June 29th, 2008
01:25 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain's Straight Talk Express grows wings

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Straight Talk Express - perhaps the most visible symbol of Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign - is taking to the skies.

The Republican Party's presumptive nominee will unveil his new campaign airplane on Monday: a Boeing 737-400.

The aircraft shares its name with McCain's ever-present campaign bus, which has been a staple of the candidate's 2000 and 2008 campaigns.

The 95-seat plane - with seats for the candidate, his staffers and the press - has the "Straight Talk Express" logo emblazoned on its fuselage.


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  1. P

    I remember in the Bible were the Hebrews owed almost all of the land in Egypt and the animals, but when famine came they gave themselves over to slavery to the Egyptians who had grain. I see this same thing happening to the American people you have freedom also called liberty but because of the crazy people that want to control everyone in the world, and their agents in our government that have attack the American people to gain that control since before War World I, which has allowed them to gradually strip away our rights.

    Soon if McCain becomes the President of the United Sates of America, Within 6 months John McCain would attack Iran and institute the new draft for the 100 years of war that he wants. Soon after this the U.S., Canada and Mexico would become the North American Union similar to the E.U... All the laws and rights that had been the saving grace of the American people would be completely gone with in 1 year, as the North American Union bows to its new masters in the United Nations and acts as its Military arms by attacking any and every nation that has not come into the fold, and that not bow to the United Nations Rule, A.K.A. The New World Order!

    This is the purpose of the New World Orders leaders to fully control and kill anyone that does not follow their rule. For the women of the U.S. if will be a very difficult time due to the rights that women have fault for over the past few decades. Having to be fully subservient will completely break their will and end all the gains’ that have aided all mankind throughout the whole world! It’s sad that people wad in ignorance on purpose so that they do not have to be responsible for their own lives just the way GOD wanted them to do, as he said my people suffer for the lack of knowledge, and this is true they are suffering. If the people choose their gadgets, computers, televisions shows and fail get and stay informed, they will soon find themselves losing their freedom which is liberty and find themselves as slaves to the New World Order very easily!

    Issues do not mater when you have people in our government like Bush and some democrats too who are in the process of taking away you rights, they use these issues to keep you distracted from what their right hand is doing to you! Remember if you get too involved in one thing you will not see the whole picture because you keep looking at one tree in the forest! Please look at the whole picture or lose everything that you value because of ignorance!

    June 29, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. orlando

    Double Talk Express (DTE)

    June 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  3. Andy B

    Straight talk Express? LOL Sounds more like McSame. Mcsame as Bush that is, all lies.

    June 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  4. No McCain

    Isn't this such some Elitist crap ?????

    June 29, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. Puffin

    TO Dave, Illinois,

    So much juvenile stuff here and I agree. But, getting Obamites mad is not going to solve the problem we are facing with McCain also.
    Although I have not read your previous comments, I would hope you are intelligent enough not to go this low.

    June 29, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. Denny Gieck AZ

    Well... He can just fly around in his little jet... Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing Obama in Airforce 1.

    June 29, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  7. Jimo

    McCain/Mugabe '08... has a nice ring to it don't you think? Boy, won't Joe be mad!

    June 29, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. AJ

    Didnt this hypocrite lobby for Airbus and European company to get the $100B Tanker deal and took it away from Boeing that would have created thousands of jobs here in US? Now he is flying a boeing plane. Tell him to go get an Airbus plane...Two-faced....

    Democrat for president...Obama 08

    June 29, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Ken

    Dave, Illinois

    You're not being drowned out by Obamabots, you're being drowned out by AMERICANS! You hear that...that's the sound of millions of Americans tired of your brand of negative politics.

    They've had 8 years of Bush and they see that McCain is nothing but more of the same.

    June 29, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. AJ

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Didnt this hypocrite lobby for Airbus and European company to get the $100B Tanker deal and took it away from Boeing that would have created thousands of jobs here in US? Now he is flying a boeing plane. Tell him to go get an Airbus plane…Two-faced….

    Democrat for president…Obama 08

    June 29, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. AJ

    Didnt this hypocrite lobby for Airbus and European company to get the $100B Tanker deal and took it away from Boeing that would have created thousands of jobs here in US? Now he is flying a boeing plane. Tell him to go get an Airbus plane…Two-faced….

    Democrat for president…Obama 08

    June 29, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Michelle in Palm Beach

    Obama gets around on a corporate jet. Who is paying for that wonderful expense? Could it be the evil Corporations that support Obama's campaign like Google, Progressive Ins., Walmart and a long list of other big Corporations.

    I thought it was Republicans in bed with big corps!

    June 29, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. No Hillary VP

    McShame,McLooser,McDip,Mc Idiot,Mc Bush,Mc War ,McTown Hall,
    Mc Flip Flop Mc Lieberman on his left elbow and Mc Graham on his right elbow to nudge him what he misspoke or forgot what he said in last 5 minutes.

    Go obama all the way to the White House 08/12

    June 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. Ken

    To Obama's Supporters –

    Uhh no that would be wrong. McCain was flying around in Cindy's jet.

    Can I send you a nickle, so you can by a clue?

    June 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  15. P

    Politiinas are only figure heads for Corporations

    June 29, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  16. Steve, the last sane person in California

    I had to laugh out loud at the pure venom spewed by the Obama supporters about this story. I mean, really laugh! First, the deride McCain (who I don't really care for) for flip-flopping, completely ignoring Obama's litany of slip-flops (the D.C. Ban is "unconstitutional" but the Supreme Court's opposite finding "matches my position.") What a liar!

    Second, Obama flies like McCain, and the cost isn't coming out of Obama's pocket.

    The person said it best, when he noted that Obama has no record and no qualifications to lead this country. You people who "hope" for "change" are going to get a rude, rude awakening if Obama wins. This country will head right down the toilet.

    If McCain wins? Possibly the same path, though his economic advisers are better than McCains, for the simple reason they denounce the brand of socialism/wealth-redistribution policy Obama and the left-controlled Demos believe in.

    Good luck America.

    June 29, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  17. P

    I remember after McCain little stroll through Iraq when he lie to the American people about how safe Iraq was, he said that he had lied to the American people in the past and that he would lie to them again, why would any conservative went to support anyone who promises to lie to them in the future. I think he should apologize to us!

    June 29, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. mmd

    Maybe he fly out to California and pay his back taxes on his property.
    One of nine homes owned by him and his plastic arm piece.

    June 29, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  19. Peter E

    Would CNN please stop posting these irrelevant tickers and talk instead about actual issuaes facing the country, what the candidate's stance on these issues are and what their record is?

    June 29, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  20. David Goldman for OBAMA

    MCBUSH TELLS THE TRUTH

    LESS OFTEN THAN BUSH.

    June 29, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  21. Rob in VA

    Come on people. Regardless of your political affiliation you must realize that all representatives in Washington (house, senate, white house) are rich beyond their wildest dreams. Throwing stones saying one is more elitest than others is to put blinders on to the reality of DC. We all need to wake up and elect someone that will actually do something.

    How long have we known about a problem with Oil? Years. What has been done to truly solve the problem. Nothing tangible. Who is paying for it. All of us.

    I do hope change comes about so all of us can realize how good we had it in the past. It seems to only get worse with time and until we have a leader that can actually lead instead of spout off at the mouth (like 99% do these days – including Obama) we only have ourselves to blame. I'd take Hillary over Obama any day because at least I know something about where she stands on issues (I may not agree, but I prefer the devil I know vs the one I don't any day!).

    June 29, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  22. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    WHO IS GOING TO TELL THE TRUTH ON THAT EXPRESS,

    BECAUSE SURE AS HELL, IT WONT BE MCMOULD.

    June 29, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  23. The Truth

    The Fake Talk Express plane will not fix help the OLD and ANGRY Mr. McSame.

    June 29, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  24. Michelle in Palm Beach

    I don't like Obama. I do not support any of his policies. He is naive, ignorant and very irresponsible.

    He will raise my taxes, raise the cost of gas bay taxing windfall profits which will result in more inflation. Research what this brain child idea did to us during the Carter Admin. Obama's policies are the failed policies of the Carter Admin.

    Obama will make us less secure and will grow the govt and continue to tax and spend.

    His tax plan will most result in my job going overseas. Obama does not understand the concept of globalization. Business will leave US if they are being taxed to death. Growing economies, like Brazil, India, Russia, China will become more attractive.

    Obama has no judgement whatsoever and is arrogant and upset if u dare to question him. He will do nothing to get us off of foreign oil.

    Obamabot are either to stupid, lazy, ignorant or all of the above, to see this.

    June 29, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  25. Mike from NYC

    Is this his environmental plan?

    June 29, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
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