November 13th, 2007
09:45 AM ET
15 years ago

When political moms attack

Watch Carol Costello's report about the missteps famous political moms have made over the years.

(CNN) - Nobody knows you better than your mother  - which is probably why politicians often use their moms to help them on the campaign trail.  But, a political mom can be as much of a liability as she is an asset.  Watch Carol Costello's report on the risks of being a political momma's boy.

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Filed under: John McCain • New Hampshire
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. kimberly d, okc

    NO offense to the old bird, but over 90 years of age you're not "all there"

    November 13, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. karen , nj

    OMG She looks like an extra in the "Twilight Zone"

    November 13, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. summus

    this whole thing of using mom to help you get elected president. I would have expected it from other individuals of McCain's generation but it isn't very befitting a war hero.

    November 13, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Dave, Austin

    "Now, about that Mitt boy..."
    "Mom, don't-"
    "Be still, Johnny, I'm speaking. Now, where was I. Oh, yes-"
    "Shush, you!"
    "But Mom-"
    "Go to your room, young man!"

    November 13, 2007 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. Jr., California

    Wow! What a scary picture. Which one is John?

    November 13, 2007 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  6. Ryan R., Chicago IL

    This picture reminds me of Norman Bates and his mother

    November 13, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |