August 21st, 2008
03:00 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain camp says Obama's still 'The One'

The McCain camp released “The One: Road to Denver” Web video Friday.
The McCain camp released “The One: Road to Denver” Web video Friday.

(CNN) - The One has returned.

John McCain's campaign released a sequel to its Web video about presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama that used footage of Charlton Heston as Moses parting the Red Sea, images of light streaming from the heavens, and a gospel choir to paint Obama as an arrogant politician who bought into near-messianic hype over his candidacy.

They're all back "by popular demand," according to McCain spokesman Brian Rogers - along with new footage of Obama bodysurfing on his recent Hawaiian vacation - in the latest release.

On a day when coverage of the presumptive Republican nominee has been dominated by his inability to immediately recall how many homes he owns, his campaign is hoping that "The One" can save the news cycle.

Earlier: 'They will call him The One,' says McCain Web ad

In 'The One: Road to Denver,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quoted calling Obama "a leader that God has blessed us with at this time," and a recording of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine - a top Democratic VP prospect - is played in which he expresses relief that Obama's call for a cease-fire in Georgia has been heeded.

"His hand guides the world," says the announcer.

"...In Denver, you will see the light," the announcer says later. "He may be 'The One,' but is he ready to lead? No."


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soundoff (351 Responses)
  1. FL4Obama

    Obama should rebut McCain direct and clean for this blasphemous nonsense by exposing how disresrespectful McCain is being to people of faith. It would further contrast Obama's values as a man of religious decency. Obama '08

    August 21, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Shannon, MD

    McCain's just jealous that he's not the ONE. LOL

    In my opinion McCain will never be the one, unless we're looking for a doddering old fool charging up the hill with no one behind him.

    Obama 08

    August 21, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  3. Lisa

    Yeah he's definitely "The One", The one who will lose to Mccain if Hillary's not on the ticket!!!

    August 21, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  4. Hank

    Wrinkled old gray haired man still yelling at clouds.

    August 21, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  5. NObama 2008

    Actually, Obama stuck his foot in his mouth criticizing McCain and McCain came back strongly saying Obama surely didn't want to get into a bttle over who was closer to those bitter americans who cling to religion and guns.

    Obama is losing it big time and is looking like a whiny, pouty little child.

    August 21, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  6. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Why this time???
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    The GOP political hacks responsible for this are going to burn in Hell. I have never seen such blasphemy from anyone. How any American and how any Christian could vote for McCain after the jokes the GOP have made about Christianity and the Bible is beyond me. This man McCain and his handlers are a blot on the Christian faith and should be welcomed in Hell by Satan himself.

    August 21, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  7. Noah, OR

    Okay, yellow teeth man shouts at the moon, and says we need more wars. Is he the one? Hell no.

    August 21, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  8. Obeserving...

    This interesting, it's a sign that Obama attacking McCain on the issues, is working.

    August 21, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  9. DeanG

    If McCain wins on the strength of crap like this, I'm moving to Europe.

    August 21, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. Cecil

    McRichie Rich Wants To Be President, But Doesn't Even Know How Many Homes He Owns. One Word "Pathetic".

    Talking About Being Out Of Touch. What A Fraud.
    No Way 08

    August 21, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  11. just thinking

    Didnt George Bush beat McCain 8 years ago? If Georgie was the better candidate then, what has McCain done to improve himself.

    McCain was not ready to lead 8 years ago, and is still not ready to lead now.

    People better wake up and think.
    vote for Bush = mistake
    vote for McCain = stupid.

    August 21, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  12. eleanor owen

    McCain is very dangerous for our Country. You better believe Obama
    is the one and he is ready to lead. I trust his judgment. I mistrust
    McCain. He can't tell the truth, he is old and at best senile and he is
    part of the Bush regime.
    Wake up America! The majority says they do not approve of Bush,
    they do not like the way in which the country is going, yet the polls say
    almost half would vote for McCain? who offers the same and worse.
    What are these people thinking?

    August 21, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  13. I'm Wishing On A Star...

    President Obama gave former Senator John McCain a phone call to wish him well on his 78th birthday. News at 11:00.

    August 21, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  14. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Wonder how many I can collect???
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Why this time???
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    The GOP political hacks responsible for this are going to burn in Hell. I have never seen such blasphemy from anyone. How any American and how any Christian could vote for McCain after the jokes the GOP have made about Christianity and the Bible is beyond me. This man McCain and his handlers are a blot on the Christian faith and should be welcomed in Hell by Satan himself.

    August 21, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  15. Orlando

    Yes, he is the one that is going to KDA.

    August 21, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  16. Rich in Seattle

    That's funny, because when I think of McCain I think of him as being "Number Two".

    August 21, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  17. Debra Austin, Texas

    I think McCain has dementia and Schmidt has limited impact. He's surely no Karl Rove.

    August 21, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  18. Sharon

    You've GOT to be kidding me?! Who would want this old LAME old fart for president when he can even manage to get a good smear ad going. COME ON!!!

    Obama '08- HURRY UP ALREADY!

    August 21, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  19. We're Still Having Fun & He's Still The One

    Still the one.....

    Obama 08

    August 21, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  20. ek

    This ad does not even make sense? Why doen't McCain focus on the issues? Oh that's right , because he is a war mongering old fool!

    August 21, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  21. One Chance America

    McLame is so jealous. Yes, Barack is still the right ONE for this country. I wish I could say the same for McCain, but I can't. He's the right one to start a war, and keep this country's economy in the toilet.

    Obama 08, Yes– he is the one.

    August 21, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  22. Max

    McCain has an annoying habit of taking a ho-hum joke and repeating it until someone spares him a chuckle. This ad was stupid the first time, and it's even stupider now.

    August 21, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  23. rkoloski

    I want to see one with McCain superimposed over Marlin Brando's character in "Apocalypse Now"...

    He's the Surge'in General...
    In his world, the war never stopped...

    Then, in response to the inevitable rage, a simple, "just kidding – gotta keep your sense of humor."

    August 21, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  24. Another grumpy old white woman for Obama

    Anybody left out there who believes this crap must have been hiding under a rock for the last 4 months. If they believe it, it is because they want to (and would not have voted for Obama anyway ) OR they have as much intelligence as a soda cracker. They have to show it on TV because they are appealing to those who can't read.

    August 21, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  25. Lucieann

    I guess desperation has set in with John McCain....Obama is the "One", and McCain is the "Not!"

    August 21, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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