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. Democrats Unite!!!

    Another example of him losing his bearings!

    Enjoy the peaceful life of a US senator... The presidency is no job for an old man... Seriously...

    June 23, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. mCBUSH

    mccain is sickm in the head. Obama 08 i think mccains should quit

    June 23, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    a low hanging door? what was he driving? a GO KART?

    June 23, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Frank

    Fear mongering about skin cancer. Who wrote this Democrat slanted bit. Shame.

    June 23, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. @everyamericans

    How appropriate?! McBush will be a band-aid president; he lacks a real fix to the economy, the mortgage crisis and high gas prices.

    It's interesting to note that smaller cars tends to use less oil; but BIG OIL MAN McSHAME is ONLY USED TO DRIVING IN BIG CARS and CALLING FOR DRILL, DRILL, DRILL FOR OIL; same excuse for going into IRAQ!!!!

    McShame next bump will be seeing him out of the race kaput!

    this old twig dont have a clue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 23, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. bill for barack

    Hits his head on the car roof.
    Wants to give a 300 million dollar prize for someone to invent a car battery,
    (maybe the two are related. how hard did he hit his head, anyway ?)
    This is real presidential material all right.

    June 23, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  7. The Federalist

    And cue snarky, snide adolescent comments... NOW!

    June 23, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  8. Brian

    Please vote for Barr...... this guy might fall unconscious the first time he gets out of Marine 1.

    June 23, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. Carol, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Does this mean Senator McCain hit the ceiling?

    June 23, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  10. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    This Disqualifies Mccain As President! I Was Going To Vote For Him But Not Now! Now Im Gonna Vote For Obama!

    June 23, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  11. jen

    OBAMA / HAGEL vs MR MAGOO / ELMER FUDD (Lieberman)

    June 23, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. saga for Obama

    if he cant even get out of a car without hurting himself how will he lead our nation without hurting us?

    i wonder if his universal health care covered the hospital bill

    June 23, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  13. Independent LAWYER for Obama

    Be nice to McCain! We've all done some clumsy things before...

    Just because you don't like his politics, you don't have to be nasty about him bumping his head.

    June 23, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  14. saga for Obama

    if he cant even get out of a car without hurting himself how will he lead our nation without hurting us?

    i wonder if his universal health care covered the hospital bill. God help us, we can not have another Republican term

    June 23, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  15. Brian

    Wow he even flip flops on how he hurt his head:

    “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.

    June 23, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  16. What?

    This guy is falling apart.

    June 23, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  17. Joe Cool

    Please be careful, senator

    We want you healthy enough to take your whipping in November!

    June 23, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. Louis

    With his wife's wealth to be squandered around, he has travelled only in Limo's. What would he know about small cars.

    So out of touch of what people want.

    June 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  19. James from Toronto

    Poor old frog, you're bumping your messed-up heard against everything. Cars, serious issues, wars, oils drilling... Why can't the GOP get an other candidate? Do they think this guy will last up to November? I guess he is bumping the casket next time.

    June 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  20. What if?

    So McCain finally explain his many memory loss.....he was getting out of the car in Canada and I hit the roof a tiny bit.

    June 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    I Was Going To Vote Mccain But Not After He Bumped His Head! We Should All Vote For Obama Now! He Doesnt Bump His Head!

    June 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. Makeshift

    Does a bump on the head really need bandaids? How is this man supposed to be president when he needs bandaids from a bump on the head? John McWeakling needs to retire.

    June 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  23. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    Band-Aids on his head....similar to the band-aids in his head. America needs more than band-aids.

    June 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. Lighten up

    JEEZ People!!! Lighten up.. Hittin'your head HURTS! I supplose you people have never or are never going to suffer this misfortune.

    Obama '08

    June 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. ALLBAMALLTHETIME

    I am not a McCain support–but this is really a stupid post. SO WHAT that the man snapped his head against the roof of a car or against it tiny little doors...he is getting old and is not agile or use to tiny cars...LEAVE HIS STUNTS OUT OF THE NEWS. Geesh!

    June 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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