October 6th, 2009
05:44 PM ET
5 years ago

McCain and Lou Holtz to campaign for McDonnell

Sen. John McCain is coming to Virginia to campaign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell.
Sen. John McCain is coming to Virginia to campaign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - For the second time this year, Sen. John McCain is coming to Virginia to campaign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell.

McDonnell's campaign also said Monday that ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz, the former Notre Dame and South Carolina head coach, will campaign for the Republican in Richmond on October 26. McDonnell is a graduate of Notre Dame.

McCain, the Arizona senator and Navy hero, is holding a rally for veterans on October 17 in Hampton Roads, a region of the state with a heavy military population. McDonnell was a frequent campaign surrogate for McCain when the senator was GOP presidential nominee in 2008.

McCain also raised money for McDonnell in March.


Filed under: Bob McDonnell • John McCain
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. AJ

    There are a couple of bright bulbs for ya! Has Holtz ever struck you as particullary intelligent? And McCain chose Palin to run the country after his death. Does that give credit to his judgement?

    October 6, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Tanbiker2

    Campaign away, John. Invite Sarah Palin, the trailer trash queen from Alaska, down to campaign with you on behalf of the Republicans. That will ensure that Virginia's next governor will be a Democrat.

    October 6, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  3. johnnie w

    Lou Holtz and John Mccain, Holtz has a hard time picking winners in College Football, and what is Mccain going to do to help Mcdonnell WIN. Lou Holtz is always on fox news ,bashing the President. The Virginia VOTERS went with President Obama in 2008, and will go with DEEDS in this Election

    October 6, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  4. GOPer

    Seems interesting that Holtz who somehow said Hitler was a "good leader" would go with another fundamentalist candidate. How sad.

    October 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. yuri

    Mccain is still an honorable man and his words need to be interpreted w/ caution, nevertheless.

    October 6, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  6. disgusted

    If there is a third party candidate running, vote third party. None of these guys get it.

    October 6, 2009 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  7. They call me "tater salad"

    John McCain is a big fat NOTHING! Thats all you need to know!

    October 6, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  8. Patty of N.J.

    What a hypocrite. He never voted for anything for veterans and now he is holding a rally for vets. I'm sure our vets are smarter than that !

    October 6, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  9. bb

    McCain has any credibility left to campaign for somebody?

    Seriously, for a person who self-admittedly knows nothing about the economy; Obviously can't handle decisions well (i.e. the Palin vp pick); Ins ults heads of state regularly; And does not connect well with the majority of Americans (ie – the election of Obama by a landslide) - McCain is not the ideal voice of recommendation.

    October 6, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Ruty

    I'm surprised John McCain can blow his nose without help.Oh I forgot Sarah Palin is good for that.

    October 6, 2009 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  11. slp

    Lou Holtz has never gone on FOX news and bashed the president. He has stated that he doesn't agree with many of the policies coming out of Washington these days and has countered them with common sense solutions. However, he has always been respectful of President Obama as president. Being respectful of someone doesn't mean that you have to agree with them. And I disagree with the comment that he isn't intelligent. He has a lot of common sense which is in low supply in this country these days. If you don't believe me, just read most of the blogs on this news site.

    October 6, 2009 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  12. SY

    Three, middle aged white males longing for the good ole days of male dominance. Takes two losers to know one.

    October 6, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  13. Moderate Democrat

    McDonnel hates women, McCain beats them, yells at them, abandons them, cheats on them and disrespects them.

    No surprise here, they have a lot in common, it's not surprising McCain wants a partner in crime.

    October 6, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  14. Paul Lewis

    McCain, a honorable man cut me a brake, this guy is the king of two face people, glad he didn't get the President job, by now he would have sold us down the river in the wars lose--------------r all the way.

    October 6, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  15. JR

    Who cares what "Ole John" has to say anyway, he shot his two bits long ago.

    October 6, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  16. ihatepalin00

    Ever heard of the blind leading the blind...thats what the repubs have become. I have totally lost respect for McCain ....

    October 6, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  17. On the other hand...

    Every day it gets clearer that John McCain was the one running an honest campaign. It didn't take Obama long to prove that.

    October 6, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  18. SeaWife

    Aside ,Hey, Senator McCain, I've been thinking about what you said on the campaign trail. "I know how to catch Bin Laden." Well, sir, America is still waiting. What are you waitng for?

    October 6, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  19. Steve C

    Lou Holtz and John McCain are both great men. They understand honor and duty better than most Americans. What they say should matter to the rest of us. But it seems that the people here just don't get it. They trash these men sarcastically saying.... "bright bulbs" "trailer trash" "hard time picking winners" are some of the comments. These people disgust me- not for their beliefs but primarily that their notion of entitlement and lack of respect. It is this generation (men like these) which made this Country strong and free. It appears that these old white men are what you hate in society today and for this I am sickened by the arrogance and ungratefulness you display towards these noble men for no other reason that, apparently, they are part of the traditional United States (old and white) establishment.

    October 6, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |