(CNN) – Shortly before Barack Obama took the stage in Berlin, Germany Thursday, John McCain’s campaign tried to keep the spotlight on domestic concerns with a conference call focused on the nation’s energy crisis, and Democratic opposition to off-shore oil drilling. “Barack Obama is touring Europe and back home his leadership, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, are opposing any effort to expand exploration in the United States,” said McCain policy advisor Doug Holtz-Eakin.
The call was originally intended to highlight a visit by the presumptive Republican nominee to an off-shore oil rig in Louisiana - a photo op that had to be scrubbed late Wednesday, as Hurricane Dolly headed for the Gulf Coast.
Listen: McCain advisors say Democratic policy is costing Americans at the pump
You need a history lesson.
Better keep the focus on McWarmonger's energy. He has none.
He puts people to sleep and then goes to sleep himself.
Go McCain! :)
Obama, the great pretender, is just an arrogant, egomaniac with no core principles, no moral center and no priorities other than political expediency!
The media may crown Obama but America will not!
Are you kidding?....The first thing out of McWar's mouth will be:
My friends,Sen Obama doesn't want to drill offshore.....and.....
The Surge is working.
Can he come up with policy or just bash Obama?
he better.his foreign policy 'strength',is in the toilet,now.that was his 'strongpoint',if he ever had one.
You mean he's actually talking about HIS position on an issue? He's not just bashing Obama??? I'd be a miracle if he actually talked his position on the issues for a change.
You know, McCain can TRY to do anything he wants, but he's the underdog, and Obama's pretty much callin' the shots – and McCain is left to campaigning at King Soupers and hangin' with folks like pappy bush that are even older than he is. Gotta laugh!!
Bring Gramm back... not only does know how to recognize a nation of whiners, but I bet he knows how to deal with them too. Once the nation stops whining everything will be better... bring on Trickle-down economics and Voodoo economics.
Wait a minute, we tried that already and they failed miserably!! Hmm... seems everything the GOP tries economically fails miserably, except for all of their friends in corporate America, who are laughing all the way to the bank.
McCain has something to offer on energy? The same McCain who blamed Obama when gas prices were high but credited Bush when they came back down?
Is he still pushing a gas tax holiday and offshore drilling? Both of those are pandering and nothing more. Neither will do anything anytime soon to help to issues we face.
Let's hear some real ideas about getting off fossil fuels and making our vehicles, homes and factories more efficient.
McCain seems to be rambling on without any plan. He needs a keeper, not a good sign in a presidential candidate.
How can McCain and the Rethuglicans talk energy, when their candidate is so old, they have no energy. They have no plans except to stay in Iraq for the oil. Do not, for one minute think the Republicans care about energy!
Aware...Obama has no moral center???? And you support McCain who cheated on his first wife for a rich blond bimb...truly amazing how dumb people are!
drill drill drill is all the Republicans know they just want more money to go to exxon Mobil Republicans are ignorant we need to get off of foreign oil not drill more WaKE up Republicans Obama 08
did one of the 59 lobbyist working on his campaign give him a book on tape copy of economics for dummies?
McCain seems focused only on squawking, "Surge is working-Obama wrong! Squawk! Surge is working–Obama wrong-–my friends! Squawk!"
Finally, I'm tired of hearing what you think Senator Obama is doing or not doing.
I want to hear what you will be doing as President, Senator McCain.
Now I can stop changing the channel when you appear.
This folks, is the republican strategy at it's greatest. Come up with a plan that 1) sounds good to the most economically afflicted people RIGHT NOW and that 2) accomplishes absolutely nothing in the long term so that 3) anyone who comes out in opposition (because it accomplishes nothing in the long run) can be painted as unsympathetic to the plight of the working people. They've perfected this political game. They feed off of your desire to think they're protecting you. It functions well in sound bites because it can be repeated by every member of the team in less than 9 seconds. Come on, people, let's raise the bar some. We all know off shore drilling is a band aid for our oil situation and that we won't see any gains for several years, and those gains will be insignificant.
McCain and his camp really sound like "sour grapes" perhaps if they spent more time focused on their own campaign rather than busy trying to discredit Obama maybe he would have more success. Jealousy....McCain is reduced with a photo opt with cheese...that is appropiate since we all know he had the "whine" to go with it.
I WOULDN'T DO THAT IF I WERE MCSHAME.
CHANEY, MCBUSH & BUSH ARE THE REASON
WE ARE PAYING $6.00 A GALLON IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Mccain couldn't keep focus on anything if he tried. Mccain hasn't done anything this week but make gaffes and attack Obama. Mccain didn't think it was a bad idea to travel to Canada and Latin America touting Free Trade while Americans were home suffering. It was Mccain that insisted that he travel abroad in the first place and now because its a big success Mccain is showing he just an angry evil frustrated old man that can't stand the fire. Mccain and his supporters are a campaign of Whinners. If they can't stand the heat than get out of the kitchen. Besides, the media don't make a big deal out of his gaffes and he has darling interviews from all the networks, he should be greatfull for that insteaded of Whinning and complaining about everything Obama does like and angry grumpy old man.
Mcshame is too old for this bs
IS mcain ever ever ever gonna tell us his plans as potus or is he going to keep bashing obama and bashing his policies i am an independent and i am an obama supporter but i listen to both and maybe mccain might have a better policy than obama but i have to tell you i am sicked to death of mccain MCAIN WHAT ARE YOUR POLICIES WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO AS POTUS PLEASE STOP THE BASHING AND TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR PLANSSSSSSSSSSSS IM STICKING WITH OBAMA 110 PERCENT ALL THE WAY TO NOV MCAIN YOUR PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
McCain, you can't have it both ways. First you complain and say you "HOPE" Obama goes overseas to visit these countries. When he gets there, you complain and point out how you are highlighting domestic issues while Obama is overseas.
Please stop and hire a new strategist. Your campaign is garbage that wreaks of rotten chicken and diapers.
that is all he has to say is Obama this Obama that dan* just because you Old and no one likes you don't meen that you have to bash Obama all the time this is mcbush:this morning i woke up had to use my bengay and do you know Obama disagrees with the use of bengay i told him i support bengay and will pledge my alliance to bengay for the rest of my life. ha ha ha Old Mcbush give up
He has made huges mistakes all week long by attacking Senator Obama – he should have been getting his message out whatever it is. He has truly look desperate all week long. I'm sure in private he is saying thank God that they could not come together in agreement on doing the town hall meetings. I for one can wait until they do the debates.
Yes let us talk energy. For over a decade we all knew this oil crises was coming. All the Politicians spoke of it. Bush had eight years to at least start to do something about it. But Bush chose not to because his benefactors, the oil corporations pulled his puppet strings and did not let him. Now, McBush thinks we are stupid enough to blame Obama for this Republican disaster. Or, maybe there is not really a problem to begin with. It is all in our minds and we are just whiners.
But! If there is really a problem. Then Obama did it.