(CNN) - Sen. John McCain sharpened his attacks against Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday, saying he'd rather give a speech in Germany as president than as a presidential candidate.
Obama was in Berlin for the latest leg of an international trip intended to bolster his foreign policy credentials at home and set out his vision for a new era of transatlantic cooperation.
Watch: McCain says he'd prefer to speak in Germany as President
McCain was campaigning Thursday in Ohio, focusing on health care.
Speaking to reporters outside Schmidt's Restaurant and Banquet Haus, a German eatery in Columbus, Ohio, McCain responded to Obama's Berlin speech, which attracted large crowds at the Victory Column.
Watch: McCain discusses Obama's Berlin speech
"Well, I'd love to give a speech in Germany ... a political speech or a speech that maybe the German people would be interested in," he said. "But I would much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate for the office of the presidency."
Indeed. Grow up. Would you like some cheese with that whine, McSame as Bush!
After all...he always wanted to speak in a country that borders India...or is that Czechoslovakia? Help him out Joe!
Yeah, you are right 1000% because you won't be president my dear " Had been"!
...good luck with that.
Nobody would show up to listen to the old geezer!
Has John McCain forgotten about the speech he made in Canada about NAFTA?
What a hypocrite.
I am glad Mr. McCain has not chosen to follow in Obama's steps. Befoe I wasn't sure who Obama was and what he stood for. Now I get it!! Mr. Obama is running for dictactor for the whole world. The only person that has interest and is running for president of the USA is Mr. McCain. It only took seven months to finally know who Obama really is.
Jealousy is a horrible trait. Unfortunately McCain is adding this to his horrible anger issues.
The more I hear John McCain speak , the more I hear a cranky jealous old man.
McCain is a GAFFE MACHINE!! He gave a speech in Canada....what is the difference with what Obama did? Hate is a disease and he needs to stop hatin on Barack because he is getting love! I wish McCain would take a nap and shut that HOLE in his FACE!!
Mccain is right....and he takes this position as most humble people would. Who would be so arrogant as to change the presidential seal, refer to oneself as president during an election and hold political rallys in foreign countries as though you are a head of a nation when you're not. That measure of arrogance do not exist in a mind that is humble enough to know......in a general election, voters speaks and choose the president. Until then, a candidate is only a person seeking the job. I'm all about being humble....I'm all about Mccain. And btw, I'm really rooting for a Mccain – Jindal ticket :)
I guess he won't be speaking in Germany then.
Well...what else he could say. It is okey John...don't cry...don't be that jealous... you are big boy now
I guess Senator McCain won't be visiting Germany.
A speech that no one would attend, because you are the same as Bush and we all know what that means. Been there, done that.
What about your speech in Canada recently?
I would love to see the literally 'ones' of people standing there listening to your 'wisdom' there, straight talker.
CNN, why do you even post that bull? How many countries did McCain go to? How many times did McCain DEMAND that Obama travel?
Like it or not, the rest of the world matters when picking a country's leader. In the globalized world, we cannot pretend to be isolated anymore. Get over it. Grow up.
CNN, if you can't stand the heat of McCain's whiny "oh, the press doesn't like me", then post REAL articles, not this crap.
What would he speak about? How much he hates it that Germany didn"t like the Iraq war?
I love how the McCain camp attacked Barack Obama for saying that he is "a citizen of the U.S., but also a citizen of the world" '
I am certain now that McCain is clueless on international matters. I am sorry, but if you do not see yourself as a global citizen then you sir are ignorant to the changes that have occured. Globalization has brought us all closer together and inherent in that closeness lies a shared responsibility.
give up mate
Once again, McCain shows he is a man of integrity, instead of a blatant opportunist, who is trying to buy the Presidency of the United States of America.
You are just jealous because you were not asked. You could not bring a crowd bigger than your town halls anyway because no one wants to hear what little you have to say my friend.