November 18th, 2008
07:29 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain makes move to run for re-election, CNN has learned

McCain signaled he is interested in running for reelection in 2010.
McCain signaled he is interested in running for reelection in 2010.

(CNN) - CNN has learned that John McCain met Tuesday night with top advisers to start the process of setting up a political action committee.

A senior McCain aide says that was done to send the signal he intends to run for another term as senator from Arizona.

He is up for re-election in 2010.


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (144 Responses)
  1. TJ

    Hopefully, the people of Arizona will seek change in their next Senator. It is time for Senator McCain to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.

    November 18, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  2. Griff

    Away to go John! We are never too Old, when we love our Country.
    I only had an Idiot Playing King, in my childhood.... Your My Hero! No Place for King's... Only people like you.... My Mentor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  3. bill for barack

    McCain should make a move all right – back to the beer palace in Arizona.
    He was too old this year to be President.
    He'll be too old in 2010 to be Senator.

    November 18, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. 3strikes

    GO MCCAIN/PALIN 2012
    after america open its eyes widely and sees how much a disaster the nobama/biden/clinton administration ends up being

    November 18, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  5. Barbara in NC

    I think the people in AZ know him and his sleazy stuff well enough now to not EVER put him in the Senate again. Find a really DECENT democrat to take his place.

    McCain lost his honor 1st when he made propaganda tapes for the enemy, and 2nd when he and his ditz running mate lied at every hate-fest they ran in the campaign.

    NO MORE

    November 18, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. Jane Barrett

    John...you are an American Vietnam hero...go home, be Cindy's trophy husband and let the new kids on the block get America back on its feet. The senate will be better off with new blood and you'll be fine living in luxury. If you're bored, you can have affairs...you were good at it once.

    November 18, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  7. Khadar

    I am wondering how McCain didn't learn from his losing experience. I hope the people of Arizona would send a smarter person to the Senate.

    November 18, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  8. KLEE

    I think he needs to be in the Senate – he at least has a handle of what needs to be done – Just didn't want him in the "Drivers" seat & especially with Palin being the "back seat driver"!! Thats over and done now so.......

    McCain is alright with me in the Senate!! (.)

    November 18, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Texas Vet

    McCain will prbably be a long shot for re-election in 2010 unless he runs and acts like an Independant. He has two years to prove that he will finally put his Country first.

    November 18, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  10. Xanthippe

    this should bring up the stock on Geritol, Depends, Valium and Ripple.

    November 18, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  11. Jeff, North Dakota

    Why?

    November 18, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  12. G.R.I.T - Girl Raised in the South

    I guess it doesn't really matter whether you like McCain or not. If you don't live in Arizona, your opinion is irrelevant. As a senator, his responsibiltiy is to his constituents in Arizona. If they think he's doing a good job representing them in the United States Senate, then he should be reelected. This is why I oppose term limits – the term limit is the will of the people. If you don't produce, you don't get rehired. Simple as that.

    November 18, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  13. Paul

    Wow, you Obama nuts really are either mentally sick or just plain mean. Enjoy the next four years Camelot with King Obama.

    November 18, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  14. Ellie

    Why shouldn't he run for re-election? He fought hard for this country and unfortunately came after a very unpopular pres. Actually, McCain is the one who shoudl have won the presidency 8 yrs ago!

    November 18, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  15. JO

    If McCain needs to retire ... how about Ted Kennedy? He's been around way longer and who needs him?

    November 18, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  16. Jeff

    Not to mention the fact that he CAN'T run for re-election to the presidency in 2012, he wasn't elected in 2008!!! So even just reading the title of the article should have told you what the contents were about!

    November 18, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. Leena

    In Gracie's defense the headline did make you blink hard for a second. But on the flip side, reading is fundamental.

    If McCain gets over the hate he contributed to on the campaign trail he should run for re-election. If he's going to continue the negative color and religious baiting he silently approved for just a little too long he needs to move on for a new generation of Americans.

    November 18, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  18. Katherine

    What petty charges compared to the war crimes this jerk could be tried for! And to think that Halliburton is still raping our government in Iraq makes me want to spew! Cheney is the most disgusting sleaze-bag in Bush's cabinet thus far, and G.W. has had his share of non-functioning units. I hope this piece of work (who smirks out one side of his mouth constantly) gets what he deserves! I cannot stomach this guy, yet he was just obvious to get into G.W. administration. Let's see....an oil President and an oil Vice President certainly made sense to those lemming voting for EIGHT YEARS for these morons! Thank God the voters in 2008 came to their senses!

    November 18, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  19. atlantan

    It's all good. He's the only worthy republican!!!!!!!!!!! I'd vote for him among all of them. I hope he returns to his old self, and be a champion for immigration reform again!!!!!!!!! Since his speech the night that Obama won I think he started coming back to the man he was.

    Obama 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Latinos por Obama!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  20. Tim

    The people of Arizona have a choice: return McCain to the Senate or let him to retire (by voting him out).

    My preference would be to see him ride off into the sunset.

    November 18, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  21. John

    Independent.. you don't need to read past the headline to realize he's running for senate (re-election) DUH!

    November 18, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  22. catmom

    I know this will probably not go over well but there should be an age cap on people in Congress and the Supreme Court for that matter. New ideas for a changing society is what is needed not old ideas. Times and circumstances are changing and people who are making laws and shaping policy for this country need to be in the here and now looking forward. That being said, I hope it is the McCain of 2000 that will be running and not the angry, divisive person we saw in the Presidential election.

    November 18, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  23. Phil

    McCain will be soundly defeated. Arizona is fed up with him and his dishonesting and lying during his campaign for President. He showed his worst side during the campaign and he has never done anything for the state. The only reason he runs in AZ is it is a Republican state. So he is using Ariziona to fund his payroll from the senate.

    November 18, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  24. Pegasus

    Mitch...I agree with you. It's the same old people that has been under one administration or another in the White House that President-elect Obama is picking for his cabinet. This is not change...this is the same ole same. Pick new, young, vivacious, educated, intelligent people to be a part of this new upcoming administration...give them a chance to prove themselves. It's okay to keep more experienced people, but give others a chance to get their feet wet and learn the ropes of being employed in a president's cabinet. ~~~ As for McCain running again in 2010, he needs to give it up and retire. There should be a limit on how long a senator can serve just like there's a limit on a president's term.

    November 18, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  25. Kimberly In AZ

    Wul I am in AZ and I can PROMISE you I wont vote for him. He has done NOTHING for this state, no secure borders, no funding for schools, I want a senator that CARES about the state, and actually lives in it, in ONE home! He does NOT care about Az, and only being in the senate.

    November 18, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
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