July 6th, 2008
11:15 AM ET
6 years ago

Campaign trail: This week's agenda

CNN

Watch as CNN's Paul Steinhauser takes a look at what's happening this week on the campaign trail.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama have a busy week ahead as they court voters across the country.

Both candidates are making their pitch to a top Latino organization in Washington on Tuesday. This week also finds McCain pushing his plan to create new jobs. He'll be touting his proposal in some of the key battleground states.

Obama starts his week in two red states he hopes to turn blue - Georgia and North Carolina. Later in the week, he'll team up with Hillary Clinton for three fundraisers in New York, an Obama spokeswoman said.

Two of the fundraisers are aimed at raising money for Obama's Democratic presidential campaign, and one to try to retire the debt from Clinton's failed effort to win the nomination.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. Make Love Not War

    Allan–stop being in denial, change is coming and it's not with McCain

    Jane, NY, Vig, and bk –PLEASE, stop posing; we know YOU ARE REPUBLICANS; true DEMOCRATS are UNITED. so GET REAL and take your divisive comments elsewhere please because no one's buying your hateful spew.

    OBAMA 2008/2012

    July 6, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  2. Texans for Obama

    People need ton stop hating on Obama. He did earn the nomination. Obama did build a coalition that's how he won. Obama doesn't need years of experience he will have people in his cabinet with expertise in every area of the government. Barack is an intelligent man. How do you think he came out of nowhere and beat the Clinton machine? This takes strategy and intelligence. He ran a great campaign I know he will make a great president.

    We have had experienced people in government like McCain, and look at this economy in America. It is in shambles. There are so many people losing, job, homes, and employment. There are people in the military doing 3 and 4 rotations in Iraq, and coming home mentally disturbed and begging for benefits.Young women and men have died under the pretense of a big fat lie. All of these situtations arise from having a Reupublican president. Then McCain wants another 100 years of this mess.

    Please my grandchildren's future is not going to be in Iraq. God bless Obama, the one who can make a change for the future of all young people in America!

    July 6, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Jen, CA

    To "What if": Well, I just dunno how to answer your rather meaningless question about Cindy McCain's "company."

    But maybe it’s on a par with how Obama might explain how - after he became a freshman U.S. Senator in January of 2005 - his wife in May 2005 received a huge salary increase at the University of Chicago Hospitals - from $121,910 annually to $316,962. Think her job duties and abilities suddenly grew to justify an increase of $195,052? Seems hardly likely! Some "special interest" stuff at work here?

    July 6, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. ZIUS BRAD NY

    there's too much noise known and the republicans and some media outlets are trying to cause drama......obama's positions are consistent and cleare ...move 350awy from failed policy of gwb mccain on the other hand is whithin line whith gb policy THAT HAVE FAILED ..... obama =end the war in iraq mccain contine the war for 10 20 or 100 years obama= reform the tax code so it can make sense and not leave the fedral goverment broke mccain =continue and make the bush tax law permenant obama =make health cre affor dible mccain =put health care in the open market for he higghest bidder .......and to puma and outher idots this is the democratic parties fight of the ages for the the next generation you will be the dirt of history and i will be on your tail to make sure you never have an effect on the democrats nominating prosis belive me... THEIR ARE PEOPLE OUT THEIR DISGUSTED BY YOU AND THEY WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR BETRAYAL ....DEMOCRATS 08

    July 6, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. Lisa

    I'm a women scorned so I'm not voting for Nobama. We don't owe the Democratic Party anything. They told Hillary her supporters were only worth a half a vote.

    July 6, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Jane, learn math

    You make me laugh with your threat of former Clinton supporters not voting for Obama. Here are the facts:
    - general election participation has usually been less than 60%
    - Obama is beating McCain among independents by more than 10%
    - McCain is losing republican support to Barr
    - there are more democrats this voting cycle than republicans

    With these points, the pissed off Clinton supports who won't vote for Obama will count for less than 1% of the total vote in November, meaning that you are totally, completely, and utterly meaningless in the grand scheme of things. So I suggest that you get off your scorned butt, and go buy a clue about life

    July 6, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    MCCAIN'S WIFE DRIVES HIM AROUND AND AFTER WHAT I SAW IN HIM TODAY WHEN ASKED WHY BEING A POW QUALIFIES HIM TO BE PRESIDENT, HE GOT MAD AS HELL. SO HE PROBABLY DOESN'T DRIVE BECAUSE HE HAS "ROAD RAGE". SEND MCCAIN TO ANGER MANAGEMENT, NOT TO THE WHITE HOUSE, NOT WHERE THAT "RED" BUTTON IS.

    July 6, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. McCain=the draft

    second attempt to post:

    BEWARE: Now that McCain has hired scumbag Schmidt to run his campaign expect nothing but lies and dirty tricks.
    NOT THIS TIME!

    July 6, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. ANGIE

    you know mcain has really confused me first he said he wanted to run a clean campaign now he went and put bush buddies as well as karl rove buddies on his camp he was for tax holiday and now hes not he opposed bush economic plan and now hes for it i dont know mccain with all the flip flopping you have done why dont you stop attacking obama and get a plan stick to it and let the american people know on how you plan on running this country cause you sure confuse me mccain

    July 6, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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