September 26th, 2008
10:39 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: McCain taking risk

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) - McCain is hanging a lot of his argument on Iraq. It's a very risky thing for him to do.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. LT

    Please...........McCain is in trouble. Hehehe Ha Ha....I can't wait for Oct. 2nd.........when he might as well throw in the towel.

    September 26, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  2. Les

    McCain seems to understand how to be a soldier but he doesn't seem to understand how to command. Obama is completely right about the Russia/Georgia situation. McCain is using old boy tactics. Now he's talking about being big grand daddy to the vets. That doesn't help to prevent war. McCain sounds like he'd rather start war to act like a hero than to prevent war in the first place. President Obama is the face of America in 2008

    September 26, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  3. raj

    Iraq, Iraq, Iraq,,,i think,,,,,, Iraq will bankrupt U.S

    September 26, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  4. Diana NJ

    What; is the risk, when the media gives him credit for getting captured 40 years ago...

    September 26, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  5. Shelly

    He also takes a risk by being so openly bothered by Obama. Not very presidential. I felt Obama acknowledged McCain's achievements and agreed with him on some things. It appeared as though McCain couldn't be gracious enough to do the same. His face said a lot.

    September 26, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  6. Bev H.

    CNN – You're missing the FUNNIEST part of the whole debate. McCain's opening was to announce that Senator Kennedy was in the hospital......like he's some sort of bi-partisan personal friend. You all had already announced that Kennedy was released earlier in the day. WHATEVER, John-Boy!

    September 26, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  7. KenB, MI

    too much risk...that lack of understanding on main street

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  8. RS-Texas

    seems as if mc cain is desparately trying to get obama to take responsibility for the actions and subsequent results of the Bush/republican party

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  9. EX -Democrat now for McCain

    Mr. McCain was excellent!! Obama came off as weak!! Obama did not even know his running mate's name at times. Obama try to imply that he was not the one in control of Congress for the past two years??

    Were for McCain !!!!

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  10. Petra, independent from PA

    He sounded very condescending!!! Obama was anything but naive.

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  11. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    .......UM...COZ HE'S BUSH PART III ?

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  12. Andrea

    McCain got under Obama's skin and Obama didn't counterpunch. McCain has already taken the risk on Iraq standing up to Bush against Rumsfield.

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  13. Tiff of lithia springs

    It is. Most of America wants to get out of IRAQ and keep our 10 billion dollars a month at home and fix things here.

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  14. Danny

    Where was Sen. McCain's American flag pin?

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  15. SANDRA CARTER

    BARACK OBAMA MOP THE FLOOR WITH MCSAME STUPIDITY!!!!

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  16. judith

    obama is not only presidential, he is the consummate gentleman!! kudos to he and michelle for stepping over to shake hands.

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  17. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    OH WAIT....

    COZ ALL HE KNOWS IS WAR?????

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  18. Rich

    Obama blew McCain out of the water. He has a structured plan to lead our country to success.

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  19. Marlon

    Once again (regarding the whole debate), I remember why these debates are so mind-numbingly boring. It was billed as this huge event, but both candidates were pretty much themselves, pretty average, and I came out of it thinking, "that was it? What just happened?"

    September 26, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  20. Kaiden

    I'm nearly certain McCain is in the beginning stage of Alzheimer's . . . very scary thought. Just think, we could end up with the wacked bimbo for a President if we are stupid or naive enough to vote Republican. Come on folks... wake up! Haven't the Republican Presidents done enough damage to our once great country?

    September 26, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  21. FL Rep for Obama

    Very risky...but what else can he stand on? If he's elected, let's hope his heart holds out, or welcome President Palin (God help us all)!!

    September 26, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  22. MarioB. from Berlin for OBAMA/BIDEN

    I think it was a tie or slight win for OBAMA, if you recognize, how much of an expert McCain is and how bad he did trough out that debate...

    September 26, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  23. changing times

    Choosing McCain as a president is America taking a risk. knowledgeable about war, I'll give him that, but that's all he really seems to care about. Oh an earmarks.

    September 26, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  24. Aric

    McCain is doing what he does best, telling stories and talking about Iraq....

    September 26, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
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