September 15th, 2008
05:53 AM ET
6 years ago

Cindy McCain: Tough interviewers 'picked our bones clean'

Cindy McCain criticized media coverage of the campaign.
Cindy McCain criticized media coverage of the campaign.

(CNN) –Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, criticized the media at a weekend fundraiser, telling supporters that the hosts of The View “picked our bones clean.”

"In spite of what you see …in the newspapers, and on shows like The View - I don't know if any of you saw The View yesterday, they picked our bones clean - in spite of what you see, that's not what the American people are saying and what they are believing," said McCain, in a recording obtained by ABC News. "They are now seeing a clear difference with these candidates, and they are seeing who is going to make the best president, and that's why we're pulling ahead."

Earlier: CNN's Bill Schneider on Cindy McCain's tough tone at the GOP convention

John McCain had a tough exchange with the hosts of The View during a recent appearance, during which he was pressed on the credentials of running mate Sarah Palin, claims in his campaign ads that co-host Joy Behar called “lies,” and how many houses he and his wife own.

Watch John McCain get grilled on The View


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soundoff (270 Responses)
  1. Ron

    Note to the McCains: Run an honest campaign and you wont have these sort of problems. Some of your husbands most loyal supporters are coming out and saying John McCain is running a bad campaign. Others are saying his policies are not good for this country.

    September 15, 2008 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  2. Anne

    YES....Just WHEN IS CNN GONNA COVER THE ANTIPALIN RALLY IN ALASKA!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD QUESTION>>NOW LETS HAVE A GOOD ANSWER!!!!!!!

    September 15, 2008 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  3. roe v wade

    HE SAID iT! I WISH IT WAS OVER TURN ROE V WADE! AND LET THE STATES DEAL WITH IT. OMG! I DO NOT WANT ANYBODY TELLING ME WHAT TO DO WITH MY BODY!!! MCCAIN MUST OF LOSS HIS MINE! WOMEN WAKE UP! I LOVE MY RIGHTS WHAT ABOUT YOU?

    September 15, 2008 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  4. Susan

    Cnn is blocking again becuse they don't like being critcized for giving McCain frees advertising. As far as Cindy McCains comments, does che want some cheese with that whine? The questions were fair and accurate, it was McCain who could not answer them other than to continually repeat his lies!

    September 15, 2008 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  5. sharilyn rider

    It is about time the American people wake up to the reality of the McCains. When a candidates wife wears clothes and jewelry one time that equals (in dollars) to more than working people earn in one year something is wrong! Why should we support them? Their ideas are to give more to the wealthy and take away from the working people. The Republicans have always claimed to be the the party of morals. Where is the morality in that. Vote Obama!

    September 15, 2008 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  6. Doyle - MI

    Must be some meat left on the bones since McCain didn't answer all the questions.

    September 15, 2008 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  7. WTV

    Cindy Darling – your guy is not ahead. Despite the lying ads, the Palin magic trick, and the Rove Machine – YOU ARE NOT AHEAD.

    Statistical dead heat – after the debates – it's over. Just don't rig this election Republicans. Watch the voting machines (Diebold and Premier). Check your vote receipt.

    AMERICA is smarter than Karl Rove, and MUCH smarter than you and McCain (well, most Americans).

    Give into Hope – not Hate.

    September 15, 2008 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  8. Robert

    You know Cindy my parents always told me this, "If you tell the TRUTH, then there is nothing to remember." But as long as your husband, Palin, and You, continue down this path of lies, then you better keep a ledger of all the lies so you can go back to remember.

    September 15, 2008 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  9. From Hillary to Obama - Go OBAMA!!!!

    It would have really gotten tough if the ladies would have asked Mccain about how he did his prior wife after coming back as POW. The Mccains now see how it feels to answer tough questions. If they lost a job, home, or had to pick to pay for food or gas, they would be more in touch with the american people!

    September 15, 2008 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  10. Anna

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BARACK OBAMA AND SARAH PALIN WHEN IT COMES TO CHANGE:

    ONE TALKS ABOUT IT.

    ONE HAS BUILT A VERY SHORT CAREER DOING IT.

    Obama talks about reform, but his career does NOTHING to back up his promise that he will.

    Sarah Palin ROCKS, and Joy Behar knows it.

    September 15, 2008 06:58 am at 6:58 am |
  11. You Can Run But You Can Not Hide!

    Come on "bryan San Ramon" you are no "Hilary democrat", you're nothing but a paid GOP intruder and lying true your theet like you leaders McCain, palin, and co!
    Where is intergrity? Where is honor? Where is country first?
    How can McCain justfy his fabrication of facts and hideious lies about Obama with "if he had joined me to townhall meetings, it would have been different.." For heaven sake that man has never been truthful about anything, lied about his age (to Cindy), lied and disrespectful to his first wife, lied about his time in Vietnam, and numerous lies like standing on the dangerious street of Bahgdad and telling the TV audience that it was so safe that anyone could walk around with out security ... Guess what he had about 100 marines guarding him and helicopters! When exposed, he said "I misspoke" McCain is a habitual liar! We want a leader that is trust worthy because, Bush's lies is costing Americans 300 million dollars each day, 400 billion dollars for interest on monies borrowed from China, Saudi Arabia, Japan etc! McCain has lied on almost everything regard his VP choice! The entire world's economy is at the brink of something tragic! Enough is Enough and we do not want another 4 more years of George Bush, it is time to give Obama and his team who are the true change agents chance to start the healing process!

    September 15, 2008 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  12. andy rodriguez

    As much as I love pres. Regan, towards the of his admin., he was losing it and Mrs. Regan was running the show. Mrs. Mc.. is already doing this for the senator. She everywhere with him and speaking for him. He lost his mind and American are lossing their if they vote for that ticket. This is the time to make change. OB/JOE!!

    September 15, 2008 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  13. Ken in Western NY

    I didn't think the ladies on The View asked tough questions. It appeared a bit awkward for the McCain's when asked about their houses they own, but that's about it. I just think that they are not in touch with America, as most politicians in Washington aren't. Ask them when the last time they actually pumped gas into their car.

    September 15, 2008 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  14. Joe

    How dare The View ask McCain Real questions. CNN FOX NBC ANC CBS and all of the news outlets should be ashamed of themselves. It took The View to make the Republicans lose their cool because they were called out on their lies!!!!!!!

    September 15, 2008 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  15. Brian Thompson

    To Bryan San Ramon:

    Have you ever read the Constitution of the United State of America? Because if you have you would realize exactly what Woopie was referring to.

    Please everyone, KNOW YOUR FACTS, GET INFORMED! Don't be led like a blind animal, truth, truth and more truth.

    September 15, 2008 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  16. flabergasted

    the republicans want us to buy into this scheme hook line and sinker as they say....i guess that's not sexist. but they also are trying to sell us a pig in a poke....now maybe that's not politically correct....but it's just an old saying which i think is truly appropos. i hope these people that are tripping over themselves to say how great palin is will at least do a serious study of her record rather than go strictly by what mccain wants us to know. the fact that she's shielded from the media should be the biggest red flag ever. her one interview so far was certainly less than stellar. i think it clearly shows she has absolutely no grasp of foreign policy other than she knows that russia is real close. come on...we need more than that. at least the people with half a brain will conclude we need more than that.

    September 15, 2008 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  17. maria

    The woman on "the view" except Elizabeth are all liberals just like most of the watchers of CNN hence all the negative comments.

    September 15, 2008 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  18. Michigan Voter

    It's called 'political campaigning', lady. Get used to it.

    If you can't take it, you shouldn't be in politics.

    September 15, 2008 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  19. fstas40@hotmail.com

    Someone at CNN has been removing my pro-Republican posts on multiple topics! This is against my Freedom of Speech! Do not beleive that these Obama/Democrat rants are legitimate! You have lost me as a contributer on these one-sided blogs!

    September 15, 2008 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  20. Brian

    They treated Michelle Obama with kid gloves. Where is she anyway, talk about a disappearing act.

    September 15, 2008 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  21. "And I can see Russia from my house"

    It's about time someone asked some questions.

    Sarah, Come out, Come out wherever you are! Where were pictures of the anti Sarah rallies in Alaska?

    People wake up. America is at stake.

    Obama/Biden

    September 15, 2008 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  22. Joe

    Why no coverage of Michelle Obama's thesis on how it's up to her to make sure that Black people get taken care of first?

    September 15, 2008 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  23. Enlightened Voter

    Pissed that I didn't watch it however what ever they said, it wasn't enough. Your husband and palin are two pathological liars.

    September 15, 2008 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  24. Joe

    When is CNN going to report on Barack Obama's questionable relationship with Oprah?

    September 15, 2008 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  25. Lisa

    whiner whiner...

    September 15, 2008 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
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