April 21st, 2008
03:30 PM ET
10 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. Alex H

    AZM – LOL yeah I'm aware... it's an unfortunate side affect of so many Obama/Hillary articles... the comments just don't stay there.

    April 21, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. who is the idiot? Kevin, MN

    "Go McCain(from a liberal independent anti-war voter)!"

    So……your saying your an idiot? Why would you vote for the one candidate that wants us to stay in Iraq ? You make your decisions based on a few comments on an internet message board??

    ummm... it's you're... i hope you use this lesson to imrpove yourself

    April 21, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. Ruby Coria, CA.

    Emily, I saw Cindy and she seem ok but out of tune. Yet they both have fought thier own battles.

    April 21, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  4. Shawn Smith, Kansas City, MO

    right.... i saw him getting really ticked off at a reporter on an airplane because she kept asking him about his ties to john kerry and possibility of a vp nomination in 2004. - he has a horrible temper!

    April 21, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  5. Great

    And we can trust her? Since when?

    April 21, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. C

    Wasn't she in the "Stepford Wives?"

    April 21, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  7. christi

    Just because the man is a war-hero doesn't make him a GOD!

    Look at his proposed policies – they don't offer the avergae Joe anything! Tax breaks for the wealthy while the rest of us have to pay for the war from our grandkids bank accounts.

    Cindy McCain is a spoiled elitist! Her grandkids don't have to worry about their inheritance, like most of our grandkids do!

    April 21, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  8. tom in pa

    i'll say this for obama people talking about uniting us all .these have got to be the worst personal attacks that i've ever seen. this guy is the vgreat divider............ go hillary

    April 21, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  9. susan, pa.

    How about the "joke" he told about a young girl named Chelsea Clinton: "You know why Chelsea is so ugly? Her father is Janet Reno." It was so mean the newspapers at the time didn't report it. (Note the anti-gay element to that "joke," as well. Janet Reno is a lesbian. HA. HA. HA.). It is well documented that he has sworn at and almost come to blows with fellow Senators. And–of course–in front of reporters he called his wife the "c' word. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    And I haven't even gotten to the role this "honorable" man played in the savings and loan fiasco of the 1980's.

    Finally, remember when he called that kid "you little jerk?" Remember "Bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran?"

    This man has a mean streak that makes him wildly unqualified for the presidency.

    April 21, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. Phil

    He is known for his temper. So what? I'd rather have a person like that for the 3:00 phone call, then someone who doesn't have a clue, or someone who lies like a rug. Who would you rather have to defend us against the crazies that think murder and terror is okay?

    April 21, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |


    1) The DEM's know that due to the self-destructive primaries they have squandered their chances in November therefore are desperate
    and do not hesitate to insult both McCain and worse, his wife

    2) The absurd attacks regarding tax returns (where she did the same as the millionaire wife of KERRY) can best by commented that if someone have inherited a fortune of hundreds millions of dollars,
    independent of politics, there is no reason on earth to disclose her
    tax returns.
    Very different is the case of the CLINTONS, professional politician,
    which made $ 100 millions after leaving the presidency mainly by
    outrageous and abnormal payments for speeches

    3) It is very suspicious that each time an issue regarding McCAIN
    is discussed, nearly all the posts are negative, the positives being DELETED BY CNN (let see what will happen to this one)

    Of course, I am keeping a file of all my rejected comments and they
    will appear in the national press in due time, with the needed related info.


    April 21, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. R

    Cindy McCain is HOT!

    April 21, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  13. tom in pa

    hillary is the best choice

    April 21, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  14. Jim, Pa

    Cindy McBush is lying. Mcsane blew up on Barack over "Ethics Bill" remember that spat.

    April 21, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  15. James-MIiami, Ok.

    McCain doesn`t have a temper huh??? I don`t know how much he paid Cindy to lie. Maybe it`s just natural for him to be mean, grumpy,selfish,foul mouthed.

    April 21, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  16. ne, Pennsylvania

    Who is she kidding?
    Most know it's "my way or the highway" with McCain, or he flips out (PTSD). McCain's admitted to having anger issues (Google it). He should NEVER be commander-in-chief.

    April 21, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  17. Stephen

    i agree with your post reader, we aren't all awful

    April 21, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  18. Drew, FL

    No way. The guy drops the F-Bomb in Congress. I can just hear the expletives he's got for foreign dignitaries. He's worse than Hillary with her Medev...Medyev...whatever!

    Obama '08

    April 21, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  19. JTomorrow

    Obama is the one with the temper. He gave Hillary the finger. It's on youtube.com

    April 21, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  20. WhosehadEnough

    Of course that's what Cindy McCain is going to say......How about the interview on the airplane when the reporter asked him if he considered being John Kerry's running mate in 2004.......He got a little "HOT" under the collar.........No, but he doesn't have a temper though....right Cindy...I'd like to see his temper when he saw how much taxes he paid on your inheritance.

    April 21, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  21. richie

    hey hey hey, if my wife pays the bills, can he have any temper................at home? that explains why he has lots of temper at congress.

    April 21, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  22. Peachy Keen

    Frankly Cindy, I think the reason you have had so much plastic surgery is because the man has beat the kaka out of you the last few years. If John McCain doesn't have a temper, then I don't have a nose, or ears, or a mouth.

    Frankly, personality wise, the man is one of the most unpleasant people I've ever seen run for president in my 62 years. He's on a par with Richard Nixon.

    April 21, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  23. david goldmen for OBAMA





    April 21, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  24. Peachy Keen

    When John McCain sang to us bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran, he told us exactly what he is going to do.....start another war. This man IS a war monger. A vote for him is a vote for WWIII.

    April 21, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  25. JOHN


    April 21, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
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