June 23rd, 2008
03:10 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain says band-aids the result of hitting car roof

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/23/art.mccainbandaid.cnn.jpg caption=" McCain said Monday he hit his head on the roof of a car during his recent trip to Canada."](CNN) – John McCain hit the campaign trail Monday with two band-aids on the top of his head, leading a reporter to ask the Arizona senator why he was wearing them.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who has battled skin cancer in the past, said the band-aids were merely a result of hitting his head on the roof of a car.

“I was getting out of the car in Canada and I hit the roof a tiny bit, and the car was much smaller than the one I'm usually being ferried around in by the beloved Secret Service."

"It was a brush with a low hanging door," McCain also said.


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  1. Bill in Virginia

    Yeah, right.

    McCain's people are doing their best to hide the true nature of his health.

    June 23, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Ian

    That's even worse than what I originally thought.

    June 23, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Blake

    Another reason McCain is not really green, he has never ridden in a smaller car than a Ford Excursion.

    June 23, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. Sunshine from University of Florida

    This is too easy.LOL

    June 23, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. ProundToBeRepublican

    Is he telling the truth? you should ask him under oath.

    June 23, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. Jimmy from the Bronx

    Now this is real news!
    Were they domestic or imported Band-Aids...Hey where is his flag pin?

    June 23, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  7. charles

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.realy?

    June 23, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. USAF Staff Sergeant

    Oh... so now the old guy is running into doors. Got to be careful, those things can jump out at you without warning.

    June 23, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  9. Broad street buddy

    Old man yells at cloud!!

    June 23, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  10. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Maybe someone tried to put a brain inside of his head.

    June 23, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  11. Ron L

    Most insides of car are either covered with cloth or have NO sharp edges. AND how do you run your EYE into it in the first place. Should not the contact be closer to the top of your head??
    I AM NOT BUYING IT!!

    June 23, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  12. Katrinka in KC

    I can't even imagine what will happen if he's lying and he has had new skin cancer cells removed...

    June 23, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  13. cheryl

    I can't wait to see what late night comedians have to say about this incident.....

    June 23, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Raghu

    McCain says band-aids the result of hitting car roof
    Posted: 03:10 PM ET

    WOW! Whatever Ticker message will come next?

    Clinton says fingernail loss the result of losing the primary season
    Obama says cut the result of being emo...

    OBAMA '08

    June 23, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. cheryl

    He hit the roof when he heard Obama was talking to women in New Mexico, ouch! No punt intended, not.....

    June 23, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Raghu

    I'm usually being ferried around in by the beloved Secret Service." Some luxury 'eh Senator?

    June 23, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. Sharon Minnesota

    CNN needs more than a bandaid to heal the wounds they've inflicted on the American public with this silly story. I'll bet Barack Obama has had a couple of owwies too, why don't we hear about his hangnail's??

    June 23, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Miko Kansas City

    Sounds fishy to me!! This man is NOT to be trusted!! If he is not smart enough to get in and out of a car, he is not smart enough to run the country! He's lying!!

    June 23, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. CW4Barak

    This is tooo easy:

    He hit his head when he learnt Obama was running 15 points ahead of him.

    He hit his head when Obama slammed his oil drilling flip flop.

    He hit his when his vertigo kicked in when he leaned backwards too much from.

    He and Cindy were fighting....again.

    He's too old and old people stumble and fall a lot.

    Need I go on. All in all, I hope when he hit his head he came to his senses!

    June 23, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  20. Ellie in Aurora, CO

    The jokes write themselves! LOL

    June 23, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. Connie

    It just shows how the Canadians are more conservative than the USA. If McBush wants to show how he is trying to help the American people with the gas prices , he should ask for smaller cars. OBAMA / ? 08

    Connie from Indiana

    June 23, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. Bill from Oklahoma

    I can't believe his . Mccain the flip flopper can not keep from from flopping. He says it was the roof of the car and flops and says it was a low hanging door. He just can't help himself.

    June 23, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. Bosnian Sniper?

    Doh??? When every voter is concerned with his age , now the old man is trying to do himself??

    Hmm, this is is why the re-Publicans need to pose as "anti-Obamas" in bloggs like this 1 , to deceive easy dems, they know the Illinois Sen is gonna make history, like he did in the primaries, no matter what !!!!!!!!!!! Operation PUMA 's in CHAOS . Get smart !

    Yes we can if we go dems

    June 23, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. Dan, MA

    Next week's headline: Pres. Bush stubs big toe.

    June 23, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  25. Concerned Democrat

    Hope you are okay Mr. McCain. I bumped my head on an open kitchen cabinet door and those things do not give an inch.

    My vote goes to Obama but still, sir, I empathize.

    June 23, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
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