August 17th, 2008
01:17 PM ET
10 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. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    I think the people of Florida deserve a rest from the War Monger. His propaganda isn't working.

    August 17, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  2. Upon Further Review

    The question should be ,"where has the Republican Party gone"?This is not the Party of smaller Government,less taxes and less intrusion.It should be renamed the "Globalist Party for Big Business". Ron Paul is the only person still in the race race that even mildly resembles a Republican.I would have voted for a team of both Ron Paul and Dennis Kusinich before these two Globalists.

    August 17, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. safari

    I'm so disgusted with my choices for the presidential election this year, I had decided not to vote. Now though, since the so-called "moral right" have put abortion back on the table, I will vote for Obama.

    August 17, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  4. Melissa Szumlinski

    Hey, Journalists:
    IT IS NOT IRONIC that McCain had to cancel trips due to hurricanes.

    Do you need to go back to 9th grade English Comp?

    August 17, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  5. dorothy

    This could be a sign for John McCain, that is time for a Change, and take a Vacation.

    Obama 08'

    August 17, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. Chuck Rush under the bus

    I bet money you see LIEberman with him in Florida if he goes.He needs him as an interpreter with the Jewish Community there.

    August 17, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Nature knows the best

    Nature has a way to prevent McCain.

    August 17, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. Denise

    Mccain visiting a VFW is a joke! is voting record shows he cares nothing about them

    August 17, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  9. Venus

    Great! Even the weather is against McSame!

    August 17, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  10. Charlotte

    This is a lot of air affecting this campaign. Both of the candidates are blow hards.

    August 17, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. Charlotte

    LOL....both candidates are blow hards.

    August 17, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. mello doug New Mexico

    Come on McCain where is your guts now?

    August 17, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  13. Chicago Red

    Ironically, McCain had his plans changed by Hurricane Dolly last month......Trouble is all around this lying War Monger

    August 17, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    One would imagine that CNN could use the word "ironically" correctly.

    August 17, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. Troy

    These storms are Bush's fault...get him out and the storms will stop.

    August 17, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  16. Sue/PA

    why not state the truth about McCains oil rig gig................

    OIL SPILL caused McCain not to go..........the Dolly was already gone by then..went through 2 days before..............

    how you MSM's blatently lie for McCain.................what a disservice to the public

    August 17, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  17. Captdeep6

    Barack Obama is a naturalized citizen of the United States. He cannot hold the Office of President. His father is not a US Citizen. His mother was too young when he was born to make the cut off for his being a legitimate US Citizen. He doesn't want you to know this. This needs to come to the attention of the ATTORNEY GENERAL. A THOROUGH BACK GROUND CHECK ON HIS MOTHER WILL PROVE THIS TO BE FACT.

    August 17, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. capo

    Even nature doesn't want this guy

    August 17, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  19. aware

    McCain's message came across loud and clear at the Rick Warren Saddleback Forum. Storms will not impede his momentum now! 🙂

    Christians believe that we are stewards of life. Taking the life of a baby at any stage of gestation does not meet the moral standard of good stewardship.

    These little ones in the womb or survivors of attempted abortions are certainly among "the least of these" spoken of in Matthew. Obama doesn't get it!

    McCain 08! He gets it!

    August 17, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  20. Gene

    I can't believe this is on a political ticker. This is a weather report!

    I'm sure we'll have dumb people making comments that either Obama or McCain is being punished by god and that's why this is happening.

    August 17, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. lila

    I have an honest question.

    If McCain is so sure that life starts at conception then how can McCain be pro-embryonic stem cell research? Which he is and said so last night.
    In McCain's very clearly stated opinion he said an embryo was human life. Embryonic stem cell research kills a live embryo. Why is the murder of life OK in a lab but not in a woman's body?

    August 17, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. mark

    Obama '08!!!!

    August 17, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  23. Ed

    It's a good thing McCain had to cancel the oil rig appearance. He's awful in photo ops.

    August 17, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  24. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Hmmmmm – wonder if McCain and the Republican folks ticked God off.. THOU SHALT NOT LIE MCWarmonger.

    August 17, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  25. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    Maybe it has to do with the preacher that wanted everyone to pray for rain on Obama's big speech night. And this is the backlash from the heavens on McCain!

    August 17, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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