June 11th, 2008
09:42 AM ET
14 years ago

After bad press, McCain goes back to town-halls

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/11/art.mccain1.ap.jpg caption="The green background behind McCain during recent speeches has drawn criticism."](CNN) - Following a harsh press assessment of John McCain's recent formal speeches delivered before a teleprompter, the Arizona senator is returning to a format in which he is decidedly more comfortable.

McCain is slated to hold a town-hall with voters in Philadelphia Wednesday and hold town halls with voters for the rest of the week. McCain’s event in Philadelphia was originally planned to be a scripted speech, but the campaign scrapped those plans after a wave of harsh critiques over a bright green screen that backed him last Tuesday, and the stiffness of his delivery when using a teleprompter.

Watch why the green screen was scrapped

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soundoff (280 Responses)
  1. election watcher

    Anyone else here ever watch those treasure hunter shows?
    Obama is like a flashy new gift box in the store window that contains nothing but worthless trinkets.
    McCain is more like the weather worn trunk in the attic which contains treasure.

    June 11, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. noracist

    Obama is promising us things he doesn’t have, or can’t control. He sounds so ridiculous talking, that many people are turning off the TV saying, “You got to be kidding”.
    Obama turned election campaign in a comedy. The day of voting I have two options.
    Vote for John McCain, or
    Go Fishing.

    June 11, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. Annette

    Can't wait to see and hear him talk with the real folks that matter. This is a person with all that experience gain over the years, you know, has a lot of explaining to do. Because a lot of what we are experiencing right now, was on his watch as a senator. McCain needs to be held accountable for his 95% of the time voting against some of the same issues, you folks are upset with and he says he is for. We need an explanation.

    June 11, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |

    Why is it that Obama can get bashed by Hillary and McCain supporters simultaneously and incessantly ...... But when we Obama supporters fight BACK... (the key word being.... BACK)...

    Obama defenders are the ones labled (by these same attackers)...

    as bashing their candidate.... or nasty... or whatever....

    I just thought every once-in-a-while, a RATIONAL question out to be thrown in the mix of all of this non-stop hating...

    June 11, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  5. Independent (Ex-Democrat) in Iowa

    Veteran For Obama:

    Dude, you really need to come up with a better name than 'Clintonites'. LOL

    Obamabot was very original and true.

    It's like something out of a horror flick...zombies walking with their hands out saying over and over "Yes we can".

    What if?:

    Your racist comment is pathetic. The 90% of the black vote went to Obama – are they racist because the didn't vote Hillary? I don't think so...but when the roles are reversed you play that card.

    Obama attended a radical anti-white church for 20 years. It didn't affect his zombie base one bit. Now, if Hillary attended a KKK church (god forbid) for 20 years, then said she didn't realize it's message was a negative one, she would be been pulled over the coals – no excuse would be acceptable and I would be one not to accept it. There would be riots on the streets. Believe me.

    Racism is a part of this race but you need to point your finger in another direction.

    June 11, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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