(CNN) – Republican John McCain said Friday that Super Tuesday could mark the finish line of his party’s presidential race this year.
“Do I think the race will be over on Tuesday? Not often do I ask for divine intercession, but I have asked for that. Yes,” he told reporters on a campaign flight to Chicago. Republicans in 21 states will weigh in on Super Tuesday, February 5.
“From what we see in the polls, there is a very good chance it could be over on Tuesday,” said the Arizona senator, adding: “The sooner we get that done, the sooner I can go to work on uniting the party."
Despite his complicated history with the party’s base, he said, pragmatic Republicans will back him when faced with the Democratic alternative.
The senator also dismissed a Drudge Report story that he had met with former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and weighed joining the Democratic Party. McCain told reporters Friday that he had met with Daschle at the Democrat’s request, but had just laughed and reaffirmed his GOP loyalties when asked about the prospect of switching parties.
–CNN’s Tasha Diakides
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McCain is a warmongor.
what did he accomplished so far in congress, nothing but speech & support for G.Bush.
crazy old fool...
where are the articles about ron paul?
LIberals are jokes...Look at the media pouring money into Obamas campaign...chicanery.
I have been a loyal Republican. No more. I will not vote for McCain. Won't happen.
H Bush did not hand over the White House for the GOP...Ross Perot did that.
He is a man of integrity and honor. I have no doubt that he would do what he says he will do which I respect even if I don't agree with him 100 percent.
While I have the utmost respect for a genuine patriot, Mr. McCain is just too old for the job. The thought of a Clinton co-presidency is too disheartning to even contemplate!.
If Huckuby would drop out and make a deal with Romney to get his supporters if he makes him Vice President then we might have a chance of beating McCain the Liberal.
I will never vote for McAwful. I will vote Independent if McRotten is the GOP choice but I've read hundreds of comments from GOPers also willo not vote for him.
Romney is the man to vote for, not McCain. Obama or Hillary
Sorry John. No vote here either.
Yes, McCain is horrifying. The only thing he has going for him is his war stance. Thank God he realizes this could be a 100 year war. Beyond that, he's a nightmare on everything else.
McCain will be a continuation of Bush, only worse. I will vote Democrat before I will vote McCain. I hope Huckabee runs as a third party candidate so my vote will count for something instead of a whole lot of nothing. It's a shame the choices we americans have for a presidential candidate!
YES MCCAIN ACCTUALLY DID MEAN A 100 YEAR WAR. IF HE THANKS WE CAN WIN A WAR AGAINST TERRIOST WHO HATE US, AND BELIEVE WE TREAD ON HOLE GROUND WITH OUT GODS PERMISSION. HIS MORE OF AN IDIOT THAN BUSH. GOD HELP US ALL.
Where are former Sen. Jeremiah Denton and Congressman Sam Johnson. Why haven't they endorsed McCain. Because They are 2 true conservatives and former cellmates of McCain at Hanoi Hilton. Did McCain abandon them like he has the Republican party? Romney gets my vote.
I will sit out before I would vote for MeinCain or a dem. Paul 08!!!!
BIG MAC!!! 2008
mccain is a kook who wants to stay in iraq for 100 years, where will this money come from? china?
70% of americans want us out of iraq (which by the way had no link to 9/11 and no wmds) which makes mcinsane a fringe candidate
Gee Oregon City David, I didnt know that Bob Dole was President.
I will say that McCain can finish the job of ruining the Republican Party that Bush started.
Vote Ron Paul in 2008 and end the insanity and take your country back.
If this looney wins. He will bring down our country to its knees. Make sure he doesn't win, "my friends".
I'm ready for the Bloomberg / Lou Dobbs ticket.
I think censorship of candidates is very wrong. The positive message is that the world is watching the american election and aren't stupid.
I'll never vote for John Mcain. Show up to vote though, conservatives are going to have to oppose him at every turn. that means electing conservatives to state local and congressional seats.