June 18th, 2008
12:55 PM ET
15 years ago

McCain launches first Facebook application


Facebook users who add the McCain campaign's new application to their profiles can watch a video tour of the Straight Talk Expess campaign bus. Photo credit: John McCain 2008/www.facebook.com.

(CNN) – John McCain’s campaign has launched its first official Facebook application. Dubbed “Campaign Cribs: The Straight Talk Express,” the new tool allows users to watch Davis White, the director of the McCain camp’s advance team, as he gives a video tour of the presumptive Republican nominee’s campaign bus.

The launch of McCain’s application on one of the Web’s dominant social networking sites comes one day after presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama crossed a Facebook milestone – by signing up his one millionth supporter on the site.

In the 18 months since Obama began his presidential bid, his campaign’s Facebook application and other uses of social networking media have been credited with helping build an online bond between the Illinois senator and his younger supporters.

Obama currently has around 1,004,000 supporters signed up on Facebook and McCain has about 147,000 supporters on the social networking site.

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soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Bishop

    If McCain would have stopped trying to "get at" Obama on petty stuff and focused on how he is going to champagne against the rock star "Gene" Barack "Simons", or the Internet guru "Bill" Obama "Gates", or even "Martin" Obama "King Jr" he could have more supporters. But once again McCain shows another shared trait of Pres. Bush – PROCRASTINATION...

    June 18, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  2. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    You go McCain, Hillary is trying her best to help you with her supporters. Sometimes the older you become the slower you get.

    June 18, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
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