August 17th, 2008
01:17 PM ET
6 years ago

Fay beginning to impact campaign trail

(CNN) - Strengthening Tropical Storm Fay, moving towards the United States, is beginning to have an impact on the campaign trail.

John McCain has canceled a trip to Miami for a fundraiser scheduled for Sunday night because of the storm. Instead, he is flying directly from Long Beach, California, to Orlando, Florida, where he speaks before the VFW convention Monday.

Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Florida Tuesday. No word yet if the storm may affect his plans.

Ironically, McCain had his plans changed by Hurricane Dolly last month. He was supposed to go by helicopter to an oil rig off the Louisiana coast for a high-profile drilling event at the same time Obama was in Europe. But the effects of Dolly in the Gulf caused that trip to be canceled.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Milton Hallin

    Nothing about that situation is ironic. Please use that word in its proper context next time.

    August 17, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |

    McSame, God is talking to you.

    Are you listening ; – )

    August 17, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |

    Do ya think "Somebody up there" is sending McCain a message ???/

    August 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. DR. YES

    maybe GOD didnt care for mccain plagiarizing his 'cross' story in a church.we should ask pastor hagee.isnt he the mccain supporter who says katrina was punishment by GOD?

    August 17, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Larry Buchas

    These hurricanes must be God's will. He doesn't want McBush in Florida. How's that for an answer to those right wing kooks praying for rain at Barack's acceptance speech.

    August 17, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  6. Magdalena-Maria-Anna

    Could this be a sign???

    OBAMA 08

    August 17, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |

    The Lord works in mysterious ways.

    August 17, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. gotcha


    August 17, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
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