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. haters for Obama

    I am amazed by the relentless hypocrisy of the avid Obama supporters....
    They think the over 60 crowd is racist. But who do THEY think marched against the Viet Nam war, walked with MLK, marched down 5th ave for Women's rights, campaigned for Shirley Chisholm, fought for Roe vs Wade and worked to secure Civil rights? Certainly not the Under 50 crowd.

    And who is name-calling, debasing, denigrating, demeaning and insulting fellow Americans 24 hours a day on these internet blogs? Certainly not the Over 50 crowd.

    July 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  2. WORST PERSON!!!!

    Texas Trail Dog............Where are YOU!!!
    McCain pushing his plan to create new jobs. He'll be touting his proposal in some of the key battleground states.............WE can work For YOU cleaning your new PLANE

    July 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  3. haters for Obama

    I am amazed by the relentless hypocrisy of the avid Obama supporters:

    They think the over 60 crowd is racist. But who do THEY think marched against the Viet Nam war, walked with MLK, marched down 5th ave for Women's rights, campaigned for Shirley Chisholm, fought for Roe vs Wade and worked to secure Civil rights? Certainly not the Under 50 crowd.

    And who is name-calling, debasing, denigrating, demeaning and insulting fellow Americans 24 hours a day on these internet blogs? Certainly not the Over 50 crowd.

    You fill up these blogs with hateful, bigotry: waiting for the Old folks to die, Hate Bush, Hate the direction of America, Hate HRC, Hate Bill Clinton and the Clinton years, Hate McCain, Hate the supporters of ANY candidate but Obama. HATE HATE HATE. What good can come of so much anger and antipathy against your fellow Americans?

    To you, everyone is ignorant, stupid, moronic, inbred, redneck, uninformed, uneducated, racist, trash- but yourselves.

    Then Obama gives a speech... and you all gush with how inspired you are, how you feel you can move mountains, how eager you all are to serve fellow Americans.

    Then 5 minutes later you are back to moving just your mouth with the hateful blogs again.

    Never has any demographic "group" who advocated hope, unity, change and even diplomatic dialogue with our International enemies been this close minded, filthy, obscene and antagonistic towards those who don't concur with their life view.

    Ironically, from the poor grammer, spelling, syntax and format of your posts- you are neither educated or informed.

    When did the left become this bigoted? When did the democrats become so UNdemocratic? When did the DEMS lose their ideology of equality and justice for all?

    Word to the wise- your strategy of forcing your views and opinions on others by nasty, name-calling, debasing insults and hate- is ACTUALLY LOSING VOTES FOR OBAMA.

    Wait and see what rewards a philosophy of division and hate brings to you.

    July 6, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. THE O

    P.U.M.A= PUNKS UNDER MINING AMERICA

    BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!!!

    BARACK / SEBELIUS 08

    July 6, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. Hispanic For McCain

    Remember all those Hillary Supported the LATINOS that voted for her WILL NOT, and I said it again WILL NOT vote for OBAMA. The majority of the DEM Latinos will not Support OBAMA and that is a fact!!!!!!! so don't hate because Latinos (Hispanic) ARE NOT STUPID to go with a opportunist fruad, and a Fat Lieyer like OBAMA. Just ask the Latinos Nation in FLA, OH, PA, MI, CO,NY, NJ, CT, MA, NM, NV, AZ, CA, OR, and all of LA RAZA Nation who they are going to support JOHN MCCAIN.

    July 6, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  6. gary

    I AM SO TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THAT ARROGANT,HYPOCRITICAL ,CONTRADICTOR CON MAN OBAMA.THIS WHOLE RACE HAD BEEN FIXED BY THE DNC ETC ,BECAUSE AMERICA IS AFRAID OF ONE AFRICAN AMERICAN IF HE DONT WIN ,BECAUSE OF HIS HATING FOLLOWERS. WHAT A BIG JOKE.

    July 6, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  7. Ian M

    McCain wasting a whole week telling unemployed people in Ohio and Michigan "a lot of today's problems are psychological..."

    July 6, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. Les-Wa

    Excitement of this general election is gone, its a CHOICE between the KNOWN and UNKNOWN QUANTITY.

    I WANT A PRESIFENT I CAN TRUST, NOT A FLIPFLOPPER, DOES NOT USE RACE CARD, my ONLY CHOICE is SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN!

    This lifelong democrat will NEVER vote Democrat again until the DNC shape up and learn which side their bread is buttered on.

    I, along with other lifelong democrats, are now BIG SUPPORTERS and CONTRIBUTORS to PUMA PAC.

    What the people give, they CAN take it away from YOU, and WE lifelong democrats are taking it back.

    July 6, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  9. Obama Supporter

    GO OBAMA FOR CHANCE FOR CHANGE
    GO OBAMA FOR CHANCE FOR CHANGE
    GO OBAMA FOR CHANCE FOR CHANGE
    GO OBAMA FOR CHANCE FOR CHANGE

    July 6, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. Enlightened Voter

    no mccain, no mccain, no mccain, no mccain

    July 6, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  11. Brian

    How come we aren't allowed to comment on any of the other articles on the presidential race right now? Sometimes I think CNN chooses which articles can be commented on in a suspicious manner; doesn't seem like people get to comment on many of the Obama articles, including his comments on Iraq this week, which are a reversal from his debate statements during the primaries. Remember folks, this is the guy who said the war was so wrong that *nothing* would change his opinion about what do there, not the generals on the ground or anything else. CNN do your research and post the quotes from the debates showing Obama has changed positions here, as he has about public financing, and a host of other issues lately. And then let us comment on that :) thanks!

    July 6, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  12. Levar HUSSIEN Patterson

    To: NOT FALLING IN LINE & P.U.M.A. PUNK

    1. OBAMA IS NOT GOING TO NC AND GEORGIA OUT OF DESPERATION. HE IS GOING THERE TO GIVE HIMSELF A CHANCE TO WIN.

    2. YOU PUMA PUNKS ARE SO SELFISH. I WANT YOU TO TELL MY GRANDMA THAT SHE WILL HAVE TO WAIT MORE THAN 4 MORE YEARS TO GET UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, JUST BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO BE SELFISH AND CAST A PROTEST VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO WONT DO ANYTHING FOR YOU!

    3. TO ALL PEOPLE WHO HATE OBAMA, AND TO ALL PEOPLE WHO HATE HILLARY.... PLEASE MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY ALL OF YOU! I WANT TO SEE OBAMA ELECTED, BUT NOT WITH ALL THIS HATE ON BOTH SIDES

    GROW UP

    OBAMA/CLINTON 08

    July 6, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  13. sharong58

    OBAMA RULES!!! AND IT IS VERY GENEROUS OF HIM TO HELP PAY OFF HILARY'S DEBT SINCE HE IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO DO SO . . . HAHMMM, TAKE NOTE ALL YOU HILARY FOLLOWERS!
    WE KNOW DEEP DOWN YOU HATE MEN BUT HE'S AN EXCEPTION TO THE USUAL SPECIES AND A VERY EXCEPTIONAL MAN . .
    GIVE HIM A CHANCE . . . HILARY LIKES HIM.
    I AM A WHITE, 59 YR. OLD WOMAN BY THE WAY AND HAVE BEEN FOR BARACK OBAMA SINCE JANUARY!

    July 6, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  14. mike obama

    Democrate were not ready for a experienced woman to be their presidential nominee. Democrates were ready for an inexperienced black man to be their presidential nominee. The fullible youth half of them dont know who their state senator is , is ready for an inexperiend black man to be their president otherwise they will be termed as racist by their peers. Are Americans ready for an inexperienced black man to be their president??????. Go figure

    July 6, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  15. Deb,KS

    CNN HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN OBAMA BACKER THAT'S WHY THEY TREATED HILLARY LIKE DIRT. HEY CNN, YOU can never convince me or my families to ever vote for Obama. Who can trust what you say, you lie as much as Obama. I use to watch CNN but not anymore, you are all a much of jerks.

    Hillary for President

    July 6, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  16. Agnes

    McBush will not create any new jobs. Has Bush? NO! It's all talk. He will do the same a Bush. Gas will be higher and jobs will be lost. McBush will help the big oil companies gain billions of dollars because that's where his interest is.

    VOTE: McBush= Higher gas prices, poor economy, 100 years in Iraq.

    GET OUR TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ! We can't stay there 100 years losing lives.

    July 6, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  17. Upon Further Review,Texas

    Neither Party represents the American people,they have sold out to a small foreign country I am not allowed to mention.You must fill in the blank if you have the wisdom to do so.

    July 6, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  18. Thomas L. Mullins

    Maybe if McCain said something newsworthy he would get more thane 2 and 1/2 sentences. He is just saying the same Republican line over and over again. What happen to the Maverick!

    July 6, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  19. Deb,KS

    CNN has always been an Obama backer, that's why they treated Hillary like dirt. CNN will never convince me or my families to ever vote for Obama. CNN is just a bunch of jerks. Who cares what Obama is or isn't doing, I don't like him. Hillary for President.

    July 6, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. Coloradoan

    While McCain and his buddy Lieberman were in Columbia for the 4th of July, Senator (and soon to be President) Obama was in the USA with his family!

    July 6, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  21. Proud American

    No McCain, No McCain, No McCain!!!!

    July 6, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  22. Sammy

    Best thing the Democrats can do is focus alot of attention on the red states that might change. Put the Republicans on the defensive so they will then have to spend more time and money to keep hold of those states. It's also be a good strategy for the Republicans as well but they have the disadvantage of low approval ratings. So they will have a much harder time telling the voters in red states why they should not cast their votes for a Democrat this time.

    July 6, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  23. Ken

    I do believe that if Obama would put Hillary Clinton on the ticket as his VEEP, both would have a better fund raising event.

    When is Obama going to realize that he will NOT win against McCain in November unless he adds Hillary to his ticket.

    I also can understand why he is going to AL and GA to try and change it from red to blue, and that is ONLY because of the very large black American population there!

    Obama/Clinton 2008

    July 6, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  24. A nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    Obama is the candidate of change. He changes his positions like I change my underwear. i just don't trust him. He emits a certain
    je ne sais quoi.

    He is a serial quitter as well. He quit his preacher, his new preacher, his very own church, his positon on NAFT and his position on Iraq. I just know he can't be trusted. He has little or no experience.

    And mon Dieu, he gives cotton candy speeches with no substance. Amazing that he has any supporters.

    July 6, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  25. Rob indetroit

    Obama along with HRC will raise a ton of money. while john mcbush put's people to sleep with his lies.

    July 6, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
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