July 3rd, 2008
03:59 PM ET
10 years ago

McCain: Heavy downpour means things are looking up

McCain, wife Cindy, and Joe Lieberman visited the Basilica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Thursday.

McCain, wife Cindy, and Joe Lieberman visited the Basilica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Thursday.

MEXICO CITY (CNN) - News conferences, like baseball games, can sometimes be plagued by rain delays. Just ask John McCain.

The Republican presidential candidate had to stop a session with reporters in Mexico City Thursday afternoon as heavy rain fell at the Ixtapalapa police station. McCain made faces as joked about the weather during the interruption. Reporters then had to gather at the edge of the podium at McCain's feet to hear as his words competed with rain echoing off the metal roof.

Asked if this was the oddest news conference he ever held, McCain said "Certainly the most unusual." He joked that the rain was a result of his visit to the Basilica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe earlier on the day, and he had noted earlier rain is good luck in his home state of Arizona.

Rain issues resolved, McCain discussed the shake-up at the top of his presidential campaign. He called the moves "a natural evolution of our campaign as we become more and more of a nationwide campaign, with increased staff and increased responsibilities."

The Arizona senator called his three-day Latin American swing an excellent visit, saying he is encouraged by U.S. relations with Colombia and Mexico as he was relations with Canada during his visit to that nation last month.

McCain returns to the United States Thursday night, and spends the holiday weekend with his family at their ranch in Sedona, Arizona.

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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. New Yorker

    Vote for McCain, stay in Iraq and beat back the Islamist radicals, stop Obama the ultra-liberal who will cave to terrorists for lack of understanding of the reality of what's at stake. A vote for Obama is sheer ignorance or lunacy. ..

    July 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. PCS / North Carolina

    Joe Lieberman has only one motive. Get us to attack iran. Remember there were other guys who tricked Bush to attack iraq ( They were Iranian moles sitting in our govenment). Who is Liberman affiliated with ? Go figure. The whole world know it.

    July 3, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  3. 4obama

    "he had noted earlier rain is good luck in his home state of Arizona."
    but you wernt in Arizona John, you werent even in America...he is way out of touch.

    May be God is trying to tell you something...John. dumpmccain.com

    July 3, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. Ben

    New Yorker, how desperate for attention are you?

    July 3, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. A VOTE for MCCAIN is a VOTE for PAIN

    Why can't people start reasoning? This is not a joke. We are in a recession...well, actually more like a depression because of Bush. We are hated around the world because of Bush. We're slowly becoming a third world nation because of Bush. Now McBush wants the same? Think again. The electorate will never be duped again.

    July 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  6. August Punongbayan

    I am not much of McCain admirer, but the thoughts of Obama leading this great nation is a nightmare that terrifies me. Obama is a wonderful speaker with no substance to back him up. A vote for McCain may not be the best solution to our problems but a vote for Obama will ensure the complete moral degradation of this country. How can he offer change when he just recruited advisers from the old Clinton staff?

    July 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |

    New Yorker.........A vote for Obama is sheer ignorance or lunacy........
    And You my DEAR are an IDIOT........What's at stake is an unjust WAR
    and Lies....OBama will be our next PRESIDENT....and if you are prejudice toward him its ok ......stop the name calling ......VOTE for Mr McCAIN its ok.

    July 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. We are the world

    What color was the shower? golden?

    July 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. not important

    Ah he had Joe Liberman with him again? John McCain would be a puppet of Joe Lieberman, Phil Gramm and Charlie Black. Those people would tell McCain what to do the same way that Cheney and oil companies tell Bush what to do.

    July 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  10. Chris in Va.

    Vote for McCain, stay in Iraq for 100 years, start a conflict in Iran, hell why not Syria while we're at it. Bring back the draft. Better yet mandatory military service like in Israel. You certainly don't mind your child dying in a foreign land to satisfy the appetite for blood of a war monger. If that isn't "sheer ingnorance or lunacy" I don't know what is. Remember, John wants YOUR child also!

    July 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  11. Hispanic For McCain

    Hispanic for McCain. That right the Latinos will support John McCain and all those Polls that Hispanic are for OBAMA NOT TRUE!!!!! The Puertorican people don't trust OBAMA. the Mexican Nation don't trust OBAMA, the Cuban People and Yes great people don't trust OBAMA. So Latinos we all know that OBAMA is not to be trusted go for McCain. Liberals Dem hate this and Guess what you LOSE again!!!!!!!

    July 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  12. Lesley

    Yes, John McCain is all wet!

    July 3, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  13. Xavier

    McCain is such a two face. First he was pro-Mexico, then he was against it. Now he is kissing up to them, and they call Obama a flip-flopper. McCain actually wrote the book.

    July 3, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  14. Ula Nejad- Sacramento Ca

    That is the John McCain that I know. Just be himself. He really doesn't have to try too hard to prove himself. He only has to make his case in detailed and practical manner. Our Lady of Guadalupe showed him how. More rain in Arizona. Go Arizona!

    July 3, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  15. MD in CT

    Let's see if "New York" is old enogh to remember Vietnam. We were needed to stay in Vietnam to prevent the Chines Communists from taking over Southeast Asia. We kept fighting and fighting until ...we lost. Guess what, the Chinese may take over the world but not as Communists but as
    Capitalists. Some people never learn. Don't let them run the government anymore,.

    July 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  16. Saad from NJ

    I have real high respect for Senator McCain and have contributed to his campaign but the amount of Joe Leiberman I am seeing by side, if my fellow Americans elect him as our President, it will the saddest day of my life and perhaps for our country.

    July 3, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  17. mike frm caroline va

    just the two guys i want to tell this to. i want to thank you redumlicans for this mess we are in. four more years of idiots like bush sr. and jr. and the mexicans will be finishing the border fence to keep us from moving over there illeagly. do all of you suffer from poor judgement or are you just trying to fit into a society that you cant and never will be able to afford.

    July 3, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  18. rexx

    Rain is good.

    July 3, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  19. Timothy

    Vote Mccain and we wil be sorry with Mccain it will be more of the same. American People please look at the results of our ECONOMY!!!! Elect Mccain we will be sorry.

    July 3, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  20. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Isn't that Joe Lieberman in the picture too? "Mr. Tag Along"?

    July 3, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  21. Mike

    LOL even mother nature is tired of McBush.

    July 3, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  22. charles

    Where is McCain's flag pin, he must be anti American

    July 3, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. JIM...TX

    New Yorker are you nuts???? Stay in Iraq an beat back the radicals....just yesterday Dummy Bush says we have to have MORE troops in Afghanistan to fight the infadels where we should have been all along! Staying in Iraq forever does not equate to us EVER being safe again.

    July 3, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. gary


    July 3, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Joe has become McBush's poodle, following him everywhere.

    July 3, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
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