January 23rd, 2008
10:00 AM ET
15 years ago

McCain wins backing from Schwarzkopf

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/23/art.mccainend.ap.jpg caption="Norman Schwarzkopf endorsed McCain Wednesday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican John McCain won the backing of Ret. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Wednesday, an endorsement that could aid the Arizona senator in his efforts to court Florida's sizeable veteran population.

"Sen. John McCain has served our country with honor in war and in peace," Schwarzkopf said in a statement released by McCain's campaign. "He has demonstrated the type of courageous leadership our country sorely needs at this time. For that reason, he has my complete support."

Schwarzkopf served as commander of coalition forces in the first Gulf War in 1991. He currently lives in Florida, the delegate rich-state that's set to hold its Republican primary next Tuesday.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Related: McCain counts on fellow vets' vote in Florida

Filed under: Florida • John McCain
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Hillphil

    If McCain is nominated I vote democrat and I ain't one

    January 23, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. Jen Cedar Falls, IA

    You know, when you've run for President before and you didn't make it to the nomination, then STOP! Our country didn't want you.
    John McCain is now too old for the extremely stressful job of President.
    He stated that Putin was the Pres of Germany.
    Come on people, he's a great guy and a wonderful hero of his war, but he would NOT be able to beat Hillary or Obama.
    He is TOO OLD and they will use that to the NINES!

    January 23, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  3. hillabeans

    Mike.......................They put a Bush chip in his head.

    January 24, 2008 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  4. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    Yale gave us a Draft Dodger President, Harvard and Yale gave us a CEO President, maybe we need a Naval Academy Graduate who was taught that liying, cheating and stealing and tolerating those who do are not tolerated, instead of being taught in law school and as an MBA to lie, cheat, and steal! I feel McCain is strong on fiscal issues and national defense ( the dems are all post Viet Nam dems still) but yes I do not agree with him on immigration.

    January 24, 2008 05:31 am at 5:31 am |
  5. Bruce

    Why in the world do CNN newscasters keep refering to John McCain as the front runner. Romney has more wins, more delegates, and is within the margin of error of taking Florida. Gee, no bias here.

    January 24, 2008 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
1 2 3