April 21st, 2008
03:30 PM ET
6 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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  1. DEE in fla

    HE is to OLD

    OBAMA 08

    April 21, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Kind of interesting-the thought of having a President who really, and truly does believe the "Buck" ( and the BS) stops here!!

    April 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  3. wolfsbane

    Temper? Hah, that old fossil barely has a temperature.

    April 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. AZM

    Watch how fast the other side rolls in here to rip Cindy to pieces... The party of Unity & Change will be here in a second just like they go after each other....

    Unity and Change
    Hypocracy 2008

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  5. SueB

    He called her a word I won't even write–in front of 3 reporters and he doesn't have a temper? Maybe it's not temper. Maybe it's just a mean streak.

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. ***AMERICAN***

    Spin, Spin Spin!

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Kyle Indianapolis, Indiana

    He DOES have a temper. She will say anything to get herself more power. John McCain ATTACKED a man! He cannot be president.

    April 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. MD in OK

    If my spouse was worth $100 mil, I wouldn't have a temper, either. I would be afraid of losing my allowance.

    April 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  9. Brendan H

    why is she talking to the media? shouldn't she be stealing someone else's recipe? Or better yet, throwing an intern under the bus?

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. Ken

    Thanks Cindy. Now go get that black eye looked at, please.

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  11. kim portland, oregon

    wow, cindy, you lie as much as that flip-flopping husband of yours; anything to keep your billions, huh cindy?!?!!?!!

    her husband calls her the c*word in front of the press and she doesnt think he has a temper! cindy mccain needs some SERIOUS therapy!!!

    "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." YET ANOTHER MCCAIN LIE!!! how can he even say that stuff without laughing!?!?

    anyone who votes for this angry old fool is gonna get us exactly what we've had for the past 7 years, is life better for you now? how much is your house worth? how in debt are you? what are you paying for gas now while the oil companies had record profits IN THE BILLIONS!!!?!!?

    please wake up and see this liar for the dangerous flip-flopping, BAD-TEMPERED guy he is!!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  12. NickNas

    Ok...so. This mean ALOT to us who have heard about this mans hot head from his LONG time friends both personal and professional people who have known and worked with this man for decades and seen him on Video.

    NAHHHH She has NO vested intrest AT ALL!

    Sorry boys find me someone who doesn't have EVERYTHING to gain both personally and Financially who with vouch for this guys character.

    His Closest FRIENDS have come out to say different.

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  13. Phil From VA

    And he does not hit me either.

    April 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Vicky

    Who cares? McSame is so-o-o-o boring.

    April 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  15. Vicky

    Who cares? McSame is so-o-o-o boring.

    April 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  16. Chris

    LOL...She is a Stepford wife she will say anything!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  17. DJ, LA, CA

    Cindy – why haven't you released your tax returns like everyone else did?

    April 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  18. Diing, Washinton

    Are you kidding? Whatever happen to honesty!

    April 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  19. Santiago

    Cindy stop lying for that Man, you know he yelled at you, when you said his hair was thinning. You don't have to lie to voters, because we the voters will not let you and your lying husband into the white house, so take your millions and go and enjoy retirement

    Obama 08

    April 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. Sam, Menlo Park

    Of COURSE he doesn't have a temper. People who have tempers would have tried to break out of a POW prison if they were held there for any length of time.

    McCain didn't.

    The #1 duty of a captured soldier is to ESCAPE.

    McCain never even tried. He valued his own butt too much to try. He was just too much of a coward.

    April 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  21. Cindy

    Yeah and you'll angrily send us to war, just because you're angry! GOING TO WAR ISN'T ALWAYS THE ANSWER.... And blind anger isn't a good thing no matter how you try to spin it! When someone has an anger problem it meens that they DO NOT THINK RATIONALLY, they just take action and think later-- NOT WHAT I WANT TO SEE IN A PRESIDENT!

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  22. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Cindy needs to release her tax returns. Ciindy probably numbed herself with drugs to thwart off John McCain's temper outbrust on her.

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  23. Rob

    That's like having Bill Clinton say that Hillary never lies! haha

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  24. diana jackson from Iowa

    SICK, SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  25. Bob

    Cindy's statement is ludicrously untrue. McCain's temper is legendary. He punched Congressman Rick Renzi in 2006 in front of multiple witnesses. His temper simply can't be dismissed as either nonexistent or as something from 20 years ago.

    April 21, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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