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. Bill Clinton

    John McCain is the real hero.

    August 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. R.I.F.

    He's showing up everywhere to get a crowd now. Funny that he has to show up at a crowd and Obama generates his own. Next McCain will be doing play-by-play on NBC for the Olympics.

    August 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. Karima

    Since they won't come to him 200,000 strong I guess he has to go to them one at a time!!

    August 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  4. The Other Jon

    Vote McCain if you like hypocrisy!

    Aren't Americans tired of the Karl Rove and George Bush-styled politics? McCain is trying to run the same kind of campaign.

    McCain also has supported the same policies as Bush.

    How can you not see that a McCain presidency will carry on the failures of the Bush Administration?

    August 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. arc, Lugano CH

    West Virginia is a good place for Senator McCain to build up support from those Hillary supporters who said on TV that ‘they would never vote for a black man”. He’d better bring the FEAR and remember to pack some pictures of Bin Laden to really rally up the like-minded locals into a panicked frenzy.

    God Bless America…

    August 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. James

    Why is he WASTING his time campaigning in a state where over TWENTY PERCENT of the DEMOCRATS were willing to ADMIT they WOULD NOT VOTE for Obama because he is BLACK? And those were just the ones who were bold enough to admit it!

    I don't think ANYONE with common sense thinks that there is anything competitive about WV for Obama. WV is a state full of prejudice.

    Obama 08, 12

    August 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. Luckyj

    LETS PLAY FOOTBALL!!!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. Rebublican for Obama!

    Everyone looks REALLY confused!!!!

    Maybe they thought he was a up baseball coach or somthing?!

    If he cant inspire a fotball team – how can he inspire a nation?

    August 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Fed up with the lies

    What a great haircut. This guy should get a patent on the design. Very cool!

    August 6, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. Kiah

    I love the haircut. Too cute!

    Obama '08!

    August 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  11. NY State of mind

    This just out. As many of us thought and now is being told by a head member of PUMA who has just quit do to the lack of substance in the McCain camp. PUMA really stands for People Under the McCain Administration. They created it shortly after the Dem debates to fool the Clinton supports while there blood was still boiling to divide the party. Again no botttm to low but they do prove they are smarter enough to know people are gullable!!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  12. Denise Groves

    The Obama supporters hair cut is "hot!"

    August 6, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  13. Never Barak Obama

    18 Million Hillary supporters are watching – some have already gone to McCain.

    August 6, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  14. Raymond Duke

    Looking at that picture explains it all. Did you notice the nut with the Obama haircut sitting by himself. If I had a kid that stupid I would not waste a penny on helping pay his college. Being a veteran of twenty years and with a son like that I would have taken him to the nearest recruitting station for the Marines or Army and signed him up and told them make a grown up out of him and teach him some self respect. That is probably not right. I would just disown him if I had a son that stupid.

    August 6, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  15. Lisa

    The young man with the OBAMA haircut told me all I neede to know about how his speech went.

    Down the tube just like his negative, childish campaign.

    August 6, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  16. Cynthia

    You already know that this was one of the madatory meetings that football, basketball, etc. have to attend. If "coach" says show up they do.

    August 6, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  17. Lace King

    What the hell??? ROFLAMO.

    Yeah...these brothas are really going to vote for McCain alright.

    But I've gotta ask...

    in the first picture, what's with the guy in red standing behind McCain?? lol

    August 6, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  18. Carl from MI

    Obama can sink a 3-pointer... McCain can use a cane as a 3rd legger!! It's almost the same...

    Republicans are only supporting McCain because he's Republican, NOT because he's qualified as a Presidential Candidate.

    But maybe I'm wrong... maybe they're supporting him for all the stupid stuff he's been doing and saying while on the campaign trail. After all... they LOVE it when Bush has made an idiot out of himself over the years... why not four more years of the same stupid stuff?

    Republicans: Ignorance before Knowledge!!

    August 6, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  19. Voting Obama

    Obama 2008!!

    August 6, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  20. J. Dean, a Republican from Juno Beach, FL

    WELL, OLD MAN JOHN McCAIN, I HAVE A GOOD NEWS AND A BAD NEWS FOR YOU OLD MAN.
    FIRST THE GOOD NEWS: COME NOVEMBER 2008, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP ANY NUMBERS OF BIKERS YOU MAY LIKE. THE ENTIRE BIKERS WILL BE YOURS. GOOD LUCK, YOU MAY ENJOY THEIR COMPANY. ALSO YOU WILL BE KEEPING THE COMPANY OF JOSEPH LIEBERMAN, DISASTER GEORGE BUSH, DICK CHENEY AND ANOTHER OLD MAN LIKE YOU NAMED DONALD RUMSFELD, HOW ABOUT THAT, OLD MAN McCAIN ?
    NOW THE BAD NEWS: AFTER NOVEMBER 2008, HOWEVER, YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE COMPANY AND THE BANK ACCOUNT OF CINDY. CINDY WILL BE LEAVING YOU TO JOIN THE CELEBRITIES, LIKE PARIS HILTON, BRINTNEY SPEARS AND OTHERS THAT YOU ARE INDEED ADMIRING NOW BUT MAY NEVER GET THEIR COMPANY BECAUSE OF YOUR ADVANCED AGE.
    THUS, OLD MAN JOHN McCAIN, YOU CAN RETIRE AND ENJOY LIFE AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. PLEASE START COUNTING THE DAYS.
    GOOD LUCK.

    August 6, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  21. Obsession the movie

    Do yourself a favor Obama supporters; see the movie called "Obsession". Or go to obsessionthemovie.com for more info. This is the real Obama hising behind his mask.

    August 6, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  22. Lou Dobbs’s Independent

    Last Obama’s meeting at Ohio people sitting behind of him didn’t listen his speech (source CNN Video)
    People are tired of these politicians
    This also political stunt paid by Obama campaign

    August 6, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  23. Vincent

    Sen. McCain, my question to you is:

    How happy was Cindy when you offered for her to be on stage topless, dancing around and using a bananna?

    Maybe Obama should send your press agents Buffalo Chips...

    August 6, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  24. "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." Obama 95

    I wonder when the Dalai Bama tatoos will come out. Maybe by a t-shirt at his next speech... I hear he's opening for Miley Cyris...

    Obama 08... the FAD joke we can believe in.

    August 6, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  25. Candy West Virginia

    Wow, there were more people there than at his staged rallys.

    August 6, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
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