September 4th, 2008
11:51 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama campaign response to McCain's speech

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton released the following statement in response to McCain's speech:

“Tonight, John McCain said that his party was elected to change Washington, but that they let Washington change them. He’s right. He admonished the ‘old, do-nothing crowd’ in Washington, but ignored the fact that he’s been part of that crowd for twenty-six years, opposing solutions on health care, energy, and education. He talked about bipartisanship, but didn’t mention that he’s been a Bush partisan 90% of the time, that he’s run a Karl Rove campaign, and that he wants to continue this President’s disastrous economic and foreign policies for another four years. With John McCain, it’s more of the same.

“That’s not the change Americans need. Barack Obama has taken on the special interests and the lobbyists in Illinois and in Washington, and he’s won. As President, he’ll cut taxes for 95% of all working families, provide affordable health care to every American, end the tax breaks for companies that ship our jobs overseas, and eliminate the oil we import from the Middle East in ten years,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (189 Responses)
  1. Doris, Memphis,TN

    Cindy McCain paid $300,000 for one outfit. Most Americans house
    doesn't cost this much. Michelle Obama, the wife of the elitist,
    paid $148.00 for a dress to wear on "The VIEW". What hypocrisy!

    September 5, 2008 04:24 am at 4:24 am |
  2. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    Obama=Biden=European Socialism/Welfare State.

    September 5, 2008 04:28 am at 4:28 am |
  3. Dr G

    What a compliment to Obama's campaign to see it attempted all over again with the DULL RNC convention including that so-called speech. Obama, here comes my money AND my time!!!

    Obama/biden

    September 5, 2008 04:35 am at 4:35 am |
  4. 911wille

    Funny how the "response" to the speech was obviously written before the speech was given.

    How disingenuous

    Same old half truth attacks.

    Barack better get on the phone with Elim Jones to figure out a new strategy because mindlessly chanting "yes we can" isn't cutting it anymore.

    September 5, 2008 04:36 am at 4:36 am |
  5. doncinvegas

    I don,t know what to think, one thing I know is this is no slam dunk, I admire the reps for imaginination when they knew death was imminent.....too bad Barrack could'nt take the girl......

    September 5, 2008 04:37 am at 4:37 am |
  6. SAN

    Hey McCane-
    if you don't like war-END IT!

    September 5, 2008 04:38 am at 4:38 am |
  7. Fred

    If anything were left for McCain to hang on to, that woman has snapped it with her big mouth without tooths.

    September 5, 2008 04:48 am at 4:48 am |
  8. ED

    Who in their right mind (key word mind) would admit they are still voting republican after the biggest debacle in our nations history.( george bush)

    September 5, 2008 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
  9. sabrina01

    ITS AMAZING HOW THE REPBULICANS ALWAYS SAID THEY WANT CUT TAXES THEN WHEN THEY ARE SELECTED......OH i HAD TO DO IT..PLEASE WHAT PRESIDENT DIDN'T RAISE SOME TAXES ...U CAN'T REBUILT OR MAKE CHANGE WITHOUT GIVING........AND OBAMA ALWAYS SAYS NICE THINGS ABOUT MCCAIN BEFORE GIVING HIS SPEECH SO DON'T GO THERE.............MC CAIN TURN DOWN HIS SPEECH AFTER HE SAW HOW MUCH MONEY OBAMA RAISED FROM HIS VP SPEECH......PLUS WHY ALL THE RIOTS AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION 300 PEOPLE WENT TO JAIL A DAY........A LOT OF AMERICANS DON'T AGREE WITH MC CAIN HE'S THE SAME YOU SPEECH SOUNDS SWEET.....BUT WE KNOW YOUR HISTORY

    September 5, 2008 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
  10. sabrina01

    THANK YOU HILLARY .............I FELT TO SLEEP ON THE MC CAIN SPEECH THE ONLY EXCITEMENT WAS THE PROTESTERS IN THE AUDIENCE......

    September 5, 2008 04:52 am at 4:52 am |
  11. SGS

    How much was Cindy's suit tonight? Her other outfit was estimated at $300,000 by Vanity Fair. WHO'S ELITIST?

    September 5, 2008 04:52 am at 4:52 am |
  12. Odj4real

    Once again McCain goofed. He succeeded in showing the world how EMPTY he is on the inside. The Grandfather is out of ideas and the best he could do was to brandish his sacrifice and patriotism. America's got a million and one people on the streets, in Iraq, Afganistan and elsewhere around the world who are far more patriotic and sacrificial than Grand paap. America is simply looking for somebody with fresh ideas to fix the mess McCain/Bush made of America in the last 8 years.

    September 5, 2008 05:01 am at 5:01 am |
  13. Reed of GA.

    I think this compaign race will be the greatest in history because it has two people who are new on the the scene. Palin is new and the hope for McCain and the Republicans. That is all good, but it is the top of the ticket people vote for. That leads to Obama, he is the top of the ticket and the excitment is about him unlike that for McCain. I think McCain is a good man but not the man for the job as President. Obama can excite the country like kennedy did in the 60's to ask them what they can do for their country not what the country can do for you. I think that is the spirit obama will bring back to this country. I think we all should really think about that and elect Barrack Obama as the next President of the United States. May God bless America.

    September 5, 2008 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  14. Jim

    The Republican record speaks for itself. Higher unemployment, lower average family income, more jobs shipped overseas, more suppression of civil rights and more attempted suppression of government oversight. If McCain had a plan for effective change, it did not come out in his speech last night. The address sounded like another tired page for the Republican playbook. We need to elect Obama and ensure that he has the necessary working margin in Congress to implement his policies.

    September 5, 2008 05:34 am at 5:34 am |
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