January 30th, 2008
09:10 AM ET
9 years ago

McCain wins Florida: What's next?

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CNN's Dana Bash takes a look at McCain's victory in Florida and previews what's ahead for the Arizona senator. (Photo Credit: AP) 


Filed under: John McCain
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  1. Gorbashov, Long Beach, Ca.

    GOD HELP US!

    January 30, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  2. bamagirl80

    As a moderate Democrat, I am glad McCain won over the other candidates in Florida. I hope he goes on to win the Republican nomination. I do believe Barack can take him, though. McCain (at 70) looks like he needs a nap. This is hardly the face of the leader we need to change the world's attitude and concept towards America. Globally, we are already reviled, thanks to W.

    Don't add insult to injury by putting Grandpa Moses up as our new poster boy of change.

    January 30, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  3. notevenfordogcatcher

    Your Daddy January 30, 2008 11:07 am ET

    Hmm… All Republican ticker stories seem to get low interest here on CNN… guess they are all on Faux News enjoying fair and balanced and no spin reporting.

    Except for geniuses like you. Take a good sip and enjoy the kool-aid, there you go, turn on NPR and get the days talking points, excellent.

    For the record "dude", I have been trying to blog on this entry but your fair and balanced CNN does not want the truth told about the liberal John McCain.

    I respectfully ask all to google Juan Hernandez (who by the way "Your Daddy" is allowed plenty of airtime on Fox news even though he is a leftist windbag, but that is what "gasp" makes them fair and balanced and ummm NUMBER ONE) and see who John McCain has on-board his team of advisors.

    You will be stunned at what you are NOT hearing about.

    January 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. John from CT

    With the win last night and the endorsement of Rudy it appears that the Republican nominee is set. An uphill battle now for Mitt. Tonight's debate should be interesting with both of them going at one another. Pay attention to who Huckabee goes after - that may be a VP move.

    January 30, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  5. checkthisout

    The Democrats are divided right down the middle.
    They are left with 2 candidates.
    One a white woman, the other an African American man.
    If one wins the nomination, as is inevitable one will, then come the Presidendial election, the other Democratic half will not vote or will vote Republican, leaving the White House to the Republican !!!!
    With Giulliani out, Bloomberg might want in, but this will have negligible effect.

    So there is nothing to worry about.

    You see, the Democrats want to write History.
    Never before has a woman nor an African American ever won the Presidency.
    They took a gamble.
    And it is going to cost them !!
    Because after we fix the economy, gain success in Iraq, destroy Alqaeda, who will want the liberal democrats in 2012 & 2016?

    Either President McCain or President Romney would do just fine for now.

    January 30, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. ANTI CLINTONS

    Wake up people of CA, insane McCain will not help you with economic issues you are facing right now, Romney can and will help you out, your govoner has isn't any help, just a lib in the conservative side.

    Romney!

    January 30, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. Sergio, AZ

    Sen McCain screwed the pooch when he tried to shove in that "comprehensive Emigration Bill; which clearly was rejected by most LEGAL americans. If the choice comes between Barack or McCain, it'll be a Democrastic landslide and we will loose this next election. McCain has no chance against Barack. And as to Hillary, even Hugstaby can beat her, because not even the top Dems are standing behind her.

    January 30, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  8. Attacks by the Establishment on Ron Paul Continue

    PAUL: Well, we've only had two little primaries so far. So it's pretty premature to decide which one is going to be the candidate. But, you know, when you think about it, if you measured everything I've ever said, every vote I've ever taken against the Constitution, you know, I'm a strict constitutionalist.

    Are you suggesting the Republicans should write me off because I'm a strict constitutionalist? I'm the most conservative member here. I have voted, you know, against more spending and waste in government than anybody else.

    (APPLAUSE)

    So you're suggesting that I'm not electable and the Republicans don't want me because I'm a strict fiscal conservative, because I believe in civil liberties? Why should we not be defending civil liberties and why should we not be talking about foreign policy that used to be the part of the Republican Party?

    PAUL: Mr. Republican Robert Taft didn't even want us to be in NATO and you're saying now that we have to continue to borrow money from China to finance this empire that we can't afford?

    Let me see if I get this right. We need to borrow $10 billion from China, and then we give it to Musharraf, who is a military dictator, who overthrew an elected government. And then we go to war, we lose all these lives promoting democracy in Iraq. I mean, what's going on here?

    (APPLAUSE)

    And you're saying that this isn't appealing to Republicans? Where did this come about? I think this is the Republican message. I defend the platform. It used to say we'd (inaudible) the Department of Education. It doesn't say that now.

    We, as Republicans, went and doubled the size of the Department of Education, so where have we gone? I think we've lost our way. And then the insinuation that I am less Republican because of that?

    January 30, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. Victor, AZ

    I keep hearing that McCain is the only one who can protect america and that national security trumps protecting our economy. I beg to differ, Yes we need protecting, however I want you to answer me this? How in the world you are supposed to protect America when you run out of money? We need the get back into business in being the world's economy superpower, stop dependening on our enemies for our fuel, and stop paying those who wants us dead and empowering them evem more..We go broke and they get rich! With McCain as President , we will go broke, continue with wide open borders, and continue to "press one for english". It's time for America to be STRONG again.

    January 30, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. America Forever

    What next? The end of the world if this guy is at the helm.

    January 30, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. Mark G., BBH, ME

    The End of America as we knew it.

    January 30, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. Amanda

    His mother is right. Repubs will have to hold their nose and vote for him to keep a dem out of the whitehouse. How sad that this is what our "two-party" system has been reduced to.

    January 30, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. A.K.

    I AM A HUCKABEE SUPPORTER BUT I AM GOING TO SWITCH TO ROMNEY BECAUSE I REFUSE TO VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN. HE WANTS AMNESTY. HE HAS ILLEGAL ALIENS WORKING ON HIS RANCH/FARM.

    JOHN THE AMNESTY MAN SAID ILLEGALS ARE DOING THE WORK AMERICANS WON'T DO. REMEMBER??

    HE TOLD TIM RUSSERT HE HAS TO EXPLAIN THE IMMIGRATION BILL SO THAT THEY WILL UNDERSTAND WHY WE NEED IT. HE THINKS THE REST OF US ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW OUR OWN MINDS, I GUESS.

    NO, JOHN THE AMNESTY MAN, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT AMERICANS DO NOT WANT AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    I HAVE TRIED TO POST THIS AND CNN HAS YET TO POST IT. AT LEAST FOX POSTED IT.

    January 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  14. USMC 98-05

    McCain is a old fart that will bring nothing to this country except more wars, tax cuts for the corporations, and bigger deficits.

    It is a safe bet for the Republicans, however as Bush has proven, you beat McCain, and he turns into a lap dog.

    Bush is just a maniac who will never back down on anything (captain Ahab will hunt his whale sinking his ship and killing his crew), but McCain is not, he will get into a fetal position and wither, and if McCain wins, by some miracle, he will be a true lame duck.

    Plus, if people think because of the momentary lul of violence in Iraq, things are better now, you trully don't know the history of middle east (for all the crazy things people do in the middle east, these guys are generational fighters, they will never stop fighting, we'll be fighting their kids and grand kids). I'd be in Iraq fighting myself if there was something to win, but there is NOTHING to WIN in Iraq. I dare you to disagree (with facts). By the way Al-Qaida makes up only 2% of the Iraqi insurgents.

    When, and I do mean when, the more viscious violence sparks up again in Iraq, that will sink McCain just like Rudy's downfall in Florida.

    BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW

    January 30, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  15. Nicola Di Ferrante

    What about a 72 years old possible President? And about Mc Cain's melanoma?
    DO NOT TELL ME THAT I WROTE THIS ALREADY!

    January 30, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    Granpa McCain, Goodluck in your run to old peoples home.

    This is too funny, is this CHINA where you have to be 80+ years old to be a leader.

    January 30, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  17. arnold burton

    If you think the economy is bad now, God help this country if Obama gets in with his inexperience. If you really listen to his speeches, all he talks about is furthering his own race. Could he be a racist?

    January 30, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. AntiBrenda

    It goes to show you what the republican base has to offer America....Zip!..Nada!..
    Thanks to Bush.

    January 30, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  19. Steph

    What is next? Not much.

    He may become president, but I don't expect much will change.

    January 30, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  20. Steph

    Expect the Status Quo: "McCain has been a part of Washington for 26 years. A two-term congressman, he's been a senator since 1986. He's been running for president for the last eight years. Another Washington insider."

    January 30, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  21. Drew Y

    WILL A REAL LEADER PLEASE STAND UP ??

    CLINTON, OBAMA, MCCAIN...IS THERE REALLY A DIFFERENCE?! It seems that no one thinks about the fact that these 3 people are part of a senate that has been a complete FAILURE. The NON Energy bill they came up with taxes and restricts energy production. This will continue to keep the price of energy high which in turn effect the stock markets. There is no real energy crisis but it's been manufactured all because of the DELUSION that mere humans can change the climate of an entire planet. Anyone who believes that is an ELITIST or has been DELUDED by one. The global warming farse only seeks to further control people and in America that just goes against everything we stand for. So is there a leader out there that anyone can trust ? Probably not....

    January 30, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  22. ryan SC

    McCain is dirty he showed that in florida,democrat views ,liar, old enough to be my great grand dad instead of white house he needs to go retire in florida with all the people who supported him in a retirement home. I support romney but will vote democrat before vote for McCain if he wins hope people get smart in other states and vote for Romney who really knows how to run country not just pretend like McCain.

    January 30, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
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