July 23rd, 2008
08:07 PM ET
11 years ago

Headline grabber for McCain: Armstrong, but not oil rig

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) – Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night only works for the post office – not presidential campaign photo ops.

The McCain camp planned a Thursday visit to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico near the Louisiana coast, an off-shore drilling event designed to help attract attention as Barack Obama delivered his speech in Berlin.

But the threat of bad weather forced the trip to be cancelled. Instead, McCain will be spend the entire day in Columbus, Ohio , where he was already scheduled to take part in an evening town hall meeting on cancer. He’ll appear with Tour de France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong at the Livestrong Summit on the campus of The Ohio State University.

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  1. Belle

    Posters: Your analysis is really crazy. Instead of insulting each other, why don't you actually try comparing issues!

    Obama STRETCHED the truth in Israel, say HIS committee (a banking committee he isn't even on). Doesn't it bother anyone that he doesn't mind telling untruths if he thinks no one will know. Is THAT the kind of integrity we look for in a man or woman vying for the highest office in America? Wouldn't it be better to actually question BOTH candidates when they lie about something? Clinton was asked about the sniper fire directly, and she said, "I don't know why I said that. I wrote about it in my book, and I knew what had happened. I was wrong. I only hope the American people can forgive me."

    Who actually has more integrity? The person that admits they lied, and asks for forgiveness...or the person that expects supporters, surrogates and others to explain away what they think he might have really meant?

    July 24, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  2. Ann

    Jim in Orlando,

    Your mention of God reminds of the hypocrite in the Bible who went to the temple to pray to thank God that he is not like the tax collector who is a sinner. Stop mentioning the name of God in the same breath as you condemn Obama. Oh, hang on – you live in Orlando – the land of fantasy...
    Just face it – nobody wants to cover McDinosaur... He lies, his memory falters and his reasoning is distorted...

    July 24, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  3. scott

    McHussein is a candiate for all those who believe peace can be achieved by electing someone with a muslim name. This is a fact that none of you will admit because your white guilt causes you to vote for symbolism over substance. Ouch the Truth Hurts! Doubtful the CNN gatekeepers for Obama will post this.

    July 24, 2008 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  4. Willow, from Iowa

    McCain keeps saying that the price of oil dropped because Bush wants to allow offshore drilling. Some people say that the price is dropping because the Democrats are looking at the speculators. I think that its going to drop back to "almost" acceptable levels because oil countries fear that if the price stays too high, the US, under an Obama administration will look at alternative energies and Obama will spend that 150 billion dollars on alternatives. The oil countries do not want to lose us as a customer.

    July 24, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  5. Betilu

    Why should I leave a comment? You are biased for the bho camp. You were also biased against Hillary. Do any of you look at the web sight that is considered bho,s Senate schedule of things he has done or not done? Will really help you make up your mind un a hurry.
    I flip channels when your reporters get too mushy about michelle and barack. Who wants to listen to biased reporting?

    July 24, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  6. Raymond Duke

    McCain has the right stance on drilling for oil as the republicans do. Every time I hear the democrats about their stupid do nothing policy I want tp puke. If Bill Clinton had not vetoed the bill that the republicans put forth in the 90's we would already be getting the benefits from them sources off shore and in Anwr.. We can listen to the democrats and still be dependent on the Arab oil for eternity or we can use our own resources. Votes in this house will all be for John McCain and the reppublicans straight tickets . I am tired of the whining do nothing democrats.

    July 24, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  7. David

    It seems like McCain is getting angrier evry day. Instead of doing what he is supposed to do, he is wasting too much time accusing Barack Obama. Seriously, If you ask McCain what is the capital city of Texas, he would say Hmm Obama was against the surge and he still thinks the surge does not work.
    It is beyond loughable......
    I hope Armstrong will tell him to take it easy and tunnel the anger to some other energy

    July 24, 2008 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  8. Thomas, Illinois

    It's a VERY good thing their wasn't a bunch of oil rigs out there, like McCain wants...You think oil is expensive now, wait until a hurricane hits and takes them all off-line...Plus we don't have the refinaries to process the oil...Don't believe his hype, it's BS.....

    July 24, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  9. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    McSame can go work in the oil rig for a change...at least that will be a good photo-ops for more oil drilling!

    to think that he gave credit to George Dubya for a $10 drop in the barrel of oil...not a single cent drop in the price of gas per gallon in the pump is appalling.

    even george dubya cannot claim credit...because we are NOT YET feeling an ease at the pump price JUST YET!


    July 24, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  10. H. Thompson

    Lance, Lance, Lance.
    I was once one of your biggest fans, and proudly defended your honor when the critics doubted your lab results from the Tour.
    But the moment you step on stage with McLoser, I will never be able to look at you the same again.
    Put Landis on the stage with McLoser, but not you!

    July 24, 2008 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  11. Raymond Duke

    If you go back to the Jimmy Carter day you can figure out why we have oil shortages, high gas prices, no refineries and no nuclear power. Over the years the democrats have always blocked these actions to enhance our own resources. I think the states that let their coast lines and land used to supply coal ,oil and nuclear ought to have the right to raise their price for out of state customers who refuse to take advantage of these resources if they have them. Let the states like california , colorado , the eastern seaboard and other west coast states pay $8.00 a gallon for gas and a few extra thousand dollars for there home energy. I am 60 years old and I know of one Nuclear accident in Russia during my life time. Now I have seen plenty of flooding and forest fires due to the enviro- nuts wanting to save a field mouse or a snail. Also cnn get off the "Black In America " kick .You act like they have had it so hard compared to the rest of america. Give me a break. Since the 60's they have had every opportunity in the world handed to them on a silver platter. It is time to wrok as many of them have done and make their place in America or do like the blacks that are whining, sit in the Ghetto or hood and draw freebe checks. I applaud the blacks who don't whine and fit in to america ,have jobs and contribute to america. I will not leave the white trash out either . Get a job or starve.

    July 24, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
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