November 26th, 2007
02:34 PM ET
15 years ago

McCain: 'I've made a lot of people angry'

McCain is aiming to appeal to independents in a new ad out Monday

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain’s campaign released a new ad Monday that ties the Arizona senator’s track record on spending and campaign finance reform with his position on the Iraq war and support for the current surge strategy.

“Since I’ve been in Washington, I’ve made a lot of people angry,” McCain says. “I upset the special interests and Washington lobbyists when I passed campaign finance reform. I made the Pentagon angry when I criticized Rumsfeld’s Iraq strategy, and I upset the media when I supported the strategy that’s now succeeding.” The 60-second spot, “Love America Enough,” is airing statewide in New Hampshire just 44 days before that state’s Jan. 8 primary.

McCain is trailing the front-runner, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, by 15 points in the Granite State, according to the latest in the latest CNN-WMUR-TV poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

Filed under: John McCain • New Hampshire
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Jim M. Gau; Hancock, MI

    McCain is the most intelligent, ethical, and qualified Presidential candidate from either party since Ronald Reagan. Now let's see if the American People are intelligent enough, ethical enough, & qualified enough as voters to elect him! Make mine McCain!!

    November 26, 2007 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  2. Zack,boston,ma

    no you haven't john, so just step aside
    Posted By laurinda ny : November 26, 2007 2:57 pm
    looooooool, forgive this old man!

    November 26, 2007 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  3. Arnez, Culver City, CA

    McCain will never shake the anger of the religious zealots in this country that funnel money to the Republican party and use the church pulpit as a political bully pulpit.

    Posted By summus : November 26, 2007 2:49 pm

    Summus,"the religious zealots" are not angry. They are loving and charitable. They attempt to influence the nation so that we can all please the Christain god and obtain eternal salvation and favor upon our nation.

    McCain, as do the other Republicans, follow the teachings of true morality more closely than do the democrats. They ultimately hold the moral high ground. Just because a mother scolds a child for stealing a cake doesn't make the mother angry. Similarly, just because caring and loving religious people scold mistaken liberal views doesn't make make them angry. They are patriotic and loving.

    Conservative Republicans in the entire congress, the oval office, and the supreme court for many years to come!!

    November 26, 2007 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  4. Pall Forloney, Riomaggiore, Italy

    He meant well and served his country up and beyond the call of duty, but he has lost that shine he once had. He is repubilican and he will support the party, so don't bash him on Bush. Did you bash Hillary for supporting KERRY/EDWARDS? She is now bashing Edwards left and right. Just let the guy run his campaign and stop all this bashing one another. The American people will make up there mind with out all this trash talking.

    November 27, 2007 03:47 am at 3:47 am |
  5. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    When McCain hugged Bush and sat silent when Bush added the signing agreement to the "no torture" bill, McCain lost my vote. He may not carry a grudge, but I do.

    I do wonder "what might have been" if it had been McCain had been president during 911. Not having to prove himself better than Daddy, we might have invaded Afghanistan, found Osama and then rebuild Afghanistan into a modern country... but the voters in SC were so anxious to believe McCain had a black baby ... Karl pushed their 1880's button and they all obeyed and vote for the bush league guy.

    November 27, 2007 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  6. Jose Card

    Senator McCain listens to the voice of the American people. Although he co-sponsored the comprehensive Immigration reform bill, he did not vote for the Dream Act later. He listens and cares about what we think about issues.

    November 27, 2007 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Len, Fallbrook, CA

    Sir, I respect you for service to this Country, military and civil service but...

    Your "Banana" speech upholding illegal invaders to buy citizenship for $2000 was wrong.

    This Country, and the privleges that come with it as a legal citizen are NOT for sale.

    Please leave in honor, but please leave.

    November 27, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
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