March 26th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
15 years ago

McCain's golden opportunity


McCain sees an opening as his Democratic rivals continue to fight it out. (Getty Images)

Chula Vista, CALIFORNIA (CNN) - While the Democratic presidential candidates are duking it out on the campaign trail, Sen. John McCain is trying to fill up his campaign coffers. But some supporters fear he's not making the most of his time.

Just back from his eighth trip to Iraq, McCain returned to the campaign trail Monday in Chula Vista,California, with last week's words from Osama bin Laden in hand.

"He urged Palestinians and people of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to - quote - 'help and support the mujahadeen brothers in Iraq, which is greatest opportunity and the biggest task,' " McCain said.

It's proof, he argued, that Democrats are dead wrong about the war in Iraq.

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- CNN's Dana Bash

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Cattle

    Clinton is a pathological lier and Obama is a closet commie and a racist. Way to go Dems, your making my choice tough.

    March 26, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  2. A REAL American

    Well then, Fred– hasta la vista, baby.... we don't need you here anyway!

    March 26, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. stag

    Hey Bob Stephens...

    Also scary..Hillary thought she was shot at (liar, liar) and and BHO can not remember when he was in "church" (liar, liar).

    March 26, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. Doug "McCain"

    A. Wolf, Boston wrote:
    "neocons, corpocons, and theocons are out in full force to continue the status quo."

    I think the Decepticons are on board as well...

    March 26, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Rob CA

    How did Senator McCain arrive to his conclusion that what this country needs is another "War President"?! We don't, we really, really don't!
    It is an economy,,, um...Senator!

    March 26, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  6. kathleen "a typical white person" for OBAMA/EDWARDS 2008

    ALL Employer Benefits-Gone
    S.S.- Gone
    Unemployment -Gone
    Tax Cuts for Rich-2 Billion more than now.
    Health Care-Employer don't pay. You Pay. With your measly raise.


    March 26, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. GL

    Not making the most of his time... I doubt he even knows what time it is without someone whispering it in his ear.

    March 26, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  8. Edgar - Orlando, Florida

    Kathleen an Obama/Edwards ticket is like a Kerry/Edwards ticket. Do I need to say more.

    If you prefer Obama/Richardson think again because Obama is a Jimmy Carter type!

    McCain/Romney ticket will balance it out and help America get back on track!

    March 26, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. A


    March 26, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. mimi de la cruz

    Mcwar needs to reimburse us for trip.

    March 26, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. HP Boston

    The only thing golden about McCain is that he is just celebrating his GOLDEN YEARS!!

    March 26, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  12. RealityKing

    McCain has earned the right to be called President of the United States

    March 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  13. Uncle Sam

    John McCain's speech today on foreign policy will be an eye-opener for Democrats and Republicans.

    March 26, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. Tim in Canada

    In 2006, the oldest democratically ellected Leader ( Sir John Compton) was sworn in at 81 yrs old in St.lucia, he died less than a year later. This is a very stressful job.

    March 26, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  15. Dave

    Maybe Hillary can be McCain's veep.

    March 26, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. SPQR753

    John, John, John!!!!!

    How can you utter such load of nonsense??????

    March 26, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  17. Mike

    Golden opportunity for his golden years.

    March 26, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  18. kim portland, oregon

    this old, tired geezer is a fool, i cant even believe he's the republican nominee.

    he's as "presidential" as the idiot buffoon whose cheek he kisses!!!

    why on earth would anybody vote for more of the same?

    March 26, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. jd

    Mc Cain, please retire. Obama/08

    March 26, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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