(CNN) – John McCain Tuesday brushed off suggestions his well-documented quick temper may hinder his ability to serve as President of the United States.
In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, the presumptive Republican nominee acknowledged he can get angry from time to time, but called that face a "very minor thing" compared to his accomplishments in the Senate.
"[My] leadership qualities required an even temper and those abilities to reach across the aisle and work with democrats for the good of my constituents and the country are clear indications that that’s a very minor thing as compared to my record of accomplishment."
McCain also said he thinks voters will expect him to get angry at times.
"When I see corruption in Washington, when I see wasting needlessly of their tax dollars, when I see people behaving badly—they expect me to get angry, and I will get angry," he said. "Because I won’t stand for corruption, and I won’t stand for waste of their tax dollars and I will demand that people serve their country first and the special interests second."
McCain has long been known by Senate colleagues for his at-times angry outbursts. Most recently, he issued Texas Sen. John Cornyn an apology after shouting "F- you' at him during last year's heated immigration debate.
Cornyn endorsed McCain's presidential bid in February.
Yeah...minor to you. It wouldn't be a recurring issue if it were "minor".
No country For Old Men
No Grandpa Munster in the Whitehouse!
Thats why we should vote for No Shock Barrack, No Drama Obama.
Call whatever your shortcomings "a minor thing" if you want.
But, what I want to know is, "What do others around you, think
of your temper? That would be more believable than patting
youself on the back. What do others around you think of your
superior attitude? What do others around you think of your "real
policies". Those policies that are not detailed because if they
were really detailed, nobody would vote for you.
Hillary or McCain....NEVER Obama
he supports a RACIST man and has his own children sit in a church to be brainwashed....that is far worse than a "temper"!!!!!!!
LOL!!!! Don't worry Senator is cool, but boy do that's funny!! LOL!!!
You go John......
'MINOR' Get real McCain your temper goes far beyond minor. Remember this is the guy that is ready to start another stupid war with IRAN!!
" I will demand that people serve their country first and the special interests second."
– or how about not serving special interests at all? Sheesh...
now let's hope that his temper runs in a debate and then Obama can win all 50 states and repair the damage that Hillary's self- destruct will have at the convention. :]
He’s evil, pure & simple
McCain was a P.O.W.... of the Civil War (LOL) He's too old and not electable. But Hillary is. Vote for Hillary now.
loose cannon... scary...
It doesn't matter; He'll be in a retirement home before he could finish his first term in office. Might as well vote for Hillary. She's the obvious choice.
McCain has a peanut head. The only one worthy to represent the country is Hillary. Everyone else can eat a fat one.
Just what we need. Another executive who bombs first and asks questions later (McBush wants to continue the war for 100 years _and_ "bomb, bomb Iran"). Another executive who wants to restrict free speech (McBush said he thinks MoveOn should be "thrown out of the country" for criticizing Petraeus) How is that "an even temper?" How will his attitude towards critics of foreign policy help him "reach across the aisle?"
As for McCain's reformer act, I don't buy it for a second. He only started talking about campaign finance reform after getting caught in a campaign finance scandal in the eighties.
When asked about his temper he should have turned green and yelled RARRRRRRRR!!! haahh lol
Are they now trying to rule out McCain because they know if Obama gets the nomination record numbers of Democrats will vote McCain? I don't care what kind of temper he has, I'm a Democrat and he is still a shining star compared to Obama! With Obama's baggage, I'll never cast a vote for him.
I would request Pres. Bush to keep the nuclear trigger keys with him during retirement, in the event Sen. McCain does become President.
This man is oooh soo old and set in his ways with a temper to boot. Not what i want in a president.
He always talks about is 96 year old mom, but leaves out the fact that his father died when he was 70 years old.
May God watch us if this guy becomes our president!!
FLORIDA DEMOCRATS FOR MCCAIN
May God watch us if this guy becomes our president!.
May God watch us if this guy becomes our president!!.
McCain is going down from within his own party. He has a reputation as angry stubborn old man. I expect to see some 527 groups running ads showing McCain mulling over becoming a VP on a democratic ticket. Although, some conservative Democratics and Independents, will look favorably at that. Conservative Republicans will seriously doubt McCain committment to the conservative agenda and choose to stay home in November unless he picks a conservative Republican running mate, by which he will lose conservative Democrats and Independents.