June 20th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
6 years ago

On Facebook, it's game on for McCain

Users rack up millions in tax dollars by shooting vetoes at flying pigs in the McCain camp's latest Facebook application.
Users rack up millions in tax dollars by shooting vetoes at flying pigs in the McCain camp's latest Facebook application.

(CNN) – Anyone who thought John McCain’s campaign – which launched its very first Facebook application just two days ago – would make a major push on the social networking Web site when pigs fly… is right.

McCain’s new “Pork Invaders” application, launched Friday, is a video game that requires users to dodge incoming projectiles from flying pigs. If a user takes a hit from one of the application’s pigs, the user loses one of the three lives granted at the beginning of the game.

How do you kill the flying pigs? By shooting off vetoes. With each pig killed by a veto, users rack up millions of tax dollars as their score, and progress to the next level - but only after the game lays out campaign talking points like comparing the respective records of Sen. McCain and his rival, Sen. Barack Obama, on earmarks.

On Wednesday, the McCain camp launched “Campaign Cribs: Straight Talk Express” on Facebook, an application that allows users to take a video tour of McCain’s campaign bus.

McCain currently has approximately 150,000 supporters on Facebook while Obama now has roughly 1,020,000 supporters on the site.


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soundoff (142 Responses)
  1. Yes.We.Can.

    Eugene, take it easy :)

    Obama 08!

    June 20, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. Bishop

    Is this another Muslim joke????

    June 20, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  3. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    They Should Make A Game About Mccain And Waffles. . . You Could Score Points By Flip Flopping Them!

    June 20, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. Joe

    Anybody who is not blue is a PIG, And we invade all of them kill them
    Right wing -kkk theory of humanity and voilent.
    War nothing else but War. Billion of dollar spend on invading and killing pigs and people are losing their homes and can not afford to student load. You tell me. Generation X who is going with this Morons trickcs must be on dope. Change I mean real change ...Yes we can

    June 20, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Phil Proud Republic from MA

    That is awesome. McCain knows how to manage our spending not Obama or the Democrats. Obama is only going to increase federal spending and raise taxes. I hate to think what kind of welfare system he plans on proposing. Another fatal blow to the American Dream most likely encouraging people to be lazy instead of reaching for the stars.

    John McCain, you're a great man and you have my vote. I'll be proud to call you Commander and Chief of this great country!

    June 20, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  6. What if?

    Eugene.....do you honestly think Hillary don't know that?...."He will never get my support or my vote no matter what Hillary say to convince us to support him. I simply can not support a flip flop liar" yes, you are right she did flip flop and lied the worst. I'm just glad that most of her supporters case isn't SEVERE as yours.....What's going to be will be.....................Obama WILL be our President, WITH or WITHOUT your VOTE................

    June 20, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  7. Bishop

    Oh, sorry Matt. Republicans hate pigs.... (Please see Matt's silly post..)

    June 20, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  8. Enlightened Voter

    Hey john mcwar, are you obsessed with killing, war? It is quite disturbing that is all i see and hear from you.

    June 20, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Herman in LA

    Leave the pig alone...

    When were pigs made?

    In the Saus-age

    June 20, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    Its Going To Take More Than Pigs Flying In A Game To Get You In The White House Mccain! They Are Going To Have To Fly In Real Life!

    June 20, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. SUPER-GOOD-MAN

    """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
    So what is the difference in PUBLIC FINANCING OR PUBLIC BEGGING FOR THE MONEY FROM THE POOR A DOLLAR AT A TIME ? O B A M A. You tell us. grabing Grandma & Grandpa's security pension................
    ===================================================

    June 20, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. Texan for Obama

    we do not have the time or luxury of playing games with

    the high and increasing price for gas
    Americans loosing homes and jobs
    Our soldiers dying daily in Iraq
    A Foreign Policy that favors Wars of Aggression
    A government out of touch with the American people and a Republican canidate that will be the same.

    Obama 08 end the smears get to the issues

    June 20, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. Independent LAWYER for Obama

    I LOVED Space Invaders. Is it betrayal if I really want to play the McCain pig-shooting game? lol

    June 20, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  14. kingsley

    INVESTIGATE McSAME'S MILITARY RECORD

    June 20, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. SUPER-GOOD-MAN

    """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
    So what is the difference in PUBLIC FINANCING OR PUBLIC BEGGING FOR THE MONEY FROM THE POOR A DOLLAR AT A TIME ? O B A M A. You tell us. grabing Grandma & Grandpa's security pension................
    ===================================================
    Not this message twice yet !!!

    June 20, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Independent LAWYER for Obama

    Um, am I the only one that grew up when ATARI was the hot new cool thing? I just read the comments and apparently instead of thinking this is cool, retro, and at least shows a sense of humor everyone HATES this idea...

    Maybe we all need to lighten up a little... ;)

    June 20, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  17. MD FOR OBAMA

    This McP O W's feeble attempt to prove that he can compete with Obama.

    Not gonna work today tomorrow or on election day!

    June 20, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  18. JOHfromATLforOBAMA

    off the back I need there had to be some shooting going on....i'm surprised it was not a war game.

    June 20, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  19. True

    Guess What? earmarks aren't all spent on a bridge to nowhere. If you do some research, Obama spends a lot of it on new technologies with medical/health, homeland security weapons, College research and Information technology for human benefit. Money from the gov. can be well spent if the needs are genuine.

    June 20, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  20. Jon V

    Enough of McBush. This country is sick and tired of old fashioned GOP politics - which is essentially war and tax breaks for the wealthy. Policies such as these are useless in today's society.

    Obama '08

    June 20, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  21. Jasmyne

    I don't really get what flying pigs has to do with politics................Even though most facebook users are young, don't think they will vote for you just because you have a stupid flying pigs application. This game and and that whole campaign cribs thing is actually quite insulting.

    June 20, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. ls

    My goodness...what next, a McCain dress-up doll, equiped with the an extra pair of shoes and an attachable walking cane? When is the republican party really going to start working? Everything that they have done and/or said to this point has been utterly a joke.

    I honestly believe that McCain is not really running for president, but instead, the republican party is using him just until Obama is elected President of the US.

    June 20, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  23. rice, bryan

    does anyone think mcbush can actually operate a computer, and then surf the web? to him the telephone is the latest and greatest technology.

    June 20, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    Still will vote for Mc Cain if no Hillary on the ticket. I will not reward the democratic party for nominating inexperience and talk of substance.

    June 20, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. suju, NE

    I donated today at barackobama.com.Did you?

    Obama 08-16 !

    June 20, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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