April 2nd, 2008
10:00 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain takes shots at Letterman

CNN

Watch John McCain take jabs at David Letterman

(CNN) – Republican John McCain gave David Letterman a taste of his own medicine Tuesday night.

The late night talk show host often pokes fun at the 71-year-old senator because of his age. But McCain interrupted Letterman's monologue to get in a few shots of his own.

You think that stuff's pretty funny, don't you?" McCain told Letterman: "Well, you look like a
guy whose laptop would be seized by the authorities."

Click here to watch the full exchange!


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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Don, ME

    This is just a ploy to distract Americans from the fact that this man has a horrible temper. He can go on all the late-night shows for all I care, but in the end, he is still dangerous for America. The last thing we need is a volatile American president in this volatile climate that George W has established all over the world. Bush's legacy- war, pain, suffering, will take some time for the next president to fix, and McBush is not the one to do it.

    Note to McCain: Count to ten, and go away–slowly.

    Obama 08

    April 2, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Maureen, NV

    He's a nice man, but he should be thinking about retirement. He also does not do well without a teleprompter.

    April 2, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. Tom

    "He has no clue about the world around him, he really doesn't. After the comments he has made in the past few weeks, he really really scares me."

    Riddle me this... How are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama so much more enlightened? I'd say that based on age, worldly experience, and political experience, Barack Obama has the least clue of all.

    April 2, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. Public eye

    Maybe McCain and Hillary can do lounge comedy acts in Las Vegas when this is all over.

    April 2, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. HE'S FUNNY & SAD TO WATCH

    THIS McCAIN GUY REMINDS ME MORE OF TIM CONWAY IN A SCENE FROM THE CAROL BURNNETT SHOW. IT'S SOMETIMES TOO FUNNY TO WATCH HIM WALKING AND TALKING AT THE SAME TIME, THEN SOMETIMES I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM, HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S ABOUT TO TILT OVER WITH THE NEXT STEP.

    April 2, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. Jon

    He's not trying out for a job as a talk show host, guys. Get out of your mother's basement sometimes, DARTH, and wake up.

    April 2, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. Anyone but Obamination

    Better then Obamas' bowling...

    April 2, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. John, Encino, California

    McCain is a terrible public speaker. Not as awful as GWB, but he is incapable of speaking extemporaneously. He relies on cue cards and teleprompters, and it is painfully obvious when he is reading, just like he was in this Letterman clip. When you can tell someone is reading the joke, it cuts the legs out from under the humor and comes off as contrived. Unfortunately, this is how a lot of McCain's political speeches are sounding, too. The contrast with Obama is huge. A good extemporaneous speaker will always come off as more intelligent and informed than any speaker who just reads his material. And, in televised debates, his canned answers will hurt McCain.

    April 2, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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