June 19th, 2008
01:56 PM ET
6 years ago

Cindy McCain: Families of candidates not fair game

(CNN) - Cindy McCain, wife of John McCain, said Thursday the spouses of the presidential candidates should be allowed to have some privacy.

"I do not think that spouses and family members ... are fair game," she told CNN's John King.

"There has to be some decorum left in politics and in American journalism as well. Our husbands are the candidates," she said.

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soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. Hypathia Lee

    Hey Cindi ... are you proud of how we served our citizens in Katrina?

    June 19, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. Jonathan

    Please! Now that the Fembot wife of McCain is in the hot seat we shouldn't question what "family" of the candidate stands for? The Party that is all about family. Rich, White, hetero chrsitian families only! What Ever.

    June 19, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Tjstelten

    Cindy McCain is two-faced! She said once again to attack Michelle that SHE was proud of her country as thou to imply Michelle is not. I have lost all respect for the plastic Barbie Doll she is!!!!!

    June 19, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Vote Nader

    Why do the two corporate controlled parties always say one thing and do another? Both campaigns are guilty, and to suggest otherwise shows one's ignorance. Don't be blinded, there is a way out.

    VotePact

    ** Nader/Gonzalez 2008 **

    June 19, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Il voter

    well you are the one who started it. Welcome to the game.

    June 19, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. Cynthia

    I agree that they should be off limits. But, it looks like Cindy opened the gates herself.

    June 19, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. Chut Pata

    If it ain't fair game, why did you start it by questioning Michelle's patriotism?

    As for Obama's campaing, all they did was ask you to declare your taxes like Bill Clinton did. After all you share the expenses (especially your jet plane for campaigning). Bill Clinton did not say he should be off limits.

    June 19, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Buster, MA

    You Barbie Doll, understand this, if you attack Michelle, we will attack you. So everytime your doe-eyed face is on the screen you are fair game.

    Michelle is just as American as you are, and even more so because she actually works for a living. Why don't you go shopping or whatever rich people do, just leave Michelle alone.

    June 19, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Angus McDugan

    The Cindy needs to not say anything to the press or campaign for her husband. Otherwise she is fair game. Just like Chelsea should have been fair game.

    June 19, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. TESAP

    I think the wives should be left out of it..... especially in Cindy's case.

    BARACK THE VOTE PEOPLE................... :)

    June 19, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  11. bernadette

    if Mrs McCain thinks spouses should be off limits – why is she continuing to go after Mrs Obama?

    June 19, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. susants

    Well, then Cindy, live by your words: stop slagging off Michelle Obama and misinterpreting what she says.
    Or is this latest comment like the cookie recipes?

    June 19, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. double standard

    I guess that should apply to EVERYone EXCEPT the Clintons.

    The Clintons are fair game–every single one of them can get slammed and attacked in vile and ugly ways- and that is acceptable.

    But....oh... don't dare to mention any other family members of any other candidate.

    June 19, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. emanga

    she's only saying this b/c all the focus is on Michelle ...its pathetic really when everyone was bashing Michelle she was all for it...but now that Michelle is on the cover of magazines and co-hosting the view... now she wants to start protecting 1st ladies... oh Cindy

    June 19, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. Ms. D

    It's not fair game to the Mccain's because they are the ones who have something to hide. The Obama's have no problem addressing issues!! And having to release some tax returns is no attack Mrs. Mccain because all the candidates had to do it. The personally attacked Mrs. Obama and they have never done that to Mrs. Mccain.

    June 19, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. Kenneth M

    NO WONDER SHE IS PROUD OF HER COUNTRY. SHE GETS TO USE DRUGS, SLEEP WITH MARRIED MEN, FLY AROUND ON HER CORPERATE BROOM, GET HIGH ON BOTOX. WHAT A COUNTRY.

    June 19, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  17. Got Game Cindy?

    Too late, you already attacked Michelle, so now you are fair game. Bring it on Barbie, we're ready for you.

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  18. Brian

    Wrong, Cindy. When your husband runs for the highest office in the land, your whole life's story is an open book whether you like it or not. And lose the double standard – you were making snips at Michelle Obama the other day.

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  19. Bishop

    I don't believe her when she says that she wasn't trying to start something with HER "proud" statement. She tried to get her hits in too. I don't trust her. She said no to showing her tax statement. When the pressure was on and EVERYONE else showed their cards she said: oh, I didn't know it was that important...

    That's right Cindy, defend Ms. Obama like you SHOULD....

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. GB

    Wrong Cindy. Hold onto your hat along with Michelle. Bill Clinton took a beating in the nomination process and so did Hillary.

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Bill from ALabama

    I think that wives should be examined carefully,due to their influence over the candidate,and their in-put in to entertaining Whitehouse guests. Children ,however should be left alone! -let them have as normal a life as possible.

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. Alexandra

    Oh shush you hypocrite!
    You just slimmed Michelle yesterday, and now you are flip flopping like you husband McBush.
    I guess it runs in the McBush family to talk out of both sides of their mouths...
    Go learn how to create an original cookie receipe for once and leave us alone
    Obama/Clinton '08
    Crush McBush!!

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  23. Shirley, Silicon Valley, California

    Cindy McCain got her TEETH MARKon Michelle Obama's proud remark. Cindy is the cheer leader of viciousness attack club.

    Cindy FUELS THE FIRE and FANS THE FLAME of the attack on her husband's opponent.

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  24. Tori

    David from Silver Spring....I agree with you 110%. Cindy McCain doesn't want to press to get going on her.

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  25. obamagirlinbama

    Of course she wants families to be off limits now because the hammer is about to come down and the lights will be shining brightly on her drug problem. Let's not forget they don't want people to know what John McCain really thinks of her...maybe c_ _ _ is his pet name for her.

    June 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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