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. ThinkingPatriot

    I will sleep well tonight, thank you America.

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  2. Independent

    Bye Bye Palin and McCain...helloooooo OOOObama, the NEW President of the United States of America. Yipeeeeeeee

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  3. ObamaElect08

    Well...... I have to say this has been a very eventful election, but I am glad that the better man is winning!!!!!!!!! GO PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  4. LawlCakes

    Nah.. McCain is not the best man for this country..

    Seeing the fact that most Republicans caring more about the rich than the middle/poor families..

    Also within these last 8 years.. I haven't seen no Republican bring this economy to ground like Bush did..

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  5. Georgia

    McCain better not quit! I have no use for that child killer.

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  6. Liz, FL

    DP. Many would say we are in this situation because of the vote from 4 & 8 yrs ago. So are you saying that we deserve this recession?

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  7. pscott

    Please no more of this 'tax and spend' democrat bashing. THe true facts are that the last President to have a balanced budget was Clinton. The president with a balanced budget before Clinton, was Jimmy Carter. Republicans are 'spend and don't tax' – what an example this leadership sends to our citizens – spend money you don't have.....

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  8. David

    Wonderful results ;)
    David

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  9. natalia from nc

    yay for obama. go home mccain and palin you never had it.

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  10. joe

    YES! Congratulations President elect Obama. Thank you to all Hillary supporters! Maybe McCain will see that Palin wasn't ever going to get Hillary supporters. Different women. Hillary is intelligent. Can McCain and Palin see how tired America was of their smear campaign? Obama shared what he could do for America, but all McCain ever talked about was what Obama was going to do. Congrats again!

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  11. Mushtaq

    Its about time...Thumbs up Obama.....America is back on the face of this earth. Lets clean up the white house. Scrape all the lies out. Make new friends all arond the world and get rid of the right winged headaches and ideologies.....lets hope we can get OBama on a Dollar note!!!!

    Way to go ma brother..... all of us from Kenya wish u well.

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  12. just the facts

    I am happy that now we can say to all those black americans that want to be the same but different and blame their entire racial problems of fatherless children, unemployment, drug use and crime rates on white america . . .you were wrong . . it is your own cultural fault and you will not admit it . . whites voted in obama . . . so drop the excuses and get to working on your racial community . .

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  13. Bill

    There is one reason and one reason only why the Democrats won: Bush.

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  14. Prop Trader

    Obama now has his chance. I will give him a fair chance to prove his salt. Yet, I hope his supporters realize that the transfer of wealth does not create wealth. Your policies could bring America to its knees.

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  15. blues dog

    Obama all the way from the primaries

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  16. MsPretteeKittee

    MY MOTHER AND FATHER WHO LIVED THROUGH JIM CROW MISSISSIPPI, WERE BLESSED TO LIVE TO SEE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT. ENOUGH SAID.....NOTHING MORE TO ADD TO THAT OTHER THAN GOOOOOOOBAMA!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  17. Just an American

    The only thing that I hope comes out of Obama's first four years is a significant decrease in our blue-red division. Read what's being written about our next president and imagine what would be being written if the tables were turned and McCain were trouncing Obama... admit it, many of those gloating would be lamenting over the fare of of USA.

    Maybe, just maybe, in four years and blue states will turn purple and we'll no longer see such a sharp divide between sides but can unite as Americans have done in prior times of struggle.

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  18. Travis

    It tickles me to see all of the comments about how 'real Americans' are going to win tonight...

    Real Americans are not baby killing, socialists who want to surrender in wartime and take money from someone just to give to another...

    Lets pray that a Real American HERO wins tonight!

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  19. Jeremy

    I just can't believe how ignorant the people of my beloved country are!!!! Obama is a fake that you all have fallen victim to!!! It's too bad that a simple "I told ya so" won't be able to fix this atrocity!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  20. waitingontheshine

    Let's pull together folks and work hard to deal with the challenges we face. Might be good idea to try to have a good time while we work at it.

    I love my country but i have been fed up been fed up with fear inducing tactics of the last eight years. I propose we gather up the strength inside of us and harness the energy, idealism and hope of our young people and work to put an end to the ignorance and bigotry and fear that has been stirred up the last few months.

    We are all humans in all of our flawed glory, lets do our best, clean up our government some, and have a good time reminding the world that we can be respectable, hard working, prosperous, smart , freedom and fun loving Americans.

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  21. T. Wolf

    Never before have I been so disgusted to be an American citizen as I am looking at the election results so far.

    It's hard to believe such an unintelligent group of people are given so much power with voting, as to elect a crack smoking muslim into our highest office.

    Such a shame. What was once a proud nation has gone severely downhill since the Clinton administration ended, and now it's hitting rock bottom.

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  22. basi

    obama for mankind! congrats obama on the win, much love from Canada!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  23. NJ in KY

    Change is coming! Get ready America for a major overhaul in our Constitution. We got what we asked for. Do you think Obama will change the name of the country from United States of America to the Union of Socialist States of America? I can’t get wait for my handout! Yea!

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  24. majid

    Congratulation Mr President Barack Obama and God Bless you

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  25. ToobadforAmerica

    You will find that the country has made a big mistake.

    Obama will be another Jimmy Carter...a nightmare for this country.

    McCain should have won, but he can only blame Bush for his defeat.

    November 4, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
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