loving selves to blame! He’s crazy too, right?! Someone will have to pay attention to me now, right?!”

Wrong. The fiery black preacher commands quite a bit of attention (in the interest of brevity, some points here are deliberately understated. I apologize for any confusion.) In any event, the fiery white one turns out to be not such good TV.

“Foiled again!” laments the senior Senator from Arizona.

And then the (half) black guy says that Americans are “bitter” and the next set of news stories breaks. The (half) black guy is an “elitist.” Raised by a single (white) mother on food stamps, he is “out of touch.”

“What about me??” exclaims our hero. “My wife is a gazillionaire beer heiress and we won’t turn over her tax returns!! Isn’t it apparent we are trying to hide our massive wealth – wealth that puts us in a league of elites of which most Americans cannot conceive! Now is my chance! I will get news coverage! I will! I will! I will!”

Well, not really. Turns out that when it comes to “elites,” the (half) black guy – raised by the single mother on food stamps – is a much better story. Indeed, who are the “elites” but those who don’t bowl well or chug beer properly? Our hero’s community fortune (the Mrs. estimated worth being something in the neighborhood of $100 million) pales in comparison.


And so it goes. How will this story end? Will the hopes and dreams of one of America’s great statesmen go unfulfilled? Will he languish in obscurity, only to be redeemed by the promise of some future post in which, all other aspirants having been vanquished, he can now command the attention of a news cycle for more than half a day (or so)?

Stay tuned.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • John McCain • Raw Politics • Tanya Acker
soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. linda., bella vista, ar

    Long term memory better than short term memory.

    Deflecting a question you can't get a handle on with humor to cover.

    Using 'nicknames' because you can't recall to cover.

    Usual course of Melanoma.


    May 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm |
  2. Mark

    I'd be depressed if every time I spoke it was disected as deeply as every word that Senator McCain says is. He has run a very issue driven campaign and when he can't tell a Sunni from a Shiite muslim he is insensitive. Obama and Clinton get their words mixed up all the time and nothing is made of it. If the news media had their way there would not be any more democratic primaries nor a general election and we would be inaugurating President Obama before June 1. And people wonder if McCain is depressed. You would be too if you were considered the next sacrificial lamb to Obama. Good lord willing the American people will be heard in November and all this will be for nothing

    May 9, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  3. I love the Louvre

    ~Kent, Illinois: If you think that Obama is not an elitist then you are the one living in fantasyland. Unless you are keeping something from us you don't have access to the Obamas' bank accounts either. Elitism isn't always about money, sometimes it is about a state of mind and under that definition Obama is an elitist of the worst kind.

    As for Obama not being caught up in DC politics; what the hell do you call Kennedy, Dodd, Conyers, Rockefeller, Kerry, Richardson and Pelosi, to name a few? Do you think that he is not going to owe them something in return?

    Forget fantasyland, you are living in the Twilight Zone.

    May 9, 2008 at 8:42 pm |
  4. JIM

    Why does he have to be depressed? Barack Hussein Obama can't be elected thank to jeremiah Wright and Ayers for the Weather underground. .H e will win the election by a landside. That will make Jack Cafferty a.k.a Mr. Hit and run mad. Live with it.

    May 9, 2008 at 8:40 pm |
  5. Judy

    Obama was right during his interview with Wolf Blitzer yesterday. Senator McCain has lost his"bearings" and yes he did and should have meant age. Age is an important factor. His mother may be 96 and looking "real good" but I wouldn't want her to be the President.
    McCain is literally too old. Yes, there were those who held office already and were older, like Regan but as we all are aware there was some evidence that he was becoming forgetful. We can't afford to take that chance, Not with this economy and not after 9/11.

    May 9, 2008 at 8:39 pm |
  6. Anna

    Every time I read a post that espouses the view that because John McCain is 71 he is too old to be president, it makes me cringe with fear. That criteria is about as valid as is color of skin or gender.

    Perhaps it's time to require a basic knowledge of civics and history before one is granted the privilege and responsibility of choosing the leader of the most powerful nation in the world. It seems that we have many who are ignorant of these basic facts, including the author of this article.

    CNN, your bias and lack of character and integrity have lost another viewer.

    May 9, 2008 at 7:55 pm |
  7. Vince in CA

    Kent, Illinois: It's McCain's wife who is rich. And they have seperate accounts and file their taxes seperately. If she shares that's her decision. But her millions of dollars are just that. Hers. Obama has more money than McCain. Not just from his books. Don't be so naive. We'll never really know exactly how and where these politicians get their money from.

    May 9, 2008 at 7:37 pm |
  8. Paris

    The reason John McCain doesn’t get scrutinized as much is because he has been in the senate for over
    20 years!! His life has been covered since he was a POW. He’s been in the spot light more than half of his life. And he ran for office before. There is nothing new we know it all.
    Now on the other hand there is a lot that we must find out on Obama and WE WILL.
    The statement that John McCain got an easy ride from the media is absurd.

    May 9, 2008 at 7:13 pm |
  9. Kent, Illinois

    Vince in CA and sweetie..........

    You both are living in a fantasy. McCain was a great candidate twenty years ago when he had conviction and fight in him. He didn't run. Now he has slipped into the Washington DC do what everyone else thinks he should do way of thinking. Pretty sad. People accuse others of things they see in themselves. When he called Obama an "elitist" he was seeing that in himself. Obama made over a million dollars last year only because of his two books. Had it not been for that he would be part of the "middle class".

    Lets elect someone who doesn't swim in money. They will understand us....................

    May 9, 2008 at 7:03 pm |
  10. I love the Louvre

    ~Vince: Yes, I agree, I am still waiting for Obama supporters to tell us what his accomplishments are and what his concrete plans are for the future. None of them seem to know, but they sure do like to hear his rhetoric!

    ~Annie Kate: I completely agree with your description of this blog post, it is both insulting and juvenile, I expected better from 360. I am disappointed that Anderson would put his stamp of approval on something like this.

    May 9, 2008 at 6:50 pm |
  11. Vince in CA

    I love the Louvre: Thanks. I honestly believe Cindy McCain would make a better First Lady than Michelle Obama. She is a true humanitarian. She's not just looking out for her own. And she may know that things are messed up and people are mean in many places. But instead of throwing it in everyones faces in a rude way she is actually doing something about making things right. Obama was wrong. Words are just words if you have no actions to back them up. He has chosen not to vote too many times as a Senator. Even once is too much and did not vote multiple times.

    May 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  12. I love the Louvre

    ~Vince in CA, I could not agree with you more. How many times has Obama made stupid comments and then had to go back to explain them? Maybe he should have an interpreter come along with him so that they can explain what he “really meant” every time he screws up.

    In regards to your second comment, I agree, they are all rich. Cindy McCain involves herself in many charities and is an avid animal lover. Unlike Michelle "I've never been proud of my country" Obama, she has a lot of good qualities.

    ~Susan, It has nothing to do with intelligence, it is all about pushing an agenda.

    May 9, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  13. Vince in CA

    B ESS: His wife is freakin' rich. And Obama has made millions aswell. Barbie Babe? She's very attractive and holds herself well with class, style, and respect. It's kinda hard to be elitist when your job used to serving you country and killing people in a war that many hated. I should know...I've done it in this recent war. But, compared to us they're all rich. So what. And compared to the other spouses Cindy is hot. I'm young and I think so.

    May 9, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  14. jes

    As a proud Canadian I pray that if Americans don't vote for Hilary please vote for John McCain. From watching & reading about the USA election as an outsider it is clear that Americans cannot see beyond their own nose. If they took the time to listen to or watch the CBC or BBC they would realize that they have gone from being hated by the rest of the world to being the a joke to the rest of the world. The must asked question is "why would Americans vote for a person" who has no experience, no job training, no insight, not a world traveler, untruthful etc. to be their leader. It appears his only qualification is the color of his skin

    May 9, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  15. Anders Scooper

    John McCain is very upbeat and waiting for the election so the Republicans can really show Obama's character to the voters if he is the nominee. Go John!

    May 9, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  16. Gary Chandler in Canada

    It's already clear. The Republicans have the God given right to campaign against Obama's youth and lack of experiece, but raising the record of McCain's lack of judgement on certain issues, flip flopping on others, and throwing the first 'spit' balls, (Hamas) is considered an attack on his old age!?
    (Doesn't he know Guilano and Romney had the brains to look for a better chance in the future.)
    If nobody can state the fact McCain is an old man, then nobody should be able to mention that Obama is young.
    Oh, when the Republicans bring up Wright, will it be okay to counter with religious leaders backing McCain? His religious leaders are on record as saying AIDS was punishement by God.

    May 9, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  17. Susan


    Your attempt at humor was downright tasteless and disrespectful. I would expect more from an educted woman such as yourself.


    May 9, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  18. YesWeCan

    John needs his mid-day nap. McCain's used to sleeping. He's slept through twenty years in Congress.

    May 9, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  19. B ESS

    Do the four million uninsured care if "elitist", pandering, rich boy, with Barbie-babe, is depressed?

    May 9, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  20. B ESS

    Who cares ? He's freakin' rich !

    May 9, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  21. Vince in CA

    Obama must be real old. He's had more senior moments...Not remembering what he heard or didn't hear. Then admitting he had heard. Having to apologize or reexplain one of his numerous misspeaks and slipups. If McCains biggest blunder is about Iran and Al Qaeda then he seems to be aging well.

    May 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  22. JC- Los Angeles

    Let's face facts, most people in positions of power are hacks; Wall Street? hacks; Corporate Executives? high priced hacks; Alan Greenspan? total hack; George Bush? head hack; Rev. Wright? hack; Priests? a lot of hacks; professional coaches that always end up fired? hacks; now comes McCain and Obama; McCain, like the current administration, has no understanding of the Middle East; his comments prove my point; President Bush has so little understanding of the Middle East that he sends a woman of color (Rice) to the Middle East to broker peace; you can't make this stuff up; hack for the ages; Obama? he writes memoires before doing anything of note; hack; for twenty years he follows Rev. Wright; hack move; although raised by a white woman, he writes about lessons learned from his Kenyan father; say what hack? It's no wonder that sitcoms are dying, the reality we experience everyday from our leaders is down right hysterical.

    May 9, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  23. Judi, Washington DC

    Also, if I may add, could someone please tell Senator Hillary R. Clinton to step aside and stop wasting precious time and money.

    Wash, DC

    May 9, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  24. Judi, Washington DC

    Who cares about media time? Since when has the media started electing candidates to the presidential seat? In case, some do not know, let me enlighten you a little bit, most voting American people have other things to do with their lives than sit in front of the TV all day, especially nowadays when every chicken, goat and cow that call themselves TV station are all into covering political drama…in fact, it getting really boring, could we hear some other news please.

    The other day I could not believe my ears and eyes that I sat for almost 15mins watching Obama address people in North Carolina and every TV station stopped their regular programming to air him live like he was already the American president and had a crucial gas-price-reducing, economy-saving, American-dollar-value-increasing, and Iraqi-Afghanistan-military-personnel-coming-home-strategy message that has weight he had to bring.

    Come on guys these people are still contesting, let us let them be and stop giving them presidential treatment when they are not even close yet. And what is this about McCain meeting with foreign officials and Middle East tours…O puleez. I’m even surprised the officials he went to visit paid him attention, “Iraqi Sunni terrorists being financed by Shiite Iran” my foot, a whole US presidential candidate does not even know common Middle East history especially when we have been in the area for over 5 years now.

    This is the Unites States of America presidential selection process we are talking about here and not child’s play; and whether we choose to believe it or not, a lot of crucial international issues are hanging on the balance including peoples’ lives. So, let us all be very careful and cut out the stage-play-acting...and cheering.

    May 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  25. Jo Ann

    @xtina, Chicago: I agree. I guess CNN is starting to point their guns at McCain now, trying to make him look incompetent and stupid. What is the point of posting something like this except to make false impressions about McCain and to promote their candidate of choice Obama?

    I guess we can add this to the hoax video they showed the other day on 360. I like the way they try to get away with this insult by saying it is all in fun. Only a fool would believe it.

    Will we be seeing a similar blog about Obama? Seems he has made some pretty large faux pas himself. I won't hold my breath waiting.

    Jo Ann
    North Royalton, Ohio

    May 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  26. Ryan Field

    John McCain doesn't have to worry. With all the well educated, white collar Democrats like me he'll pick up when Barack Obama is the nominee, he'll slip into the white house with complete ease.

    May 9, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  27. Kent, Illinois

    McCain won't have to wait much longer and he will be attacked without end. We will have the young vibrant man against the senior citizen. All of McCain's blunders so far will be exploited. Cable tv channels will be winning awards for their coverage and spin.

    May 9, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  28. Michelle in CA

    Irony and satire can be an effective form of communicating serious social issues in a non-confrontational manner...check out Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal". I appreciate your article.

    I echo your concern that the media continues to make this election seem like some kind of reality T.V. show. Both the press and the public easily slip into a state of disillusional thinking that there are no real consequences to misspoken words or unsubstantiated actions and that world crises will roll merrily along from a distance for our media satiated enjoyment. Network ratings seems to be more important that chosing a President who is capable of leading this country from the brink of economic and diplomatic disaster.

    The fact that Obama is very close to being the nominee for the Democratic party, despite fierce opposition from certain media outlets and other corporate funded entities, is perhaps evidence that public school teacher's efforts over the last 15 years to teach school children how to differentiate between media spin and real facts is now allowing the young people to join the "latte sipping eggheads" of this country in making decisions based on independent thought rather than the opinions of political pundits. Hope for real change is in the air. Let's move forward into the 21st century!

    Obama 2008

    May 9, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  29. Kent, Illinois

    I really love this story..lol.......that is terrific. When they make the blockbuster hit movie about all of this, and they will, I hope they include stuff like this. Obama says he wants Will Smith to play him in any future movie of all of this. Sounds like a hit. Thanks for the fun story.

    May 9, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  30. Monika

    Thanks for posting this. It's the funniest thing I've read in ages.

    I've just talked to someone who thinks McCain is the only qualified candidate because he's the only one with "military experience". I kept asking, "What about being a POW 50 years ago makes you qualified to run a country?" The answer: "Well, at least he was in the military." Yeah??? So are a lot of idiots, including my ex. That doesn't mean they are capable of running a country. Being captured and held prisoner makes you one of two things: extremely stupid or extremely unlucky. Neither one of those is in my opinion a qualification for President of the United States.

    McCain only wants to talk about the war because that's his alleged field of expertise. He obviously doesn't have a clue about anything else. And now it seems he doesn't even have a clue about his "field of expertise" either. Do we really want another clueless president???

    May 9, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  31. Janet Gray Delray Bch, Fl

    Dosen't anyone get it? Obama is a slick Willy.

    Everything that he did was blamed on the Clintons.

    1. Rev. Wright
    2. Bitter Comment
    3. Flag Pin
    4. Dishonoring the National Anthum
    6. Michelle's anti american remarks

    You Obama supporters are going to wake up too late, but me, well
    I'm voting for Hillary so I will have no regrets. She should run as an
    independent or millions of people are going to write her name in.

    Obama and his stupid supporters need to quit blaming everyone
    else for his poor judgement and mistakes.

    May 9, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  32. Jenny

    I do not know if the man is depressed or not but I feel better knowing that Joe Lieberman has personally assured us that the Senator has not lost his bearings.

    Jenny Rome GA

    May 9, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  33. Fay, CA

    Very funny and scary blog post. John McCain isn't getting nearly enough scrutiny–hopefully when the Democrats finally settle on a nominee, some of the more troubling aspects of McCain views and associates will get a more thorough examination–he seems to be getting a pass for now.

    May 9, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  34. Maritza

    Tongue & Cheek? Hardly, her goes the slam fest, Here is something that can be not be argued, POW that survived horrific torture , unquestiable service and loyalty to his country , proven fact , experience relevant to the job, list of accomplishments they far out weigh Jr. Obama , Hands on meetings with our men and women serving in Iraq, meeting with Military leaders not empty words , but actual action that prove how dedicated he is to understanding the complexities of war, his respect of our US military , no slip of the tongue their , again the moral and intergity of this candidate are demonstrated by his actions and long years of service that goes on the resume, what's the alternative? a man reapeating change.. change.... and when the batteries run out of this cult like figure will he have enough energy to say now what do I do? " help? .. standing in the White House, Now that is DEPRESSING, and very dangerous.

    Tanya, try some time at your local legal aid office , time well spent.


    May 9, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  35. Dee n Texas

    McCain may not be depressed now – but he will be depressed before November.

    May 9, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  36. Paris

    CNN stop the bias reproting.

    May 9, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
  37. spencer

    Calling on all White folks to vote race in the rest of the primaries..(turnabout is fair play)

    May 9, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  38. Tammy, Berwick, LA

    Considering the candidate choices we all should be on Paxil or some other suitable anti-deprepressant.

    May 9, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  39. Sue

    Very amusing article!

    But despite the humor, the are real concerns raised, mostly just how can someone who is so adamant that we stay in Iraq 100 years and justifies the invasion and occupation, know so little about the people that have lost lives, jobs, homes, security, and live in far worse fear now than under that madman Sadam, how could he NOT have spent the time that even a few hours of reading of the history and current ethnic and religiouis distribution of Iraq that would break his Sunni/Shia confusion.

    I think that when the next debates between Democractic and Republican nominees takes place, the FIRST question to each candidate is to give a 5 minute summary of the factions in Iraq, the history and current disputes, for if we have so much power to determine the future of this country, our LEADER should at least understand who these people are, what they have been through, what we have done, and what will happen both if we stay and if we go, and how we do both of those.

    We are hated around the world because of the cavilier way we push our might around, and it seems to have out done the equally cavilier way we have pushed our humanitarian aid around for good, and maybe repairing our image and our country’s soul is to understand others and not be so glib about what a Sunni versus what a Shia is and what their history is, what their current disputes are, etc. etc.

    360 Rocks!

    May 9, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  40. Yeah, sure.

    Although this was an amusing blog, you'd have to wonder why the McCains would "chase" an endorsement from such an ignorant, smearing, bellicose, "Man of God." Hmm... Maybe because THAT obviously means they'll gain the votes of certain ignorant, white, rural voters. Also, the McCains met while he was still married and she struggled with addiction and legal implications. He came back from war with PTSD, but certainly he's fine now and no hard feelings. What does the preacher say about that and does he have an actual degree in theology or just hate-mongering? What hypocrisy.There should be more media attention on this unfortunate endorsement, just as there was on the Rev. Wright controversy.

    May 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  41. Y

    Well said. I'm glad somebody thinks like me.

    May 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm |
  42. LJ

    It was nice to see it all written here. You must have read my mind.

    May 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm |
  43. Jane

    Can you tell me where the "Jeremiah Wright" enthusiasm is for the "I got the white vote" wrapped up comment is? Where is the 400 loops per day on that? Or on John Hagee and the Catholics he calls devils?

    It is obvious you guys need more diversity behind the scenes (in who selects the stories)

    If Barack said something crazy like that it would be a "a means reason of justifying the ends of stealing the nomination from him"
    I have never seen the cockiness or craziness I am seeing in Hillary Clinton so publically and boldly stated but in the Republican nuts.

    May 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm |
  44. Michelle

    Finally there is some balance in the force . Too often this blog
    seems to let Clinton supporters and haters claim Obama can not win without another pov.
    Is there any actual data supporting this ? It is spin to the nth
    degree. I hear people taking to the airwaves on CNN saying
    this without being taken to task . Is the media now being like
    HRC dropping hints that a black male can not be president .
    Is this what Americans really think or believe ? I wonder if
    anyone is keeping tabs of how many times viewers hear
    the phrase " Obama can not win " on CNN uttered by pundits,
    political operatives and candidate supporters . Funny, are
    there any supdelegs defecting from Obama to Clinton or is
    it vice versa. ABC News says Obama now has more supdelegs
    in his corner than Clinton. I am with Matchbox 20, Lets See
    How Far We've Come. Somehow Dylan's " Like A Rolling
    Stone" or Positively 4th Street seems to apply to HRC's
    situation with the supdelegs. Here come a Will I Am mashup
    video is in the works.

    May 9, 2008 at 12:09 pm |
  45. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I'm all for humor, however let's have equal time in the laugh out loud department. Perhaps an equally funny McCain supporter could do a tongue in cheek on Obama. Happy smiles...

    Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif.

    May 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm |
  46. Claudia

    John McCain is TOO OLD and with that comes TOO OUT OF TOUCH. There is nothing about his age will change, he can't deny it so there is no argument there. And one certainly doesn't expect their 71 year old grandpa to be in touch. Enough with this, where is that McCain medical report that is to be released this month.

    May 9, 2008 at 11:55 am |
  47. Cindy

    Yeah it seems John McCain can't get any media time no matter what he does. He could spew out any nonsense that makes no sense what so ever and the press would over look it. All that they are worried about and harp on constantly are Obama and Hillary. And that is getting to be a bit much for me!

    May 9, 2008 at 11:49 am |
  48. Annie Kate

    I generally love a good joke or a bit of fun. This is neither. I can think of other adjectives for it – condescending, disrespectful, juvenile – but not funny. This is the blog of a news show on a news network – you are suppose to be objective.

    I doubt you will post this comment since its not "funny" either but I really expected better of 360.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    May 9, 2008 at 11:37 am |
  49. Tammy, Berwick, LA

    When the antics of Obama and Clinton and their supporters and detractors give enough material to cover the news 24/7, why look elsewhere? If those candidates wouldn't do things or associate with people who do things that bring attention on themselves McCain might get a little bit of attention. As it is, why bother?

    May 9, 2008 at 11:19 am |
  50. xtina, chicago

    Obama says "people in Penn. cling to their guns and religion". His wife says about Barack 's mom "she thought she was special EVEN THOUGH she grew up in Kansas". Were these also "slip of the tongue" statements or does only John McCain make them?

    May 9, 2008 at 11:16 am |
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