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

Scenes from the trail



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


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. Kim, Charlotte

    Go away YODA!

    August 6, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. Marcus


    I do believe I joined the wrong party. I'm switching to the Republican party for one reason… Buffalo Chip Topless (sometimes bottomless) beauty shows. (And to think I thought those Republicans were wound tighter than a over wound clock). How little did I know! Yeah baby it looks like it is the Democrat party who are the stiff shirts with family values and all.

    August 6, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  3. Slider

    So, am I to conclude, after looking at these two photos, that football jocks are smarter than the "follower" silly enough to have a politician's name cut into his hair?

    "This" is a college student?

    The indoctrination is strong in that one.

    August 6, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. Marie Ontario

    Spending billions of dollars in Iraq to send your citizens to slaughter and kill hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children in a foreign land and then spending money on childish ads.

    Doesn't the American public see how childish and ridiculous it makes your country look in the eyes of the world? On the other hand I guess it explains how Bush got relected for a second term.

    August 6, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  5. "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." Obama 95

    I see Obama was found to have more radical ties this morning...
    However Hamas is real proud of him... and ayers, and wright, and rezco, and farakan, etc, etc,,,,

    August 6, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I wonder how McCain sees this group of young people. Your viewpoint makes a big difference in your demeanor and how you come across to people, in general.

    Does he see them as potential voters or potential military personnel? Potential enemies or allies? America's future potential, or America's future liabilities? Does he see team players, or players on a team? I wonder.

    August 6, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  7. Jay

    First, they faint then they put on the blind folds then they carve his name into their heads..........then they stand in line and drink the koolaid as directed.

    August 6, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  8. obamerican canada

    I think mccain has just released air(phatted),the guy in red behind mccain sats it all.



    August 6, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  9. Susan

    If you are a real Democrat, you won't buy on to this Hogwash.

    August 6, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Next thing you know he will show up at some State Fair when the Elvis impersonator is on stage.

    August 6, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  11. Sherry, Atlanta


    August 6, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. Praetorian,Ft. Myers

    How do you compete with idiots who strive to mutiliate their appearance to support a pop icon?

    You don't.

    Stay on message–likley this idiot couldn't find the voting booth if he had it also emblazoned on his skull and a homing beacon attached to his nose.

    Clealry this kind of idiot isn't Presidential material–aren't we all glad.

    August 6, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |

    Figure the guy with the hair cut it black.

    Who cares about crap like this?

    August 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  14. Truthiswhatweneed

    Raymond Duke; You are not a pariot your just pathetic.

    August 6, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  15. tim, mississippi

    cool, dude!

    August 6, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. Ex Hillary Supporter

    @ Never Barak Obama August 6th, 2008 12:12 pm ET

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

    Yes, but the ones that were not Republicans just voting for Hillary to keep Dem race alive, are voting for Obama.

    How could anyone who suppoted such a great canidate as Hillary support another 4 years of a Bushalike in the White House. Lets also not forget about McCains horible stance on Women issues.

    August 6, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  17. D.

    My alumni needs Obama as the next President and follow the lead of the young man with the right hair design.

    August 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. afrahx2





    August 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    A Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square August 6th, 2008 11:51 am ET

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

    I am white. Do you consider me a brother? Or are you racist? Why is it that if you are black you must support Obama.

    It really is totally about race for you. Is this election about helping America or is it about electing a black man president no mater is he helps or hurts?

    August 6, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  20. McCrabby

    If another Republican like McCain is elected, get ready for more foolish wars and more terrorist attacks on the US homeland even worse than the 9/11 attacks that happened as Bush was asleep at the switch.
    These GOP morons don't have a clue as to how to protect us. Instead of catching or killing Bin Laden, Bush and McCain opened up a false front in the war on terror, allowed Al Queda to expand into Iraq, and needlessly got thousands of our troops killed and wounded because Bush and McCain wanted to fight a phantom menace who had NO WMD! You'd think after the alleged intelligence failures of 9/11 these guys would have been more careful with believing guys like Chalabi or "Curveball."

    August 6, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  21. SIMP

    West Virginia, why in the heck would these in breeds matter? Mccain can have these moron's they are a bunch of racist anyway.


    August 6, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. Janet

    Talk about a generation gap- I'm sure they will all vote for McCain- they certainly look excited to see him!!!! They are tolerating him just as we are- out with the old and in with the new!!!!!
    Obama 2008!!!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  23. Vig

    John McCain presents an image of a regular guy. Obama presents an image of an elitist, actually, a megalomaniac. Now who do you think most working American's will relate to?

    August 6, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  24. James

    To Raymond Duke:
    You are clueless if you think that pulling an 18/19 yr old out of college and putting them in the military because of a haircut is a sound or family value type decision. It's a haircut that can be changed on a daily/weekly basis.

    Just because you are for McCain doesn't mean you have to demean kids because they don't think the way you do. Get a clue. Stop listening to your phonograph or sending telegrams and come into the 21st century. It's a haircut.

    August 6, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  25. pat C.

    this is funny. all the guys looked bored to death. old man McWHIMP was probably telling them about the serge and how he plans on blowing up the united states himself with nuclear plants. these guys are more educated than this old fool and were probably thinking what an old fossil he was.
    obama is the new life and the new generation......these players know that as well as most of america!

    August 6, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
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