LAKE FOREST, California (CNN) – Pretty compelling moment when John McCain was asked about his greatest moral failing and very quietly replied: "the failure of my first marriage." You could have heard a pin drop.
As an aside: McCain was put in a "cone of silence" while Barack Obama was on stage, because he was getting the same questions.
Cheated on his ex-wife and leaving her will become a big story soon.
I would say the fact that McCain is a chronic liar would constitute a greater failing.
Yeah, everyone was waiting for him to elaborate, but, unlike Obama, he did not.
Moral failing, how about leaving your wife and kids for a rich woman.
Living on a beer distribution fortune ranks a close second in my book. A beer distributor CANNOT be pro-life.
That cone of silence must have been equiped with headphones and a feed. Let's talk more about that first marriage, John McCain.
Maybe Obama should look at what Mr. Warren has done with his money (and salary) before he defines Mr. Warren as "rich".
So, Keating 5 wasn't it, or his switching from "Maverick" to "more of the same?"
It does take guts to admit to the whole nation that he had an affair while married, then leaving his wife and two children.
That is a giant moral failure.
McCain never told the real truth about his failed marriage. A crippled wife who waited on him while a POW, only to come back and marry Cindy. The man is a real jerk!
My friends, I am a fraud.
Gee, I would have gone with bald face liar.
And this from the man that wants to lead America. What a low life excuse for a man.
Speaking of pins.... WHERE IS MCCAIN'S FLAG PIN????? OMG!
his moral failure was he lost to Bush in 2000...BUSH!
His second greatest is failing himself by betraying the McCain of 2000 for this new, McBush he has become. All those values, the price of the Republican nomination.
Obama looked and sounded like a college prof. McCain looked and sounded like a President.
McCain was the winner last night , no doubt.
Senator McCain, please explain how you got pushed to the front of the list for flight school.
Also, when do we see Cindy's tax statements?
And his greatest public moral failing was his acceptance of $$$ gifts from Charles Keating for political favors.
How long do we have to play the "pity party" for grampy?
i am a life long democrat who thinks McCain looked good last night.
More than likely he has my vote in November.
I've read some (nasty) comments about McCain's first marriage failure, not sure what to believe.
As an Obama supporter I must say that McLame looked better than ever last night. But I'm still not voting for him. He is too pro-war. Everything was about his POW experience, and I'm not sure all of it was true.
It shows an honest and a respectable man that can admit his greatest moral failing in front of a multitude of people. John said it with such sincerely that it just made you stop and think a moment and also made you realize that no matter who you are we all experience a moral faling sometime in our lifetime. I think it showed his personal human side of regret that sort of touched the people in a personal way and in that moment of thought could hear a pin drop because I think alot of people have been waiting to hear him out on this personal issue and he sort of captured the audience in that moment of silence.