September 16th, 2008
04:48 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain rips Obama over Streisand fundraiser

Barbara Streisand will be at Sen. Barack Obama's California fundraiser Tuesday night.
Barbara Streisand will be at Sen. Barack Obama's California fundraiser Tuesday night.

(CNN) – As he heads off to a high-dollar fundraiser featuring Barbra Streisand, Barack Obama is hoping the politically-active singer can help him capture the White House.

So is John McCain.

Speaking at a campaign event in the working-class Democratic stronghold of Youngstown, Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee said Obama “talks a tough game on the financial crisis, but the facts tell a different story.

“...He put Fannie Mae’s [former] CEO, who helped create this problem in charge, of finding his vice president. That’s not change - that’s what’s broken in Washington,” said McCain.

“Talk about siding with the people, siding with the people just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” he said. “Let me tell you my friends, theres no place I’d rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

Streisand, a staunch Democrat, is scheduled to perform at a $28,500 a head Obama fundraiser Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, California.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (257 Responses)
  1. Bayou Joe

    The hollywood crowd will not elect our next president. My country is not for sale to the liberal left. Semper Fi.

    September 16, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Doug in Seattle

    Issues! What about the issues John? Is this really all you guys have to talk about?

    September 16, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  3. GOBAMA!!

    Wow...McCain sounds bitter. Honestly...I don't think McCain lies...he just forgets the truth. Neither politician is a great choice...but Obama is better.

    September 16, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  4. McCryptKeeper/Cruella 08

    Poor McCain....he's got John Rich and Jon Voight though.... Voight's own daughter hates him

    September 16, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. Jen

    McLie is an idiot...

    September 16, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. Mark Wagner

    If this is the best McCain can do, well, I think Obama will do alright.

    September 16, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  7. OBAMA SUPPORTER IN IOWA

    Money wins elections. You've all admitted it. Go get as much as you can Obama and win this election!!!

    September 16, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  8. Chidi

    This is coming from the same schmuck who has his VP raising money from a wealthy CEO, who's been laying off workers in Ohio on the same day?

    McSame doesn't want to go there....

    September 16, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  9. Darryl

    John McCain is simply put an Old Fool. His own people does not believe he is qualify to be President. John McCain is just hating that She not singing to raise money for him..

    September 16, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  10. Eli

    Streisand should have stayed home this year considering how the top DEMS have done Hillary Clinton. I first thought I would just stay home but then came along Sarah Palin, the DEMS will wish they would have not done her wrong this year.

    September 16, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. Copperfield

    You know nothing about the working men and women McCain. Your wife wears dresses that, for their price, could redeem 10 familiers. Don't you dare stress your "working" roots...

    September 16, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  12. The Great One

    Oh really? How about a buddy of mine just returned from L.A. not too long ago and witnessed a high roller Mcaine fundraiser at some fancy hotel with exotic cars everywhere. Mcaine sickens me with his hypocritical approach.

    September 16, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  13. M.Serafin

    Dear McCain, dont your bush parties go that well ???

    September 16, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  14. john

    This on the same day McCain is expected at a $25,000 per head fundraiser himself?

    Hypocrite.

    September 16, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  15. Michael

    Same ole 2-step... A mile wide on slanders and slurs, but an eigth of an inch deep on the REAL Issues!

    September 16, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  16. Rich in Seattle

    Yawn, is this the best attack McCain can come up with? Wow, he must have backed off from lying, because he doesn't have anything important to get on Obama about.

    The same thinking that got us into this isn't going to get us out of it.

    America needs to vote smart. Learn from the past 8 years.

    September 16, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  17. Que Quedas

    Sounds like Mc Cain is jealous...........talk about celebrity I didn't hear Sara Palin was attending the fundraiser.......so what could he mean by celebrity.........she is the biggest celeb on the scene right now

    September 16, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  18. Retired Republican Iraqi Vet For Obama

    Sure John,I am sure you have NEVER had an expensive fundraising event held to raise money for one of your campaigns.
    Gimme a break!!!

    September 16, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  19. COUNTRY FIRST

    Streiasand and obama.............hasbeen and joke............they go well together.

    September 16, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  20. jn

    You're just jealous because Barbra would rather sing for Barack than you...Try to spin this one John. You have all your cronies donating to your campaign. You couldn't get anyone decent to sing for your cause...because you don't have one!!!!!!!!!!!!You have done so much spinning in this campaign, I'm waiting for green pea soup to come flying out of your mouth!

    September 16, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  21. Los

    Yeah well you gotta do what you gotta do when you're up against the deep coffers of the RNC, full of oil and lobbyist money.

    September 16, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  22. Laura

    Is this really news?!!! Come on cnn. You kinda of remind me of Fox news.

    September 16, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. mitchell

    obama didnt get 84 million dollars from taxpayers,john mccain. he's a celebrity because folks like him and his policies, and believe he can make a difference in the direction this country's going in. it beats the same old lies and dirty ,empty politics mccain slings around like horsepoo.

    September 16, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. NoMcSame No ReThuglicans

    Don't hate DONATE.

    September 16, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  25. Tejano

    The Demos are grasping at straws and trying to hold on to their left wing consituency, while McCain and Palin are kicking their butts all over the place.

    Go Barracuda...We love ya. Tell it like it is... Our country is not for sale.

    September 16, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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