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. David

    John McCain's envy is very distasteful.

    August 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. ber6964

    Silly Season has now officially started.

    August 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Griff

    Obama maybe the "One"? But John is the "Man"... We fight, and we fight to get Security on the Web! Another 'One' more Virus in the system isa little too much

    August 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Puzzled

    Observing......I don't think you understand what he meant when he made that statement. If you did, you wouldn't be putting it on every blog on this site.

    August 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Annoy the media, Say NO to Obama

    Hey Obama folks...

    Just from listening and reading all the recent derogatory comments directed at McCain by Obama, his staff and all you bloggers... one can only draw one conclusion... You guys are running scared... you're actually afraid of this slow, angry non-internet savy, old man.

    Guess what America, John McCain might actually pull it off!

    August 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  6. Sal

    man do i hate these distractive Republican tactics. "don't look at the issues America, look over here, someone's body surfing"

    right wing TOOLS

    August 21, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. AdamW

    Ummm....Republicans are so funny. Here they have a candidate that has more money than most, is truly an elitist from a wealthy family that has had his daddy pave the way for him just like our current president, has cheated on his wife, and married into money and can't even tell how many houses he owns.

    Ummmmm...and he wants us to believe Obama is an elitist because he surfs or whatever? One...it doesn't cost anything to surf except a surfboard and he is from Hawaii...who doesn't surf?

    Come on McCain! How about you lead by example!

    August 21, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. Cricket

    This is coming from someone who professes to be a Christian?? I never knew Christians used blasphemy!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    Pat, SC

    August 21, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. Deb, Allentown, PA

    Cmon CNN...

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Can you spell desperate?

    Hint….it's P O W

    The reason John McCain doesn't know how many houses he has? " he lived in one house for 5 1/2 years – in prison".

    August 21, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. Cecil

    McCain And His Supporters Are Proud Of This Waste.
    You Can Have Him!

    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.

    How Many Fingers Do You Have McClown!

    August 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Oh Boy!!!???

    More "Left Behind" BS....

    Hey, If the Antichrist has a good economic plan, bring on the fire.

    As those books go, don't all of the "believers" just disappear from the face of the planet?

    COOL!

    August 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. Wyoming Iraq Marine

    What about that 9 Trillion debt, anyone? Maybe Obama can shine the light on how many houses you own. Can someone who does not know how many houses they have be ready to lead?

    August 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Truth

    Unbelievable, McCain continues to think sacrilegious mockery in his advertising is acceptable discourse for the candidacy of president. Many Christians find this offensive and disrespectful to their religion.

    August 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  14. Broad street buddy

    Hes is the ONE!! . . . that is going to win by a landslide!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. Hillary supporter for McCain

    I wonder if marxist, militant Michelle Obama knows how many guns she owns. Perhaps they can compare to how many houses McCain has.

    August 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. TM

    These ads remind me of the trailers for B-grade summer movies. Perhaps they could add in some BAM!, ZING!, and KA-POWEE!!! to spice up the next one. A car chase and a couple of explosions would be cool, too.

    Americans are facing a lot of problems right now. Intelligent voters deserve a focus on the issues. This is ridiculous.

    August 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. linda from South Dakota

    i see mccain is still playin his games,,,, he just doesnt get it ,,,, retire mccain,,,, this isnt a childs game,,, geezzz,,, liar liar pants on fire ,,lol

    August 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. Lou

    What? McCain can't come up with some NEW snarky malarkey?

    August 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  19. Mark from El Paso

    Tacky. Low road.

    August 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  20. anonmouys

    mccain own eight houses

    August 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. 4Obama2

    JC you're obviously not religous or intelligent so I guess the add is perfect for you!

    August 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. gp

    Old man McSame still can't grasp OBAMA IS OUR MAN . To bad old man you will need to keep your prison stories for your grand children ( if you even are in touch with trhem or they are part of your amoral stand in world) we have heard them. And gess what we can't have enough of Obama- his wisdom and integrity are what we are looking for this trime around.

    August 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. Steve

    I guess you gotta talk about something when the issues aren't on your side.

    August 21, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  24. P to the H

    Talk about setting the bar low. It's insulting to think that this is how the McCain campaign thinks they can win over "ordinary Americans"

    August 21, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  25. Veterans for Obama and Ex-Republicans for Obama!

    HAHA!!! You may have 7 homes McCain...but you will not get the 8th (white) house! Obama all the way! We know your voting record about Veterans issues. We know how you and your wife lie about everything. Well here is some truth to you...your NOT going to win in November. America will win with a great leader!

    Obama 08/12

    August 21, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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