August 28th, 2008
09:43 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain camp won't reveal VP tonight

(CNN) - John McCain’s presidential campaign has decided not to reveal the name of his running mate until Friday, a senior McCain source tells CNN.

McCain will appear in Ohio tomorrow with his vice presidential pick.

“This is Barack Obama’s night,” said the source.


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. Independent in NC

    Good for him for allowing us to enjoy this night. I agree with Maria, this is historic, and we should all be celebrating how far this country has come, regardless of who you plan to vote for.

    August 28, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  2. Griff

    You may not have the Sex-Appeal!~ John.. But you can Appeal to the Women, for the Next Presedent for Real!!!

    August 28, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  3. Annette, Washington, DC

    I guess not, with Obama/Biden, he doesn't know who to choose.

    August 28, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  4. ricardo williams

    Yeah McCain. It won't work. We don't care. You and George Bush are the same. If you were different your ads would have shown the difference, but instead all you do is attabk Obama, Show how your term will be different from George Bush and stop the dirty politics of old. And by the way Obama made his VP pick into a reality show. Please don't imitate him?

    Obiden 08

    August 28, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  5. Geri

    You Obama supporters have to get over your nastiness. Its like a sickness with you people. Did you all learn this from Michelle.

    August 28, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  6. Willy

    Not tonight. Nothing exciting was happening but a old Motown Show in Denver.

    August 28, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. Christian, Tampa FL

    I may be fighting my hardest on my university campus to defeat McCain, but today, I say God bless him and I offer my sincere thanks for his congratulatory ad and his decision not to announce his VP pick. Thank you Senator McCain and I look forward to a spirited campaign.

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 28, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  8. Ken

    Who cares ? This man does not have a Chance anyway. Not one original idea. His "My friends" that he starts every sentence with is from Ronald Regan. The "Celebrity" Ronald Regan. Same OLD politics of the PAST. Which he represents SO WELL ! He will take his place in History as the man who ran for the Presidency (How many times?). Barak Obama will take his place in History as the Next President of The United States Of America.

    August 28, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  9. Michael, Port Hueneme

    If you cheat on your wife who waited for you while you were in the Hanoi Hilton does that make you a gentleman? If you leave here because she was in a horrible accident and doesn't look the same physically does that make you a gentleman? If you marry a woman with whom you are having an adulterous affair with does that make you a gentleman? Where does the famous "Republican Values" come into play here? Just curious.

    August 28, 2008 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  10. Kevin,FL

    I laugh when people say Obama-Biden 2012/16 What will you guys do when that ticket lose?

    August 29, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  11. Former Hillary Supporter

    Please, pick Sarah Palin McCain 08!

    August 29, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  12. al/Alabama

    McCain should be McGone

    August 29, 2008 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  13. Brad

    The only really intelligent man that has thrown his hat in for president is Romney. Those of you that have been doing your own "vetting" would shocked at this guy's background in economics and administrative genius.....

    August 29, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  14. Olivia

    To Hillary Supporters:

    I was a Hillary supporter (and still love the woman to death). But now's the time to switch gears and vote Obama. I hate hearing staunch Clinton supporters ranting about how they won't vote or will even vote for McCain.
    Just remember: If you vote for McCain-you will be voting AGAINST the very policies that Hillary supports. That means you only supported Hillary because of her person, which is no reason at all to support someone.

    Also: A VOTE FOR MCCAIN IS A VOTE AGAINST WOMEN.

    August 29, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  15. cph9680

    What is this, the millionth post on here about George Bush the third announcing his VP selecton on Friday?
    They're still gonna lose, so he could wait till the second Tuesday of November and it wouldn't mean jack

    August 29, 2008 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  16. Mary

    Ho no , not again he forget allready who he picks

    August 29, 2008 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  17. annie

    At least McCain knows how many states are in the country he is trying to represent (congratulations to Obama who claimed to have been to 57 states with a few more to go, you've found the lost states!) and McCain is not afraid to say he stands by America unlike Obama who refuses to put his hand on his heart during the national anthem because he doesn't want to take sides in international affairs and possibly offend other nations! Political views aside I can't vote for someone who says he doesn't want to take sides with America, the country he is trying to lead!!!

    August 29, 2008 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  18. Scorpio

    Whoever his VP willbe , they can't defeat Obama

    August 29, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  19. annie

    At least McCain knows how many states are in the country he is trying to represent (congratulations to Obama who claimed to have been to 57 states with a few more to go, you've found the lost states!) and McCain is not afraid to say he stands by America unlike Obama who refuses to put his hand on his heart during the national anthem because he doesn't want to take sides in international affairs and possibly offend other nations! Political views aside I can't vote for someone who says he doesn't want to take sides with America, the country he is trying to lead!!!

    August 29, 2008 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  20. Erik

    The first decent thing I've heard from McCain this campaign.

    August 29, 2008 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  21. LINDA

    Who care,s who McShame pick,s Obama rocked it out tonight and him & Biden will knock there sock,s off.

    August 29, 2008 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
  22. Hope LV,NV

    this is so high school.

    August 29, 2008 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  23. Obama 08/12

    Gee who could care about his choice for vp /he was going back and forth he knew /he never knew tryis to get focus off Obama but the funny part was/ and is who cares and who was watching McWar ?
    This VP person must just want to see their name on vp list as McWar isn't going anywhere unless its back to Arizona or to one of his "13" houses and "13" tables .
    Mark my word /I never said read my lips I recall hearing that Republican lie.

    August 29, 2008 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  24. Daryl in Seattle

    Yeah, cause to reveal he or she tonight would by like urinating in the wind. Nothing McCain says tonight can overshadow what the DNC just did on national television.

    August 29, 2008 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
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