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. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    Mccain Does Not Have The Coordination To Be President And This Article Proves It!

    June 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. WHO CARES

    MCSAME...... said the band-aids were merely a result of hitting his head on the roof of a car...........BECUZ LIEBERMAN was not around to tell which WAY is UP!!!!!!!!!

    June 23, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Alimi

    "Hit the roof" means uncontrollable anger. Does this have anything to do with his much talked about short temper?

    June 23, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    From sexism to ageism the media makes me sick.
    They will do to Mc Cain what they did to Hillary. They are what propelled Bambi It is time for us to demand substance and qualifications in our leaders. I may not agree with Mc Cain on every issue but at least I can trust that he would know how to handle his job and would not be negotiating with dictators.

    Enough is Enough with the liberal media.

    Hillary 2012

    June 23, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  5. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Truly moronic comment Miko. Should we say that if Obama is too stupid to bowl he's too stupid to be President? Is everything some vast right wing conspiracy? You Obama supporters need to get a life.

    June 23, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. Val, Atlanta, Ga

    Yea, RIGHT

    June 23, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    I hear a walker REALLY helps when you need to maintain balance...

    June 23, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. ANGIE

    did anyone see mccain get nasty with the news reporter and obama calls a reporter sweetie and your all over him mccain is really nasty as far as his head goes i think he needs more than band aids maybe a little mental disorder medication!!!!!!!!!

    June 23, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. Donna

    The impact must have been a bit more than a "tiny bit" for him to need band-aids...and why didn't he SEE the overhanging brush when he got to the car? and why didn't they pick him up from the curb instead of having him walk into tree branches?

    June 23, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. loribee

    If he can't get out of a car, how can he fix our economy??

    June 23, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    I hope he's okay. Don't want to see Mac go down like that.

    June 23, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. David Goldman for OBAMA

    HE SHOULD PUT A BAND-AID

    ON HIS LYING MOUTH.

    June 23, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. Tired of W, OH

    Looks like he's the one that could use one of those bicycling helmets that Obama was wearing.

    June 23, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. JVD

    WHY DID THE MEDIA STOP REPORTING ON OUR TROOPS CASUALTIES IN IRAQ????????? WE DON'T CARE ABOUT ALL THIS CRAPS; WE WANT THEM BACK HOME.

    June 23, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Tired of W, OH

    Are those the band-aids that he proposed for the oil shortage?

    June 23, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  16. Obama: Carter's 2nd Term

    This and the ticker about Obama's seal are news??????

    Come on CNN.

    June 23, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  17. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    OH LORD & THIS IS SOME PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT.

    THIS TIME HE FORGOT HE WAS IN THE CAR.

    TIME TO RETHINK IT.

    June 23, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. Tired of W, OH

    He should get one of those little shriner cars to drive around. No roof.

    June 23, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  19. Peachy Keen

    Gees, you're barely five feet tall. How do u hit your head on a Lincoln. You are REALLY getting old.

    June 23, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  20. NoMcSame

    Still having trouble getting out of a car after all these years. Did the model T's have more space when you got out of them McSame or is it that you rode horses for too many years in the calvilry.
    Obama08

    June 23, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  21. nate

    I thought they were there to keep his brains from leaking out.

    June 23, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  22. Phil, FL

    Hey – check older pictures – some dark spot was there before.

    Hope the door took care of that so no surgery is required !!!!

    June 23, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  23. Jessica in IL

    Wow, slow news day?

    June 23, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  24. proud army and navy mom

    if this had been Sen Obama with the bandages, mcbush would have put out a press statement and had a telephone interview stating that this is the reason he cannot be trusted...."it calls to question his judgment, if you can get out of a car with doing bodily harm, how can he run the country"

    That's how ridiculous Mcbush sounds every time Obama utters a word.

    June 23, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  25. Internet Argument Winner

    Mr. McCain, I have an old lacrosse helmet laying around.... let me know.

    June 23, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
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