November 4th, 2008
10:23 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain aides see 'no path to victory'

(CNN) – Two senior aides to John McCain see "no path to victory," given the night's results so far.

The two advisors, who were crunching numbers for the Republican contender, were responding to a question via e-mail from CNN's Dana Bash, who has been covering the McCain campaign.

The aides asked not to named because the campaign is not commenting on internal discussions.

Three states that went Republican in 2004 have gone for Democrat Barack Obama, according to CNN projections - Iowa, New Mexico and Ohio.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (369 Responses)
  1. Judy

    Has anyone thought about how Joe Biden would be as president? If something happens to Obama (if he is elected and Biden takes over), then what?

    November 4, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  2. Tim in Syracuse

    I've been telling people i work with for weeks that this was going to be a landslide. They didn't want to believe it but the odds for John were very long.

    I hope we don't see the GOP placing all of the blame on him either. Yes he made mistakes but the Republican Party as a whole lost its way years ago. Its why I'm an Independent today.

    November 4, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  3. Vi

    What a great day....President Obama.

    November 4, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  4. Leander

    Its going to be Obama's party all over this country tonight!

    November 4, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  5. Slappy White

    Nice to see the moonbats handle winning so well...

    November 4, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  6. Joe Regis

    Now somebody has to tell McCain that it is not there for him, not in the bag at all. No need to clinge to the idea of a potential republican victory. It is done.

    By the way, I am going to miss Bush when he's sent to the big house.

    November 4, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  7. Blue in Red AZ

    Looks like someone underestimated "THAT ONE"

    November 4, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  8. Tiff of lithia springs

    YOU DONT SAY!!!!

    I AM STILL DISAPPOINTED BY THE SOUTHERN ROW. AND MY BIRTH STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

    YOU ARE STILL HOLDING ON TO YOUR CONFEDERATE COVERED GUNS AND IGNORANCE. IT'S OLD AND DISPICABLE.

    WITH THAT BEING SAID PRESIDENT OBAMA WE NEED AN OVERHAUL IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. PRONTO!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  9. MikeH

    Sarah Palin had absolutely no business being considered as V.P., she is too much of a pathological liar, and too corrupted by power.

    America won the Presidency tonight, America avoided becoming a Police State being run by a psychotic theo-facist.

    November 4, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  10. Martin UK

    McCain should concede and go about making his will, after all that rage I'm not sure his heart can hold out much longer.

    November 4, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  11. annee

    Ms Oakley,

    Spoken like a TRUE AMERICAN!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  12. ginger

    I am over joyed.

    November 4, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  13. S. Boatman

    Congrats On The Landslide Victory PRESIDENT OBAMA! . . . ITS TIME TO MOVE IN A NEW DIRECTION!

    November 4, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  14. max stomatios

    A sad day for America

    November 4, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  15. gerri

    Lets start fitting the current Republicans in office for Orange jumpsuits.

    November 4, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  16. Barbara in NC

    If Obama himself had made propaganda tapes AGAINST THIS COUNTRY, what would all you hypocrits be saying now?

    McCain was and is a traitor. Deal with it.

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  17. MccainRocksSoHard

    Too bad. Mccain was such a better choice.

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  18. MCAIN/PALIN

    The United States of America is going to be something of the past. With Obama it will be the United Socialist States of America. I don't think you Obama supporters are going to get the "change" you were looking for. Now we will all have to pay the price.

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  19. Anny

    It brings to mind those musicians in the final moments of The Titanic.. .

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  20. lovette

    Sleep is not on my list of things to do GO BARACK

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  21. Joanne

    No surprise here.

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  22. Mary Arguello

    Sweet Baby Jesus!!!!

    I can sleep again at last....

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  23. Turnabout is fair play

    Let's be real, with all the vicious, hateful, crap McCain and Palin were spitting out against Obama, did they REALLY think that the same sh!t would work that worked in 2004? How does it feel Mr. "Maverick" to have Obama right where you want him cause we LIKE where he is now! Palin, go back to Alaska with your chalkboard screeching voice and eat a cold mooseburger and reflect on what a stupid thing it was to accept McCain's offer as a VP with two armloads of children that needed you more. Yall best go to Obama and BEG for positions in his cabinet after tonite.

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  24. LH

    Let's hope we never hear from Palin ever again. What a mistake McCain made with her!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  25. Da Troof

    Woo Hoo! Obama wins!! When do I get my check and my free house and gas???

    November 4, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
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