February 19th, 2008
10:30 PM ET
11 years ago

McCain targets Obama


Watch Sen. McCain's entire Wisconsin victory speech.

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain used his Wisconsin victory speech to train his sights on Sen. Barack Obama, who scored his ninth straight win against Sen. Hillary Clinton Tuesday night.

“I will fight every moment of every day in this campaign to make sure Americans are not deceived by an eloquent call for change,” McCain said, referring to Obama’s key theme and much-discussed style of oratory.

“It’s no more than an eloquent but empty call for change that promises no more than a holiday from history and a return to false promises and failed policies of a tired philosophy that trusts in government more than the people,” said McCain.

“My friends, I’m not the youngest candidate - but I am the most experienced,” McCain also said, taking another shot at Obama.

–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • Wisconsin
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    What now, another anti hope speech?

    February 20, 2008 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  2. bond

    John McCain should probably have his wife not speak anymore and not make snide comments referring to Michelle Obama's patriotism. It would be unfortunate that her skeltons come out referring to the fact that she was a drug abuser who stole drugs from her own non-profit organization (AVMT), then was busted by the DEA and the US Attorney's office. But then again, maybe he should support whatever she says since he cheated on wife #1 with her...

    February 20, 2008 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  3. Trang, Fremont CA

    Senator McCain, I am glad to see you have recovered from your trip from Vietnam. Many other people are not so fortunate. Once you take a life, it can do crazy things in your psyche – and that's what war does, Sure, you can justify it – saying it's war, but it's feel really bad, and you wish you are not there. Senator McCain, with your 100 year war, you continue to put young men in that difficult position. If they are lucky, they go home in one piece – but it's their psyche that they have to struggle, and it's unseen by many. If you've been in war, you have to do your best not to get young men in there. It's their life that you are sacrificing w/ your 100 year war, let alone the financial cost that we taxpayers and future generations have to bear.

    On a different note, this country can really use some help at this point.

    February 20, 2008 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  4. MichelleO

    Obama is AMAZING!!! I cannot wait to see him face The Big Snore McCain in a debate. I don't think McCain will know what hit him. He will probably get short tempered like Bill did earlier this week and just lose it. I am so looking forward to November. It looks like we have another JFK vs. Nixon in the making.

    Obama 08

    February 20, 2008 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
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