April 21st, 2008
03:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Cindy McCain: John doesn't have a temper

Cindy McCain appeared on The View Monday.
Cindy McCain appeared on The View Monday.

(CNN)— Cindy McCain on Monday beat back accusations her husband is known to have a bad temper, saying it’s often mistaken for his passion for the issues.

“He is passionate about the future of this country,” Mrs. McCain, wife of presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain , said while serving as a co-host on ABC’s “The View.” “Some people mistake that for temper.” Mrs. McCain also insisted the issue is one of the biggest misconceptions people have of her husband.

The Arizona senator defended the claims again Sunday after The Washington Post devoted a portion of its front page to a lengthy investigation into McCain’s past.

Earlier this month McCain told CNN’s Dana Bash voters should expect him to get angry sometimes.

"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."

Speaking on Monday, Cindy McCain also said while she is reserved about her place in politics, she is excited about having being part of “American history.”


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soundoff (221 Responses)
  1. jimmy vekmen

    mCCAIN CAN TAP INTO HIS WIFE'S ONE HUNDRED MILLION FORTUNE,BUT SHE WILL NOT LOOSEN THE PURSE STRINGS
    TO HELP. SHE HAS YET TO MAKE HER TAX RETURNS PUBLIC
    SHE MIGHT LET MCCAIN HAVE SEVERAL MILLIONS WHEN SHE SEES HER HUSBAND LEADING IN THE GENERAL ELECTION POLLS.

    April 21, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  2. jimmy vekmen

    MCCAIN IS NOT TOO OLD TO SERVE A ONE TERM PRESIDENCY.

    April 21, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  3. McBomb

    ====they both are losers===

    my firends,

    lets bomb iran, india, china, russia, germany, frence...etc..

    and ,

    screw the gas prices, education, healthcare...

    yours truly,
    john mcbomb

    April 21, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  4. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    BEING PRESIDENT IS NOT A CURE FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT, IT'S A MAKING OF A DISASTER.

    April 21, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  5. PMN

    Bonnie, Mccain divorced his first wife, while she was disabled from a car accident mind you, for his current heiress wife.

    April 21, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  6. PMN

    Please do a search for
    vietnam veterans against john mccain

    April 21, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  7. peter in PA

    People who votes for McCain hear this....A vote for McCain is a vote for Cindy McCain. He is too old to handle the day to day activities of the president. Cindy will have hands on everything and will literally control McCain's agenda. She will make Nancy Regan look like choir girl. Do you want to vote for Cindy? Think!

    April 21, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  8. Dancindukes

    Geez that is not what history says. There have been too many reports to try to pull this one off. Maybe she should team up with Bill Clinton on "how to help your mate get elected Prez".

    April 21, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  9. skylark

    I will be so glad when this whole thing is over. Face it. Name calling, hateful remarks (of which I am guilty a time or two), becoming slathering pit bulls because you can remain anonymous is not going to change anyones mind on a candidate. We made our choices a long time ago. The only decision left is simple. 4 more years of what we have had for the last 10 or a new start.
    Regarding the experience argument, the founders of this country, the pilgrims came here to escape religious oppression. They were not experienced but they did have hope. If not for them we wouldn't have the freedom we do. Unfortunately, we have once again become religiously oppressed to a certain degree. If they, like some of you, had been afraid of change or the unknown and unwilling to risk it all for freedom there would be no America. Cindy McCain, like Hillary and other women who have been "abused" either verbally or physically or psychologically will always defend their abusers.

    April 21, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  10. Honest

    Cindy, who are you kidding? Another propaganda. American people are not stupid

    April 21, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  11. mimi de la cruz

    MCWAR WONT STAND FOR CORRUPTION?

    REMEMBER THE KEATING FIVE. WELL GUESS WHO

    WAS ONE,OF THE FIVE? NONE OTHER THAT JOHN BOY.

    AND WHO TOOK A WORLD WIND TRIP ON OUR DIME?

    NONE OTHER THAN JOHN BOY.

    MCCAIN THINKS IF HE REPEATS IT OFTEN ENOUGH,

    WE WILL BELIEVE IT. NO!! THAT ONLY WORKS FOR CINDY.

    April 21, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  12. Evan

    She is lying

    April 21, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  13. No Hillary

    Hillary – more scandals yet to be uncovered fully

    http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=62012

    April 21, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  14. Independent-woman-voter-for-Obama

    Poor John McCain.

    April 21, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  15. Newman

    Cindy, did John take the red pill or the blue pill?

    April 21, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  16. Ex hillary supporter

    Here's the real truth about her, can't believe they pulled the wool over our eyes for this long

    http://hillarytruth.blogspot.com/

    April 21, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  17. J Williamson

    What is she supposed to say? "John gets so mad at times that his head does a 360 just like Linda Blair's did in the Exorcist!" I think you'd get a less-biased view by talking to people McCain's known through work (and otherwise) over the years. Many of these people have said that this man has a volcanic temper. Is it all true? Probably not, but there is certainly something to it.

    April 21, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  18. Chris, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

    Technically, this is bad. "He has no temper" literally means he gets angry easily. People confuse this because we often say, "He has a bad temper." "bad" = "lacking" or "fragile".

    Temperament is a good thing.

    April 21, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  19. ED FL

    Of course john doesn't get mad at Cindy she has his PURSE STRINGS[ Just like the lobbyists female companions.

    April 21, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  20. Martin in PA

    In response to "Frank" (many, many posts ago):

    McCain: Old, out of touch autocrat
    Hillary: Lying, egotistical autocrat
    Obama: Honest, upstanding statesman

    OBAMA – ALL THE WAY BABY!

    April 21, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  21. Pat Malkes

    His temper is a sign that he cares. A bad thing? Not at all. I'd rather see a screamer in the White House than an apathist. The screamer cares about the future of a great nation, the apathist enjoys the view from on top of it.

    If you expected to see "Presidential Contender '08" down here, it's a bad sign.

    April 21, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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