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. afrahx2


    August 6, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. Splurge

    Obama supporters are just as nasty to McCain as they were and still are to Hillary. No wonder the race is in a dead heat.

    August 6, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Brennan - Seattle, WA

    Still searching for somebody to listen to him.

    August 6, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Republicans hate America

    None of those of those football players will vote for McPhony

    August 6, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Steve


    August 6, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. Terri

    Love Dudes Hair ! ! 🙂
    It is a urban thing many guys white and black in our neighborhoods gets things cut in thier hair usually something off the haircut chart. DuH for all those who don't understand

    Go Obama

    I have to get me some Obama gear and show my support 24/7

    Love, need and want Bam as our next POTUS

    August 6, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. Peter of Oregon

    Wasn't John McCain wearing that exact same outfit yesterday? Someone at CNN should write an article about that in your usual tabloid style.

    August 6, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. terry

    That shaved head makes a good target!!

    August 6, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  9. ls

    Raymond Duke, thank goodness there are people like you, because I won't be sending my kids out and put their lives in danger for someone like yourself.

    We have people like you and people like the so called "McCain" supporters who are willing to die for the country in which they have created – a total mess. And if McCain is elected, you all will have your chance, just don't come knocking on my door.

    It's best you clean up your own mess and leave other people out of it.

    August 6, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. Willow, from Iowa

    I think Raymond Duke is probably the brother of David Duke. Head of the Klan

    At least they are being respectful.

    August 6, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. Joe Kiloz

    I want to know a lot more of the McCain Harley Davidson crowd. Talk about an interesting story, yet all we got is a couple of sentences .

    August 6, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. JinDaBoss

    Obama inspires alot of people. People like me who felt left out of the political process or couldn't identify with anyone in politics. That haircut is a representation of that the audacity of hope ... thats exactly what he means, last i checked its a free country.

    August 6, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. Sue

    College students only know what their textbooks tell them and also some of their empty-headed professors who read the textbooks to the students. These young people have no idea of what life is all about with maybe the exception of a few who have to make their own way in this world; most have families that provide everything and they have no idea of world stresses or the value of overcoming problems (experience),

    August 6, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Sebastian

    Great photo op with a bunch of high school football players forced to listen to McCain.

    I'm a 47 year old degreed aeronautical engineer and Ivy B-school educated adult. I can not follow this man ... McCain. He is not leadership material.

    August 6, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. HaHa

    Does this mean we will all have afro hairdoos? And as far as where McCain showed up to campaign, at least they did not get snubbed by Obamahee to go and shoot hoops.

    August 6, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  16. ExDemocrat

    No wonder he sits in the back row alone!!!! West Virginia is Hillary/McCain country. You will not and never have oportunity to win that state Obama!

    August 6, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  17. Ralph V. AZ

    Go away Crip Keeper!

    Hilton 08!

    August 6, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. Stephen in Red Bluff

    Hey Raymond Duke...

    "Did you notice the nut with the Obama haircut sitting by himself." Really??

    No, none of us saw what was, in effect, the key part of the post. None of us were as keen-eyed as you. We were all so enthralled by excitement generated by McCain intruding upon poor ol' Marshall football team's practice that we all failed to see the just-as-large photo that followed.

    You keep on sending those checks to the RNC; they need more people like you to make sure nothing slips past 'em–including the general election. (Good luck with that one, by the way!)

    August 6, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  19. BR

    Keep diluting yourselves that everyone wants Obama as Pres. I am from the young generation and I think the Messiah is a tool.

    August 6, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  20. the real mccain

    ok CNN here we go not posting my comments? Teflon John, don't say anything that will make McCain look bad...especially the truth

    August 6, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  21. REG in AZ

    John McCain has flip-flopped so much he is like a wind-sock in a storm ... you sure can't trust which way he seems to point either.

    August 6, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  22. Eric Wayne

    I see at least sixteen people that I'm sure wouldn't vote for McCain in that picture. LOL.

    August 6, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  23. anonymous

    OMG – check out the stupid haircut/tatoo job on that guy's head. Typical BM stunt for show!! I can just see the White House now if NOBAMA get elected!!! They'll trash it up just like the ghettos!

    August 6, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  24. Wrinkled old White Man

    Raymond Duke-Yes, that is really what this county is all about isn't it-
    Hating/demeaning/disowning those that disagree with you, even if it happens to be your own kid. It is a shame that being a veteran, that you never really learned what you were fighting for

    August 6, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  25. Richard

    I see he is wearing the NEW Barack HUSSEIN Obama American Flag. Like the one on his plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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