August 31st, 2008
02:49 PM ET
10 years ago

McCain campaign, RNC holding 4 p.m. press conference

St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN) - The Republican National Committee and the McCain campaign will hold a 4 p.m. ET press conference to announce updated plans for the party's presidential convention, slated to start Monday.

Earlier Sunday, McCain said the convention would undergo significant changes.

Watch the press conference on CNN and

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. CC Reston VA

    Destiny is saying the republicans don't deserve to have a convention this year after spilling innocent blood. Over 2.1million have been killed since the Iraq and Afghanistan WAR. Go figure...

    August 31, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  2. WOW - Cedar Hill, TX

    during your press conference are you going to talk about Palin's "BABY"....

    Sara Palin should stoping lying about being pregrant...Look at the pic's on Daily Kos and also Google "Sara Palin" and you will find that Sara's Daughter had the baby not Sara.

    Sara tell the truth......

    August 31, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. alvino

    McCain seemed quite unsure of what the plans were for the convention. They did talk of fundraising, though. Not much leadership shown at the press conference.

    August 31, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  4. Doris,Memphis,TN

    No way, No how, No convention.

    August 31, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Charlotte, Who's the baby's mama!

    August 31, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. ran

    Go Obama/Biden. This is the ticket for getting our country back.

    People an easy pick this time around .

    Go for change/hope not fear/hate.

    August 31, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. Oxigen

    Can he compliment her without being sexist. Yes, she is young and good looking since it is Joe Biden who said it; it is sexism.
    When you talk about taking women seriously, the democrats take women more seriously than the republican. Since the 1980 the democrat been putting women on major political ticket. Geraldine Ferraro was a democrat VP running mate in the 1980. Tell me a mojor republican woman that hit that miles stone in the 1980; none, zero. Hillary Clinton was the front runner in this race for quite a while and she is a woman democrat. How can you talk about democrat think women is no brainer when they are the one who introduce them to hold these big political position. What you can say is that John McCain is using a woman to try to take some of the people that was fallowing Clinton by using a woman to do so since Hillary was a woman. McCain know how a lot of Hillary's suppotters feel about her been treated unfair and pick a woman VP to see if he can get their vote very manupilative.

    August 31, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  8. Just Curious

    While doing some research on Palin the Unknown, found a LOT of speculation about the fact that the baby may be a 'grand baby.' While lying to the public about covering up for an unwed teenager that found herself pregnant at age sixteen is one thing, but using the decision to bring to term a baby that you know will have DS as a major part of your platform is just wrong. I cannot prove anything, but the evidence is worth a look. Google palin +pregnant +daughter. Look for yourself before the pictures are completely removed. Lying to protect your family is a private matter. Using that lie to further your political aspirations has got to be morally wrong. Since she has not been formally vetted, it is hard to know what to believe, but the pictures I saw tell a convincing tale. Please, look for yourself. Think about how you think this will play out if it is true. Does her decision to have her baby with DS hold the same weight if he is really her grandson? What is she is a rouse and will drop out of the race within a few weeks once the scandal hits the airwaves. Believe. Don't Believe. Look for yourself.

    August 31, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  9. Pat Dunnells

    I would like to see a debate between Palen and Obama (Barracuda and Barack) and another with McCain and Biden! I can hear Obama stuttering now! I am THRILLED with Palen!

    August 31, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  10. Dori in AZ

    To Just Curious:

    Read in a major newspaper article that Palin went back to work when that handicapped baby was only 3 days old!

    Does that sound like a loving mother with great concern for her newborn Down Syndrome son?

    August 31, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  11. Iam4mycountry

    There are 2 scenarios here. If the baby is her daughter's she lied to cover it up. I understand the need to protect your child. But, this is why you vet your vp pick. If the child is her's then she showed very poor judgement after she discovered she was leaking. What if her water had broken while she was giving a speech. Most women would have gone to the hospital

    August 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
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