August 6th, 2008
11:04 AM ET
6 years ago

Scenes from the trail

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Sen. John McCain talks with Marshall University's football team in Huntington, West Virginia. Photo credit: Peter Hamby/CNN

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A supporter of Barack Obama sports his own version of the Illinois senator's campaign logo at an event in Elkhart, Indiana. Photo credit: Sasha Johnson/CNN


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (136 Responses)
  1. Jake

    :) How'd his calls work out?

    August 6, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  2. Nikki

    PHOTO OP!

    August 6, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. Tom

    Yea Marshall!!!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. Jim

    He must still be upset he didn't recieve such a big audience on his oversea's trips.

    August 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  5. Valerie - St. Louis, MO

    There he goes trying to find a crowd to speak to. No one wants to hear him so he has to try to find a crowd where he can.

    August 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  6. Debbie - WV

    mcwrinkle....lmao

    August 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. Len in Washington

    "He already thinks he's the COACH!" OMG!

    Next he'll be on the cover of all the sports mags!

    Presumptious, Indeed!

    August 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  8. ls

    Well, looks like McCain found another "Big Crowd" to drop in on.

    They all sure do look excited to see him. yeah right . . .

    August 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  9. Dem

    I bet it was "really" inspirational

    August 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  10. A Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    Like McSongbird's courage and tradition of aiding the enemy at a time of war.

    Do you think the brothers in that group are going to vote for McPasty?

    August 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  11. Jed

    This pic should be titled, "Raise your hand if you are for McCain."

    August 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  12. Bulldog

    Talk about a photo op. He mocks Obama for photo ops and then goes to a bike rally and now this? What a senile jerk.

    August 6, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  13. An American

    I love the lady in the back with the sweater tied around her neck. How elite!

    August 6, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  14. Brendose, Oceanside CA

    WOW......did he just see the movie or something??

    Why is this relevant?

    Maybe McCain should log on his Apple II+ computer and 56k modem and search the internet for campaign tips.

    August 6, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  15. Brendose, Oceanside CA

    Oh I get it now........they're making a sequel to "We are Marshall", and he is playing the half-dead coach.

    August 6, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  16. California Gold

    This is McCain's ability to draw: show up on the field at a school football team scheduled practice.

    Obama schedules a stop and 200,000 participants flock to him.

    No wonder McCain is pea green with envy.

    August 6, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  17. PHIL TEXAS

    noBAMA

    August 6, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  18. Steve

    Look at the picture accompanying the article. How many players and people standing around look like they're interested and paying attention.

    August 6, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  19. Veterans for Obama

    "Courage"???What courage does it take to play college ball? The words "courage" and "hero' are being thrown around carelessly lately. Auddie Murphy had Courage and was a hero.

    August 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  20. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Shoulda brought your ace buddy Shotgun Dick! I hear he's REAL popular in these parts right about now...

    August 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  21. seyi

    Lol.. thats his way of getting the youth vote. You should be talking to energy experts John and responding to Paris' ad.

    August 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  22. NoMcSame(Grumpy old Mr. Burns)

    McGrumpy you better be glad that you are white and that Obama is black because if he was white you would be toast. The only thing that is keeping you run for the White House on life support is race. I know it and the rest of the country and the world knows it too. America is still asleep and stuck on stupid with all of the hate that is stored up in her. McGrumpy is so out of touch that he even tried to enter his wife into a strip contest and didn't know it, well on the other hand maybe he did know.
    Old man stay in your place and use some of your wifes money to fix your creepy arms. I don't care how they got like that, they look creepy.
    McGrumpy is a total JOKE and the more he talks the more we see. Thousands come to see Obama but McSame has to crash where thousands are to get people to listen to his trash. Ha ha ha LOL
    Obama08 a Dream

    August 6, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  23. Obama supporter: Bipartisan Intelligence in Gov't

    Did he give them tire gauges to help them conserve energy and promote Obama's sensible first steps in reducing energy consumption??

    August 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  24. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    Well, McCain has to do all he can. He has a huge burden to carry, he is joined at the hip with Buch/Cheney and all the rest of the Bushies:

    INTERESTING HOW THE FAR-RIGHT BLOGGERS NEVER DEFEND THE $10 TRILLION IN NATIONAL DEBT THAT IS OWED TO CHINA, THE SAUDIS AND DUBAI!

    INTERESTING HOW THE FAR-RIGHT ONLY HAS ATTACKS, LIES AND DEMEANING COMMENTS....... NOTHING NEW.

    INTERESTING HOW THE GOP-HATE-FEAR-AND-DIVISION-MONGERS ONLY COME UP WITH THE SAME OLD TIRED AND SILLY IDEAS.

    August 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  25. Sherry, Atlanta

    Young American's will not have the opportunity to put their 'Dreams In Place', if by chance McCain get the Presidental Post.

    MCCAIN'S 'NUCLEAR POWER' will DESTROY US ALL

    August 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
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