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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soundoff (221 Responses)
  1. David

    She is standing behind her husband and you can't fault her for that. However, we have all seen his temper flare and its a well known fact. Its something he is going to have to deal with in this election process.

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

    Sure he doesn't. In the general election he'll slober out the corner of his mouth like a rabid dog once the tough questions come.

    Obama 08

    April 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. Frank

    McCain: boring
    Obama: inept
    Hillary: right on


    April 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. R.I.F.

    And Bill says Hillary doesn't snore.....who cares!

    Show us your taxes if you want to start campaigning Cindy.

    April 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. John "Beater" McCain

    Wow! He must be a beater too. Read "The Real McCain" and tell me he does not have a temper. I can not even type what he called his wife, but it ryhmes with "bunt".

    April 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  6. Kevin, NC

    Mr Magoo and his stepford wife are jokes

    April 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Cindy

    But Cindy, he's too old- sorry darlin' - he couldn't handle the stressors of this position no matter what you and he say!

    When it comes down to it, in November the democrats are going to vote in droves and they will oust him quicker than you can say wealthy.

    April 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  8. SayNoToHillaryBillaryCheslaryDropOut

    Shut up you lier his temper is what casuses you to drags you drag addict witch stop lying we had enough of that from the clintons.

    April 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    And people want this guy in charge of our Nukes. God help us if a conflict breaks out.

    April 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  10. John, Brooklyn, NY

    Ask her about her integrity and plagerizing recipes!

    April 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  11. Sharon Minnesota

    Looks like the Obama Mean Machine is out in force against McCain now. Maybe they will quiet down after Hillary gets the nomination and then we can have an adult race to the White House.

    I am ashamed that our American youth has turned out so miserably shallow.

    April 21, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. kc

    Who Cares? He looks like he is about to faint or something.

    April 21, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Alonzo Demetrius

    Mc McCain will make a fine First Lady, the most beautiful and refined in all the years I have seen our presidents' wives. Too bad she will be exposed to such comments as the foregoing in these responses.

    April 21, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. James Nelson

    Says his current wife.

    Now that's believable testimony....

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. JB Oakland

    Ya, and she doesn't have any plastic surgery...LOL

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Sean

    He hits me because he loves me. It's not his fault...

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  17. Tim

    Oh Cindy. Everyone sees right through your, "He doesnt beat me, I swear!" routine. Go away you fake plastic barbie doll.

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  18. Ken

    This has all the earmarks of being Tony Snow's first report for CNN. Way to get back into the game Tony, with a hard-hitting report on the issues! Everything we'd expect from a FoxNews veteran. Boy CNN sure is getting its money's worth now.

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  19. Veterans for Obama

    Sam, He managed to "escape" out 5 aircraft. That's 5 multi-million dollar tax paid fighters this guy bailed out of.

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  20. aliou

    McCain doesn't have a temper?

    That 's probably why he cheated on his first wife with Cindy? There goes the family value hypocrits

    Cindy, just pretend the million were not there. You will see that temper come out.

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  21. Wayne

    Hillary has done more to advance the candidacy of McCain than any republican ever could. She has declared him a better Commander in Chief than Obama (who will beat her in the primaries), and she has successfully ebbed the wave of "Obamamania," a feat which McCain does not possess the charisma nor personal magnetism, nor connection with his fellow republicans to have been able to accomplish. In her selfish, "me first and forget everyone else" campaign she will both lose the race to become the democratic front runner, and has jeopardized her party's chances to win. Way to go Hillary, way to go!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  22. Farren Ballanst


    You can say that again!

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  23. BEENA




    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. Goldie

    No, no temper at all. He only called Cindy a bad name in front of reporters just for saying his hair was thinning. That word rhymes with hunt. He is such a wonderful man.

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  25. Janice

    Get used to it folks. he's your next president! Who in their right mind would vote for a white hater like Obama and now that Hilliary has turned into the Clinton lier machine, she doesn't stand a snow ball in hell chance. And that is too bad, she would have made a good president.

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
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