May 27th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama hits McCain for fundraising with Bush

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama Tuesday continued
his efforts to tag John McCain as a candidate with ideas no different than President Bush's.

The Illinois senator highlighted McCain's scheduled Tuesday evening closed-press fundraiser, where Bush and the presumptive Republican nominee will appear together.

"No cameras, no reporters, and we all know why," Obama said. "Sen. McCain doesn't want to be seen, hat in hand, with the president whose failed policies he promises to continue for another four years. Now the question for the American people is do we want to continue George Bush's policies?"

To this, the crowd promptly answered, "no."

Obama, though, isn't completely in the clear himself when it comes to private fundraisers. The "bitter" controversy int he wake of Pennsylvania's primary contest stemmed from comments the White House hopeful made at a closed-door event in San Francisco April 6.

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soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Chamorrita60

    McCain is nothing but a "chicken head". He spews he's a "straight talk express", but we find out that's nothing but a joke. He's got his Chief Advisor, Charlie Black who worked for some of the worlds worst dictators. AND now he wants us to believe he's NOT another BUSH. McCain doesn't want to be "seen" with BUSH but yet he's all over Bush when he needs money and when he pushed for the WAR, etc.

    McCain = Bush!!! Beware!!

    May 27, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  2. KE

    We all contradict ourselves but some people do it all the time. Obama is one of them.

    Thanks to the republicans who correct Obama immediately when he does.

    Obama has many uncles. I think he had Orish uncle too. And probably right he had an uncle who served in the red army.

    May 27, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. Peter

    McCain is feeding Obama more reasons why he is the WORST option in November. Keep on it McCain makes Obama's life easier. Go Obama!!!!

    Democrat '08!!!!!

    May 27, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  4. Joe Reed

    Bush and McCain are joined at the hips!

    May 27, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. Ophelia/FL

    Obama is not scared of McCain in anyway, Obama is going to give McCain one smack down after another! McCain would do better to keep it to the issues and not make this personal or he will be wooped very badly. WE DON'T WANT McCAIN!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. True

    By June 3rd it will all be over.

    Hillary should throw a party, get wasted, grow a beard and cry her eyes out like Al Gore did. Then get it together, work for the Obama administration as "Health Czar", be a champion for universal health care, write a book about it and win the Nobel Peace Prize.

    May 27, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. vic nashville,Tn

    G.W. Bush approval rate more than the Congress
    Do you no that Obama
    Hillary 08 or Mc Cain 08

    May 27, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  8. The O

    this is the same kind of secret meetings bush and dick had with the oil, and drug companies. So much for no lobbiest in the mccain white house. tear into him Obama. and expose his hypocracy


    BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  9. li

    If you are talking about Obama,then go ahead and talk about but here is abot fundraising with Bush

    May 27, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  10. K

    Obama is a hypocrit, a liar, a panderer......just like every other politician.

    May 27, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  11. John

    Rats love to nibble cheese behind closed doors! GET EM OBAMA!!!!!

    May 27, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  12. Godwin

    All that secrecy is not going to help McBush come November. He is making it increasingly easy for Obama to pin him to Bush. By the way, Obama looks great in that suit!

    May 27, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  13. Clinton/McCain

    What a hypocrite. Take a walk!

    May 27, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  14. Joseph Adewole

    There is a deal here....CONTINUE WITH MY THIRD TERM AGENDA AND I WILL SUPPORT YOU......This is not what should be allowed in America. McCain cannot lead a country in the forth world, if there is something like that; not to talk of leading America

    May 27, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |

    the devil and his great uncle mccain enough said their warmongers pull the sheet off their head obama

    May 27, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  16. Kelly, PA

    It's finally McCain's turn to be up against the ropes.

    May 27, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  17. USAF Staff Sergeant

    It's obvious McCain loves Bush and his policies. He's keeping cameras out because he knows 71% of America disapproves of Bush. I don't know who he thinks he's fooling by keeping cameras out. We all know what he's up to with Bush.

    May 27, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  18. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Didn't Michael Jackson write a song called "Keep It In The Closet?"

    That could be McCain and Bush's fundraising theme music! 🙂

    May 27, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  19. Richard

    As a long time republican in makes me sick to see John McCain "the maverick" mr "strait talk" coddle up to George W Bush who is the worst president we have ever had. I will be crossing party lines this election to help make sure McCain does not become president.

    Obama/Clinton 08

    May 27, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  20. Conservative Buyer- CA

    I love how McCain says he's promising more transparency and a more open White House; yet McCain can't even have an open dinner.

    This has got to be a glimpse in the amount of transparency and sun light in McCain's White House.

    May 27, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  21. sacto joe

    A vote for McCain is a vote for 4 more years of failed policy.

    May 27, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  22. Jerry

    Stay tuined. More surprises coming.

    May 27, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  23. Terry in Fl

    I guess Obama is buying democratic email addresses. I'm a Hillary supporter but Obama just asked me for money! Loser.

    May 27, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  24. JFK

    I am not as concered about McCain as I am about your ties to that racist church Mr Obama. Maybe that church should be investigated for its postings of Islamic material on its internal postings.

    May 27, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  25. Independent-Cuban-American-woman-voter-for-Obama

    Typical Republicans. Secret meetings, secret documents, secret..... what are they hiding? Or what are they afraid of? Plenty.

    That's right, Sen. Obama, a vote for McCain is a vote to continue the Bush legacy of war, lies, torture and bankrupting our nation!

    Those who would vote for McCain rather than vote for Sen. Obama, are either closet-Republicans or insane!

    Who wants to the failed policies of Bush continued? Only someone insane!

    May 27, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
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