October 9th, 2008
12:50 PM ET
6 years ago

HAPPENING NOW: McCain-Palin in Wisconsin

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(CNN) – John McCain and Sarah Palin are holding a campaign event in Wisconsin this hour.

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soundoff (301 Responses)
  1. G in CA

    Acording to WSJ, ACORN had notified Nevada of the irreularities in some voter registrations and it was the State Election officials not the FBI who chose to raid the group. Keep in mind that Nevada is a Red state so I wouldn't be surprised if the State Election Board was politically motivated in their actions.

    October 9, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. JP

    The fact the John McCain and Scary Palin do not condone these vile outburst shows alot about their lack of character. But are we surprised, the other night on the debates John McCain looked tired and angry. Scary Palin thinks that blowing kisses and winking is the way to win over voters, this is not American Idol and you are no longer the beauty queen (you lost, didn't you?). Their rallies have gotten to the point of being Klan rallies.

    October 9, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. L. Fernandez

    Mc Cain tactics will fail because they are an insult to the intelligence of the American people

    October 9, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  4. Scott from Illinois

    Why is CNN ignoring the ACORN voter fraud news story? This should be big, big news. What's going on CNN? Stop your complaining about Palin's church, and talk about something that is actually relevant to this election.

    October 9, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  5. Patrick, Fairfield, CA

    Judging from a majority of nasty comments in this forum, it is clear that there is no unity in the United States and that is very sad!

    October 9, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  6. Tony

    ONCE A RACIST, ALWAYS A RACIST.

    PATHETIC!

    October 9, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. Griffin

    Veterans Groups Give McCain Failing Grades. In its most recent legislative ratings, the non-partisan Disabled American Veterans gave Sen. McCain a 20 percent rating for his voting record on veterans' issues. Similarly, the non-partisan Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America gave McCain a "D" grade for his poor voting record on veterans' issues, including McCain's votes against additional body armor for troops in combat and additional funding for PTSD and TBI screening and treatment. John McCain's Quote""I know the veterans, I know them well, and I know that they know that I'll take care of them, and I have been proud of their support and their recognition of my service to the veterans, and I love them, and I'll take care of them, and they know that I'll take care of them."
    This statement–made near the end of Friday's debate–immediately infuriated veterans across America and overseas. In fact, Senator John McCain has a very clear, long, and illustrious history of not supporting troops and veterans one bit.

    October 9, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. jr,

    CNN POST THIS

    The Truth About Barack’s Faith

    Barack Obama is a committed Christian. He was sworn into the Senate on his family Bible. He has regularly attended church with his wife and daughters for years.

    But shameful, shadowy attackers have been lying about Barack’s religion, claiming he is a Muslim instead of a committed Christian. When people fabricate stories about someone’s faith to denigrate them politically, that’s an attack on people of all faiths.

    CNN POST THIS THANKS YOU

    October 9, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. PA voter

    Another Great Depression = McCain & Palin in the White House

    October 9, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  10. Janine

    Mark, B'ham., Al.-

    McCain has already said he plans on cutting the defense budget. And since you're online you may want to look at McCain's and Obama's voting record in regards to veterans and defense spending, it doesn't look good for McCain.

    October 9, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  11. Peter (CA)

    Noah–

    Your posts are getting further and further out in space. Yes, there has been voter fraud on the Republican side. Voters have been added to the rolls. But, more often, Republicans set out to suppress voting (see Ohio, 2004). That is fraud also.

    There have already been movements in several states to purge voter rolls for reasons that are unconstitutional. Problem is the voter does not know he is purged until Election Day and then there is nothing more that can be done.

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I have some left wing acquaintances who are. One told me about a regiment of National Guardsmen who just returned from Afghanistan. Instead of being released to go home, they have been deployed to deal with potential problems on Election Day. Hopefully not true but given the current climate, I want some more information.

    October 9, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. COMMENT 255 BY VOTER

    So, you FAILED MISERABLY to enumerate a few simple concrete reasons why Obama is qualified to run for president. He has accomplished NOTHING IN HIS LIFE except to align himself with controversial America-hating individuals, HAS NEVER STOOD UP TO HIS OWN PARTY, he has favored letting BORN-ALIVE BABIES die (that's infanticide, moron), he has NEVER LOWERED TAXES NOR INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO LOWER TAXES IN SPITE OF PREACHING THAT'S WHAT HE WOULD DO, he has NEVER ACHIEVED ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVELY IN HIS LIFE, and on top of that HE WAS WRONG ABOUT THE SURGE IN IRAQ, wrong about sitting down with dictators with no pre-conditions, WRONG about so many other foreign policy issues. IS THAT REALLY THE KIND OF UNTESTED GREEN INDIVIDUAL WE WANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE? I think not.

    NOBAMA, NOBIDEN, NO HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  13. Lisa

    I really don't know why McCain and Palin keep coming back to Wisconsin. Wisconsin went for Kerry in 2004 and Gore in 2000. Polling shows Obama ahead here. It sounds like McCain needs to concentrate on keeping states red, because Wisconsin is staying blue!

    October 9, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    I wish I had bought a $150,000 house in 2004 instead of a $50,000 affordable house with an affordable payment now and 5 yrs from now.
    The goverment would now be giving me a lower interest rate and longer term, and I could be living in a nice big house instead of a cracker box. These mortgage companys just financed the down payment for buyers for 5 yrs, and said ,we (the bank) will own in 5 yrs and we can just sell the house again. Nothing is paid to the principal in five yrs, so banks still own the house. The banks chose to go up in interest rates in 5 yrs and the buyer signed for it. The banks painted a rosey picture of increased incomes and higher home value in 5 yrs to the buyers. Something about this mortgage bail out is very unfair. Don't let the banks and mortgage companys get free money from the government.

    How about the government giving no interest loans to companys to start up again and begin producing textiles again before China decides to charge $50.00 for a pair of cotton socks. Give Walmart, k Mart, et. Tax breaks to buy and sell MADE IN USA only. I would buy made in USA now, but you can't find it. China would love to see us unable to put clothes on our soldiers. Giving jobs of any kind to countries over seas was a big mistake. We can't all be computer techs, but it looks like there won't be computer tech jobs available or CNA jobs, 'cause who an afford to stay in a nursing home or hospital.

    October 9, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  15. stephanie

    WHAT A DISHISHONORABLE CAMPAIGN RUN BY MCACIN-PALIN. THEIR VISCIOUS, UNFOUNDED ATTACKS HAVE INCITED RACIAL HATRED, EPITHETS AND POTENTIAL VIOLENCE..THIS IS SO UN-AMERICAN AND SHAMEFUL. SARAH PALIN CALLS HERSELF A CHRISTIAN..SHE A NARCISSIST, IGNORANT AND RUTHLESS. gO BACK TO ALASKA .. SHE AND HER FAMILY ARE MIRED IN DRAMA, ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AND IMMORRAL BEHAVIOR..SHE SHOULD NOT BE CASTING THROWING ANY MUD.

    October 9, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  16. Tony

    IF MCCAIN, RACIST THAT HE IS, REALLY HAD THE BALLS TO MAKE THE RACE INTERESTING HE WOULD HAVE CHOSEN A BLACK MAN OR WOMAN AS HIS RUNNING MATE INSTEAD OF "DIMWIT BARBIE."

    IMAGINE HOW MANY WHACK-JOB EVANGELICALS AND REPUBLICANS WOULD REFUSE TO VOTE BECAUSE, OH MY GOD, A BLACK OR BI-RACIAL PERSON IS ON THE TICKET.

    October 9, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  17. Will

    Mccain is clearly losing it! He called the crowd "my fellow prisoners!!" the other day!!

    "This one" and his running mate are not smart enough or intellectually alert enough to tackle the complex financial challenges we now face. His wife comes out and talks about a cold chill down her spine on Obama's vote against troop funding with no timeline, but is OK with her husband's vote against troop funding with timeline. I mean, they are just not being truthful here. And, why can't he campaign without Palin? It diminshes him that he can't hold his own. Reminds me of my grandad who needs my mom to help him get around because he is not as able as he once was..........

    October 9, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  18. Joe

    McCain/Palin – Going out of Business Sale

    Honesty, Integrity 1/2 OFF

    October 9, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  19. H. Hicks, FL

    Here we go again.
    Let's give over our freedom of healthcare coverage, let's allow the government increased control over every activity of our lives–and when natural economic cycles cause any suffering–let's tax the wealthy.

    Thanks Democrats–you've reinforced my desire to remain Independent and conservative.

    I don't rely on Mr. Obama to set my life straight–and I sure as hell don't rely on stealing the profits from someone elses life's work–to shore up inadequacies caused in large part by poor decision making and improper government intervention.

    October 9, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  20. Bruce

    Strange CNN clsoed the Obama comment already with only five comments.

    But I heard his speach and it made me so happy to be an AMERICAN. He has a vission for the FUTURE. He inspires faith and hope.

    McCain only spread FEAR and HATE. The vote goes to the one that sees a FUTURE not the one that sees only HATE and FEAR.

    October 9, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  21. carol snead

    i am a senior citizen i am appalled at the way mccain and that sara palin are acting mccain sure is a desparate person he is willing to do anything to be president he i guess knows he doesnt have much longer till his time comes he acts like an angry old man who is mad at the world he knows it people need to realize that mccain has a lot of bad things in his past criminal acts we dont need a criminal like mccain or sara palin the usa is in bad shape now if mccain god forbid would get elected it would be the end of the usa

    October 9, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  22. Aron

    Not sure how much it help you just by exposing your desperation and insanity. You know, people hear you but might vote for "That One".

    October 9, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  23. JP

    I meant to say "condemn instead of condone"

    October 9, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  24. vic nashville,Tn

    Mc Cain must start to attack Obama now
    Mc Cain We beg you

    October 9, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  25. NC- for that one!

    McCain-Palin are like the final stagies of cancer! Pain that just won't go away.
    There is a brightier day on the other side of the blue skies.
    Carolina blue skies. People in the US of A need to take a look at themselves. Some of you have some obstacles to overcome. But when hate is feed to you then that's what you sh** out! The first thing you holler is I'm a Christian. There is someone sittng highier than any of us. I'm sure he's not pleased.
    NC make sure your registration info is correct before tomorrow!

    October 9, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
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