(CNN) - Senator John McCain attacked Sen. Barack Obama for having his inaugural address ready to go and said that Obama’s presidential preparations will be proven premature at a rally in Mesilla, Arizona on Saturday.
“We just learned from a newspaper today that Senator Obama’s inaugural address is already written.”
“You know? I’m not making it up. I’m not making it up. I’m not making it up. An awful lot of voters are still undecided, but he’s decided for them that well, why wait? It’s time to move forward with his first inaugural address,” McCain said.
“My friends, when I pull this thing, I have a request for my opponent. I want him to save that manuscript of his inaugural address, and donate it to the Smithsonian. And they can put it right next to the Chicago paper that said Dewey Defeats Truman,” he said in reference to the 1948 Chicago Tribune headline incorrectly proclaiming Dewey the winner of that presidential election.
“There’s 10 days left in this election, maybe Barack Obama will have his first state of the union address ready before you head to the polls. You know, I guess I’m just a little old fashioned about these things. I prefer to let the voters weigh in before presuming the outcome. What America needs now is someone who will finish the race before starting the victory lap.”
McCain was referring to a New York Times article published Saturday that said John Podesta (who leads Senator Obama's transition team) "has been mapping out the transition so systematically that he has already written a draft Inaugural Address for Mr. Obama, which he published this summer in a book called ‘The Power of Progress’.”
Minutes after the Republican presidential candidate finished his speech, an Obama aide clarified that the address was in a book John Podesta wrote before Obama was the nominee and was written for a generic Democratic president.
In another response, Obama-Biden spokesman Bill Burton denied McCain's claim and linked him to a very unpopular Republican president.
“While this charge is completely false and there is no draft of an inaugural address for Senator Obama, the last thing we need is a candidate like John McCain who just plans on re-reading George Bush’s,” Burton said.
It's really called planning, something that McCain knows nothing about. I really wish he would stop whinning. He sounds like a two year old. Can you imagine Mr. Mccain running this country? I really couldn't. I do hope that Mr. Obama gets to officially delivery his acceptance speech. However, it's not over yet.
You have only one choice Amarica. And that is for Barack Obama to stand down. Get out of Politics all togetther… Obama is not wanted on the World stage today… Your trying fo force him on ythe World….
They He a Good Guy… ADOLF WAS A gOOD gUY IN 1937…
You are pitiful. Your typing skills match your IQ and you can't even spell America. People always feel sorry for the underdog...in your case, I just feel sorry for the stupid.
OB – 08
Didn't the Republicans do the same thing with "Mission Accomplished?"
Sounds like more GOP hypocrisy to me. Good riddance.
Wow, this fellow is making it up, making it up, making it up. Good lord does no one over there do any research before it winds up in a speech.
Please send this corrupt old man who has shamefully squandered whatever honor he had earned, back to Arizona.
For that matter why doesn't CNN fact check a bit before repeating McCain talking points as gospel.
Another pure falsehood in a major McCain address. It's shocking what he has become.
Hey Willy Brown.
That's "BORN IN THE USA. not BORNED. You uneducated twit What's the matter don't you have spell check?. That's what the little red line means under the word. Boy What a moron!
Maybe McCain should start writing his concession speech......
The Republican party has ceased to be a political party and now seems to be the home of racists, bigots and Christian evangelical right wing extremeists and John McCain is their leader now.
Perhaps that is why he can offer nothing but negative attacks based on lies, fear and hate.
My advice to McCain.
you are too old to handle this demanding job you are criving for.
Why can't you concentrate on your health and let the young, more healthy, well educated and choice of the Americans [Sen. Obama] take over this demanding job.
Griff... I pray that he does win; one of his campaign promises was for better educational opportunities and you could use some "Hooked on Phonics"
Bill Burton's comment was funny. the McCain camp is becoming laughable as though it belongs as a skit on snl.
Even though the this statement is false. What is wrong with making preparation for such a great moment. It is not something to be taken lightly. What is wrong with that? Senator where is your honor? America is sick and tired of this type of behaviour from people who should be representing us. Come on you know better than that.
McCain is now starting to annoy me more and more, day by day – the 4th of Nov can't come fast enuff..
PS: Mute when this guy comes on the tele, ditto for Palin.. you'll be better off for it..
Another lie! Why is John McCain doing this to himself. In 2000, i would have voted for him. In 2008, Not a chance. John McCain keeps saying we don't know Obama , but John McCain doesn't know himself. This descent is just sadder every day.
I think that Barack supporters are not seeing who John McCain really is. They are only seeing what they want to see. I think they might be sorry one day.
didnt mccain proofread lincolns speeches
Just another lie in the bucket (or trough) for the McCain/Palin campaign.
Hey McCain.....when you step off the plain in Alaska after you loose, be sure and tell them DEMENTIA SENTIA
Ah Hem.... My friend John... the countrys problems today are the economy and they want to hear from you how you are going to correct the downward spiral..... I don't think that your bellowing about a speach that has or hasn't been written is of any importance but it does speak to your .....EXPERIENCE..... JUst come out and say it John...
they can't possibly vote for THAT ONE>>>
Yup its that old white retired guy from Ma. Former Republican
hey shouldn't tainopower be posting some BS about now....
The bloggers paycheck is going to be short this week.
There was a time when I had such respect for Sen. McCain... it is so sad to see someone plunge so low.
I wish Mr. McCain and Ms. Palin would talk about the very important challenges we face and how they plan to overcome them instead of crying like a little child. They've put forth no concrete proposals for solving the job loss, foreclosure, economic, health care, immigration or other challenges we face. I wonder if the future president of the United States will have time to sit back and cry/complain or think rationally and try to get to work on working together and solving the challenges at hand.
Ok, so he wrote his inaugural address already? So what? I can think of worse things to do with him time, especially since he has a good chance of winning. McCain just needs to face the fact that he will be losing to a black man that is young enough to be his son. I am so sick of McCain's sense of entitlement. Because he was a war hero, he deserves to be president. What about that temper that is so apparent in this man? He can run this country like that. He's too tempermental and cannot control himself. An angry person leading this country with the problems we have? What kind of decisions do you think he will make with his angry self? He will just perpetuate the hatred of the U.S..
I am so tired of McCain's attacks. He talks about how wrong Obama is more than he talks about the issues. McCain winning scares me. Not because he is old. If he had a smart and ready vice-president, I may have considered him more, but his choice of Palin proves how off his judgment is. He just needs to hang it up. Even the GOP is sick of this guy and Palin. She was just a strategy to begin with. She was chosen for the all of the wrong reasons so to vote for McCain is stupid. She is not ready to lead. McCain can die (God forbid) six months into his term. Do you really trust her to lead this country? If you do, you are an idiot, plain and simple. Obama doesn't have a whole lot of experience, but he is brilliant, just look at how he's run his campaign for Christ's sake. He is ready to be a leader. McCain is a loose cannon.
Hey McSame...Get a life..well you do have one with your 13 homes!!!
what bull, you don't know any thing about what it is to go without...you and your mouse hunter...should have a couple of six packs, and take a nice long holiday......
Why doesn't the republican party take a look at the condition the state of Illinois is in? If he (Obama) can't help run a state efficiently...how well will he do for 50 states???????????
P.S. in case the general public does not know...IL has more than it's share of problems...we, of coarse, will forever thank the DEMOCRATIC party for that...and I am sure they will have their share of excuses for why it really wasn't their fault! Anybody know a democrate that will admit to ever being wrong? AND since when is it fair or just to take anything from someone who has worked for it and give it to someone who refuses to work. This has to stop.
"If you GIVE a man a fish he has food for a day. If you TEACH
a man to fish, he has food for the rest of his life."
What do you really think is the BEST way.
Welfare has not helped like we waned it to...It needs to be fixed...and the democrates are not going to do it...and I don't know why.