October 7th, 2008
11:29 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama campaign highlights 'that one'

McCain’s comment drew an immediate reaction from Obama’s campaign.
McCain’s comment drew an immediate reaction from Obama’s campaign.

(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign immediately highlighted a singular moment in Tuesday's presidential debate when John McCain sought to criticize Barack Obama for supporting the 2007 Bush-Cheney energy bill:

"It was an energy bill on the floor of the Senate, loaded down with goodies, billions for the oil companies, and it was sponsored by Bush and Cheney," McCain said. "You know who voted for it? You might never know. That one. You know who voted against it? Me."

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton immediately emailed reporters noting McCain's seemingly peculiar reference to the Illinois senator.

"Did John McCain just refer to Obama as 'that one?' Burton asked.

soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. soccer mom for obama

    who does mcbush think he is.
    what a rude old man.

    he just needs to retire so that the country can get back on its feet.

    obama

    October 7, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  2. Dale Schiff

    Go Obama GO!

    October 7, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  3. Julian

    that was rude, and very unpresident like, I see why he wont have foreign talks

    October 7, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  4. Dr. Roy

    So What?! Is this the only thing the Obama camp can come up with?

    October 7, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  5. Jim

    Just like Palin toward Senator Biden, Senator McCain was disrespectful.

    October 7, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  6. Yikes

    Poor old man!!!!!!!!!!

    October 7, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  7. Robert

    It was incredibly awkward, and it felt a lot like the xenophobic attacks McCain has steered his campaigns towards lately.

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  8. jesse sanders

    OBAMA CLEARLY WON. IM A OBAMABOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GET AMERICA BACK TO WHERE IT WAS IN THE 90'S

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  9. Amanda

    The man has no respect. He's very insulting, and this is not who i want for my president!

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  10. Fitzpatrick

    That's all you do when you do not have anything to say

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  11. Jason

    Could have been worse. Could have referred to how Obama isn't looking out for "our people", like Palin...

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  12. kath

    Yes he did call him "that one"....I wonder what he meant by that exactly...it's almost like the old man in your neighborhood yelling at you when you cross through his yard and step on his lawn!!

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  13. Tommy

    Obama campaign is desparate. That's was humour, stupid!

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  14. Sebrina

    I thought the, "That one", remark was very unprofessional and just shows how smug John McCain is.

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  15. Darrell

    It was a big "Bad" moment for McCain but he had many condecending moments.Did McCain also avoid shaking Obamas hand as I thought I had seen ? Obama had much more thorough ideas and answers.McCains main theme was once again to put Obama down and he continued to lie.

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  16. S. Holt

    Yes he DID. Did you notice that the Senator and his wife ran off the stage and did not mingle with the voters or acknowledge The Obamas? Where were they going in such a hurry? Alaska?

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  17. victor

    Please don't make a mountain out of it.

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  18. Hilary B

    That comment really caught my attention while I was watching the debate. What did he mean by "that one"? My respect for John McCain continues to decline.

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  19. Yikes

    McCain looks so out of his league!

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  20. Marianne

    "That one" ... how very disrespectful. The angry old man speaks!

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  21. Matt

    almost had racist undertones

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  22. Bianca

    That was out right disrespectful... McSlime lost this election a long time ago lol.. so it doesn't matter!

    October 7, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  23. Robert Columbus, Ohio

    i thought that was VERY rude!

    October 7, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  24. The Lady

    We all know that McCain has a habit of calling people out of their name.

    October 7, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  25. LITTLE JOHN

    Hey it looks like McCain won the debate hands down..good going J McCain

    October 7, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
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