September 26th, 2008
09:59 PM ET
11 years ago

Schneider: McCain scores points on experience

CNN

Watch: Sen. McCain outlines differences between his plan for the presidency and Sen. Obama's plan.

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) - McCain, in talking about Afghanistan and Pakistan, is drawing on his vast experience for the first time in this debate, and it really sounds very convincing.

soundoff (137 Responses)
  1. End of Era

    No he didn't. He is showing is age - old war person.

    September 26, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  2. venus

    MCCain is always saying he's the BEsT... he is so boastful...

    September 26, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  3. Kate Fergus

    This experience is not enough to change the perception that he is a war monger. He is using the names and bracelets speech because he can't say anything of substance. Once Bin Laden is caught by the troops, then the war that the country started will be won!!!!!! The war in Iraq is not the real war. It was Bush's war and not the country's.

    September 26, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  4. Pamela

    Changing times not to me either; McCain just does not understand where America stands in today's world.

    September 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  5. jordan taylor

    To bad he doesn't have that kind of experience in economics

    September 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  6. Palin is foolish

    Length of time in a role doesn't mean that you have gained valuable experience. He is a 72 year old man that cannot move at the rate we need to handle the challenging times ahead of us. Vote on the issues!

    Obama/Biden 08!

    September 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  7. JIM...TX

    After 26 years being in Congress I'd like to think he has been places...so what. There's no new ideas coming out of his mouth.

    September 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  8. TL

    That is the result of age. Tired of his old stories and "talking points" give us something new

    September 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  9. texas voter

    I am waiting for I was a POW, usually that is every word out of his mouth. Come on John surely you will score points.

    September 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  10. Maurine

    I'm a bit surprised that there's less bickering than usual and McCain seems stronger than Obama. Obama seems on the defensive. I didn't expect this.

    September 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  11. Keith

    McCain is a warmonger. I really don't give a hoot about his experience. This is more the economy than anything. Obama can handle economic issues better than McCain.

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  12. oboeanon

    But that's all he talks about. He doesn't get to what he'll do as president. So much reminiscing about his past. What about the future? He really doesn't seem to have a solid plan.

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  13. mm

    They really do not like one another.

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  14. changing times

    Obama has been in government more than a week. Please, he's holding his own agains McCain and is in good form. Go Obama!

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  15. john ippolito

    big deal~ mccain has no business being president. you and all know it!

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    The USA's economy is going down the drain as they debate ,we are all scared about our life savings and all Senator McCain is worried about is coming out of Iraq only when we win!? In what year is he living??
    Let's talk about the economy!!

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  17. jonny

    Obama has made many brilliant statements, which CNN is ignoring.

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  18. katie

    Experience at what??? The only thing I'm convinced of is that McCain is not a good choice for the country. He will keep us at war as long as he possibly can.

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  19. Jenna Norton

    I've heard this somewhere before...2004?

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  20. The Patriot

    once again, we have picked 2 poor candidates. Once again, it will be the lesser of 2 evils...............

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  21. Linda31

    Why isn't he looking at Senator Obama???? Not once.

    September 26, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  22. Kurt

    I'm sorry but he sounds to much like President Bush!

    September 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  23. Jenn

    What I dont understand is that they are going around all of the questions and not definitly answering any of them. What a disappointment.

    September 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  24. Shilpi Chaudhry

    Mc Cain almost sounds like Bush's spokesperson, Nope not for me.

    September 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  25. Genie

    So what McCain scored points on being in the military. It is not OK for a father, mother, wife, children and family member mourn the senseless death of a soldier. So what about his experience, Bush was in the military also and he has goofed op on the war and so can McCain.

    September 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
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