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. Gaby

    Jack,

    No,John McCain does not have a temper, he just gets a little hot under the collar.

    April 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. jimmy vekmen

    agreed.john mccain does not a temper. he is as cool as cucumber.
    he just get very angry at times , sometimes, time and again

    April 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Jason

    Cindy McCain raised two boys who are in the military. One just came back from Iraq the other is in the navy academy.

    You leftist libs love to smear McCain. You love telling lies about McCain. He never called his wife that. That was recylceled lies from a dem operative. He recyled old lies from 2000 campaign. Notice how they were anonymous sources.

    You dems are using Karl Rove smear tactics against McCain.

    April 21, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Mike - Texas

    To: Sam, Menlo Park

    You have the audacity to call McCain a coward for not trying to escape.

    You do realize that he "offered" a chance to leave the camp because his dad was an admiral and turned it down didn't you?????

    He chose to stay with his fellow POW's.

    April 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  5. Josh

    And I have never stolen pain meds from the red cross in arizona!

    April 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. Esther from Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

    she like all wife's are in denial.

    April 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  7. Jason

    Bill Clinton has an enormous temper.

    How many times has bill Clinton had a temper this campaign. How many times has McCain.

    Bill Clinton has a far worse temper than McCain. Remember the interview Clinton did with Peter Jennings and Chris Wallace and the lady anchor in europe.

    Bill Clinton was president for 8 years.

    Hillary threw a lamp at Bill. What about her temper.

    April 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. Brian from Granada Hills

    I like McCain. He is intelligent, patriotic, knows enough about the economy to not raise taxes and close our borders like the democrats would. If he had a temper that would be fine too. We can't expect the dreamy world of Obama where everybody holds hands and sings Kumbayah is anything like the real world. I want to elect a real world patriotic President, not a contestant for American Idol, who may have good speech writing skills, but is rather weak when it comes to solutions to real problems in a serious time of our history.

    McCain 08

    April 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  9. Richard

    Cindy McCain is an spoiled rich woman who knows nothing about the world. She lies, cheats,.. and yes even steals pills.

    oh and she also steals recipies from rachel ray... pathetic!

    April 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  10. Jason

    Look at how McCain has behaved during the campaign compared to Bill Clinton.

    McCain has mellowed over the years. He has become an elder statesman in the senate. This is old news that is in the past.

    April 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. Frank, Missouri

    Unless you wake him up from his nap.

    April 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. California Girl

    Can't wait to see the View tonight.
    If Hillary loses, McCain gets my vote, including others in my family and friends.

    Hillary/Obama

    April 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  13. Ca Native

    Liberals want to howl about McCain not knowing anything about the economy....

    Do we want someone who has NEVER received an earmark and rages against wasteful spending??

    Or do we want economic geniuses like Obama or Clinton who think the way to fix an ailing economy is by adding $100 Billion in new social spending through raising taxes????

    April 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. RFP

    For the love of Pete... hasn't Senator McCain admitted to having a temper? But he said something like he knew how to control it which from what we've seen is not always true.

    April 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Noel Wise

    Honesty, competence and a sincere desire to best serve the country and its people are what matters most while achieving economic growth, social stability and world peace.

    Only Obama can deliver.

    April 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. mike

    Isn't that what Tina said about Ike?

    April 21, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  17. Jason

    McCain was shot down during Vietnam. He flew into the heart of the battle and missiles were flying everywhere at him.

    McCain lost another plane aboard a carrier when another plane's rocket went off and hit his plane.

    This is a disgrace the way McCain is being smeared. An absolute disgrace and real americans need to stand up.

    April 21, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  18. Chief lagosboy, NJ

    Cindy, Grandpa McCain has a temper. We all know that, who are you trying to fool….please don’t be like Hillary the pathological liar. Or may I ask, Are you still on crack?

    Our President Obama 08’ & 12’

    April 21, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  19. Eric, ATL

    Who is this woman fooling? Mcsane has admitted loosing it sometimes. He definitely needs anger management.

    April 21, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  20. Jason

    Gaby, a web intern was supposed to call Cindy McCain's staff to get the recipes and instead just copied them off the food network.

    Which is worse that or Obama taking the just words speech from duval patrick. He copied duval patrick numerous times.

    April 21, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Peter in Oregon

    Lol!

    April 21, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  22. Bruce

    Is he saying that if someone is serving his country, then he can also serve special interests? Like Halliburton overcharging for food and fuel supplied to troops, like Bechtel charging Iraqi's twice as much for water as they previously paid, like Lockheed-Martin getting billions for untested missile defense systems. Does he think that missing cash and weapons in Iraq don't qualify as wasteful spending? Or does the term only apply to domestic spending?

    April 21, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. John in PA

    She is so hot! I would believe anything she says.

    April 21, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. RealDeal

    Hmm. so I guess all those Republican senators were lying when they said he had a temper. I'm not going to bad mouth Cindy loo or her husband. No need to. I NEVER planned to vote for McCain anyway. If Obama doesn't get the Dem nomination, I'll be voting for the most racist candidate running. Anybody know who the candidate is for the American Nazi Party?

    April 21, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  25. Casual observer

    The attacks on John and Cindy McCain are literally crazy....I hope this is not representative of the opinions of Democrats about a war hero and distinguished 24 year senator. Focus on the issues people.

    April 21, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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