August 26th, 2008
09:53 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Convention catch-phrases debut

DENVER (CNN) - The line of the night so far: "That’s not a maverick. That’s a sidekick.’’

We will hear that line again.

"Four more months’’ is pretty good line, too. Bob Casey’s was the first speech to focus squarely on the Bush record.

soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Ryan

    John McCain has a proven record of going against his party or reaching across the aisle to get things done, whether it be his opposition to the war in Lebanon under Reagan, or the McCain-Feingold bill. What has Obama done to reach across the aisle?

    August 26, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  2. Matt B

    The ONLY catch phrase the democrats need to utter at the convention or in advertisements is "ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW THAN YOU WERE EIGHT YEARS AGO ???"

    For MOST Americans, the answer is probably a resounding "NO !"

    August 26, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  3. Chuck

    OK.. McCain is a sidekick.

    Does that make Biden "The Token White Guy?"

    August 26, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  4. Newly Independent Former Dem Writing in Hillary

    Mark Warner just said we need jobs....all in east or mid-east towns and cities.

    Don't you know....people on the east coast have NO CLUE there is anything west besides California!

    Proud Oregonian.......we take care of ourselves!

    August 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  5. Voter

    Not a good sign when the most the CNN reporter can find to point out is a catchy phrase. Twice.

    August 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  6. Josh

    And what did he focus upon? Do you even have the attention span to remember that? You say we're the ones that can't deal with more than simple catch-phrases. Is that us or all of you, who can't stop talking for long enough to listen to the full sentences, or (God forbid) paragraphs delivered by speakers?

    Or is it that you don't know how to type from the home-row, and have to hunt and peck for "four more months," and get tired of typing so hard?

    August 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  7. Josh

    But then, that's why you're the Senior Political Analyst, I suppose.

    August 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  8. vic nashville,Tn

    I am listing the speech

    Is he know what he is speaking

    He speaking like pastor not like politician

    I feel like I am inside the church

    Very few attacks

    there are lot to attack GOP

    August 26, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  9. Tbunny Upper Darby PA

    four more months....No more Bush/Cheney policies....

    August 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  10. j b

    Very Original, Too!

    August 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  11. barryc

    can i just add what a great job warner did this evening...he has my vote come 2012 2016

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  12. LT131

    I can't take 4 more months, much less 4 more years. Go Barack!

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  13. Dee N STL

    I loved it, time for the Bush clan to ride their horses back to Texas

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  14. TheLeftNut

    McCain'08
    Putin'12

    Guaranteed!

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  15. THE UNDERWRITER

    I agree on both. I heard them on NPR during a snack run to the gas station.

    That's what the Dems need to be doing.

    August 26, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  16. Monica

    Yawn. So far nothing riveting. I had to mute Warner which only made him more annoying. What's with the lousy speakers? No wonder they keep expecting Hillary to save the election.

    August 26, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  17. Marie

    I thought both of these lines were great!! Way to go Bob Casey!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08!

    August 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  18. chris nguyen

    vote mc caine so hillary can run in 2012

    August 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  19. John in Binghamton NY

    Ryan, that was true 8 years ago. This is not the same McCain that I supported in 2000. He is no longer a maverick at all. You are blind to call a guy that marches in lock step with the GOP 95% of time a maverick.

    Take this from a former republican turned independent. The GOP needs to punished for the last 8 years. McCain has morphed into Bush to win the hearts of the GOP.

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  20. Disappointed Democrat

    I know you democrats are going to be very disappointed in November when John McCain wins. I am not a McCain supporter but its pathetic to see how Hillary Clinton was treated and the nomination stolen from her. I will never vote for sleazy Obama because I don't like or trust him. So no matter what Hillary says I will not support him but I will still be 100% behind her.

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  21. Obama08

    Again...how would you know...you haven't been listening to these speeches...and Warner gave an Obama speech which seems to be beyond the CNN talking heasd who are stuck in the soundbites and red meat and divisiveness of the past!! That was what his speech was about..not sound bites...not attacks...just straight talk.

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  22. Jane

    I know you pundits really want to push the whole Hilary/Barack perceived family feud, but let me ask – So what do the Republicans have to brag abuot, they basically got stuck with Mccain by default out of a bunch of loser candidates. Just because the Democrasts were able to field a couple of strong candidates?

    no wonder they think Obama is a celebrity – it's called 'honest enthusisam' for your candidate, somethign they clearly don't recognize.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  23. Bamama in Atlanta

    McCaint is a sidekick and he is a puppet as well just like George Bush, being told what to do by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and the others at Fox and unfortunately at CNN too!

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  24. NotFallingInLine.org

    A "sidekick," eh? As catch-phrases go, it's about as catchy as "McSame," and just as empty.

    Please, nominate a real leader.

    We need Hillary Clinton.

    August 26, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  25. TheLeftNut

    McCain'08->Putin'12

    Change you can bereave in

    August 26, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
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