April 9th, 2008
03:17 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain: Bush should 'keep his options open' on Olympics

The McCain campaign has weighed in on Hillary Clinton's call for President Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies of this year's Olympic Games in Beijing.

"Senator McCain believes the President should evaluate the situation as it evolves, and ought to keep his options open," Brooke Buchanan, McCain's traveling press secretary, told CNN. "He continues to condemn the brutal oppression that the Chinese inflicted on the Tibetans and protestors around the world."

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soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Proud American

    Barack votes "present" on Olympics issue!

    April 9, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  2. Michael, Canada

    President Bush should attend the opening ceremonies. The olympics should not be used to issue political statements. This is a time to celebrate athletics. btw, how come Americans are not protesting the Israeli occupation of Palestine? Can anyone spell hypocrite?

    April 9, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  3. obama is a liar

    hey Wisconsin, he's probably waiting for his racist reverend to give him some advice on this.
    The Olympics never should have been awarded to China. I agree that Bush should sit out the opening and closing ceremonies. Just like most of the other world leaders are.
    It's up to the athletes individually to either attend or boycott.

    April 9, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
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