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. E.Lewis

    when McCain served his country, Obama was in diapers. Now Obama is gonna serve his country and McCain is in diapers!!
    Hahaha haha hahaha

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  2. Tim

    We are all screwed. Thank you to all you spineless so called americans. Hope you like what you had

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  3. greg

    taxes and more taxes...I hope your happy...when everything goes up in price to cover the taxes and new spending..that is what you wanted..good luck

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  4. Brandon

    Both men are good humans and I respect them both. Let's turn this country around already!

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  5. Scott

    Glad to see that this country is willing to try a breath of fresh air, I think we can all use that and besides, I hate that girl!!

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  6. tj california

    U Can Thank The PeePs Of CaLI foR every ElectIon giviNg all Our PoINTs To The demOcraTs aNd The New leader OBaMa... CalifornIa leaDs THe way..

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  7. Carolyn

    Still hope for McCain: At least you still have your sense of humor.

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  8. J

    you are sheep being led to the slaughter....I weep for our country ....ACORN and not even 1 term as Senator does not a worthy leader make.

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  9. Nicky

    Yay! Obama '08! :D

    Now let's see if Palin remembers to "return" all those clothes.

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  10. susie mann

    you all are so deceived, just wait

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  11. Revolution

    I hope you all are happy...in debt $700 billion dollars and Obama wants to give out even more to people who are too lazy to get jobs...well, where's he going to get that money? Increased Taxes, which he said he was going to cut; impossible when the economy is in this position...Oh, and from an increased war in Iraq. So, if not enough people enlist in the army, me and my fellow males between 18-35 get to be drafted into the war...I hope you kiss your boyfriends goodbye. Not to mention how Obama wants to increase government power and spending, giving us less freedom and less money, respectively. Yeah, you Obamabots did your research alright (/sarcasm). Oh, and thanks MTV for brainwashing America's youth and stupifying an entire generation...Let the revolution begin.

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  12. Dennis

    I hope you all remember these statements. The people in Russia and China thought the same way about "change" when they brought in Stalin and Mao Tse Tsung. More government is ALWAYS bad.

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  13. XMAN8598

    They're also not letting people at McCain so called party watch the RESULTS!!! I guess they haven't realized IT"S REALLY HAPPENING!!!!! Get Xcited!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  14. Mike

    Wow.....you people really are clueless. If Obama wins I will be praying everyday for this country. I am really really disappointed so far in this country tonight. Too bad a corrupt national press can influence so strongly. Good Luck to us all.

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  15. Alexis

    Hey, Obama supporters are handling winning with as more grace as Bush supporters did in 2000. Face it. We, as a nation, are all a bunch of gloaters and sore losers. :-P

    November 4, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  16. ANNFROM OHIO

    We fought the good fight here in Ohio.And we won.

    Thank God

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  17. maurice causley II

    World got to make a change. Guess what..... It starts here tonight in the good old United states Of America. Tonight we make history for a better future foreign and domestic.

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  18. WaitingForChange

    I'm good with Biden as Prez, actually. Judy, you've got to admit he'll be a lot less toxic than Palin...or Bush...or Cheney...or pick-someone-random-from-the-GOP-machine?

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  19. Stuart

    we'll see how happy you all are in a year of Obama's presidency...

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  20. Dianne Bourbonnais IL

    How awesome to be a part of this historic moment. I wish I could be in Grant Park to celebrate this new day. Barack Obama is a gifted man who will lead us to a better place. He has conducted himself with dignity, grace, intelligence and strength and is a leader for all Americans.

    God Bless America!

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  21. tj california

    CaLIfOrNia ALwaYs gets iT right.. HellO..

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  22. Conservative

    hooray for socialism. good bye second amendment!

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    What is wrong with people???
    Our country could not fight ourselve out of a paperbag if Obama gets in the house! Wake up!
    Has he ever lead anything?

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  24. joe dem

    real american, yeah right....

    sad granpa

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  25. democrat

    gobama! obama and biden will shape our country and mend it so that all will be well.

    November 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
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