June 23rd, 2008
03:10 PM ET
15 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. Bishop

    Brian for a Patriot – apparently Bri you make over $250,000...huh?

    June 23, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Heather

    God, who gives a you-know-what. I so don't want to look at him for the next four years.

    June 23, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  3. Anita from Arizona

    Be careful next time, McCain. Get well soon. No offense, but this isn't a story worthy of the Political Ticker. Issues people, Issues.....

    June 23, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. fight the liberal media!

    Yeah thats funny stupid liberals , make fun of the man because he has cancer! jerks

    June 23, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. Carol

    Why do so many people seize every opportunity to belittle a decent human being. Is this how you think you can win? Do you feel that by trashing the opponent every time he stumbles or opens his mouth, it will somehow make your guy miraculously appear to be qualified for the most important job in the world?

    June 23, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. David Goldman for OBAMA





    June 23, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  7. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    It is a good thing McCain is not a democrat. The democrats should be drivng or be ferried around only in vehicles that get greater than 35 mpg. (ie Yaris)

    June 23, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. Dusacre

    Grand Pa McCain,

    I hope you heal soon.

    Please come back home to play with the grand children.

    June 23, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  9. Travis_bdboy (in Canada

    It's cancer showing up again, but he's going to blame it on a low roof....another lie.

    June 23, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. At least there is nothing of significance up there

    I don't buy it ... who needs band-aids 3 days later from bumping their head on a car roof, or was it a car door? I mean, any healthy person doesn't need band-aids 3 days later for a small (alleged) contusion. He was in Canada 3 days ago ... if its still bleeding, he should see a dr about getting stitches.

    June 23, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  11. Rea

    In the Chicago Tribune today: June 23 2008
    Obama made an outrageous statement:

    He meant it as a joke, but when Barack Obama recently parodied a famous line from "The Untouchables" he also dredged up the reputation of his longtime home as a place that is rough, raw and unlikely to breed reform.

    "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," Obama said during a Philadelphia fundraiser, explaining the Chicago-style approach to hard-nosed politics.

    Obama is risky and scary.

    June 23, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  12. Marshall

    Why? Why is this news?

    June 23, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  13. Rick in Florida

    Its really a bruise from a BOOMERANG which came back to hit him in the head, after one of his many, many, many FLIP-FLOPS!!

    June 23, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  14. Carol, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Here's the spin to make him heroic:

    Senator McCain, while aggressively campaigning in Canada, was in an auto accident. Despite injury to himself, he bravely and selflessly rescued the driver from the confines of the compact(ed) car. Despite great danger to himself, this man showed valor and leadership. This is a candidate who has faced terror, squared off with terrorists and walked away victorious with only minor injuries.

    That's how this will resurface in about October.

    June 23, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  15. CNN loves Hillary

    Poor Grandpa Munster!!

    June 23, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  16. Chris

    What was Michael Jackon's excuse for bandages?

    Something sounds fish... I want to see photos/video of him hitting his head – or it never happened!

    June 23, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  17. TAHARI in CT 4 OBAMA

    So will the bump to the head now reverse his reversals and bring back the moderate John McCain?? Or will we be picking up the pieces from all his bumps for another 4yrs.

    Obama 08!

    June 23, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  18. Bishop

    Jimmy from the Bronx – GOOD CATCH!!!!

    June 23, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  19. Nick

    This article gets 110 comments already, but no one commented on the Barr story or others that are relevent and could have an impact on the election and our future. Please read other articles and contribute something meaningful. Every comment seems to be generic comments using the name McBush, McSame, McShame, etc. or about how Obama is a turncoat. Comment about issues, and put some thought into them, rather then spouting talking points from your favorite candidate, party, or pundit. Thanks.

    June 23, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  20. Todd


    June 23, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. Montana is Obama Country


    I think McOLD was having an IDEA was trying to pop out... but as a good little conservative he put it back.. (hence bandaids)..


    June 23, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  22. David in Chicago

    Did you know that in France, they have free healthcare and free public transportation for everyone? Here's the kicker, they have lower taxes and their minimum wage amounts to $15/hour USD. They also have a longer average lifespan. Just like our public school system here.. we DEMAND our children are educated yet.. we don't demand our government keep us healthy... what are we doing?

    June 23, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  23. John

    Are we going to scrutinize every little flaw of every person? There is way too much information available way too fast for an immature species to bear. The Internet might be the end of us all.

    June 23, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  24. Dylan

    Please CNN, post a comment that doesn't hinge on Sen. Mccain's age or an unclever play on his name.

    If it was a low hanging door, it means that the ceiling came down low, not a contradiction.

    Moreover, he has secret service because he is the presidential nominee, not bc he is a senator. He actually has been vocal about not wanting the secret service.

    The bandaid is on the top of his head not on his eye.

    Not a news story, just a way for some writers agenda to be pushed.

    June 23, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  25. Anita from Arizona

    It was a back hand string executed in perfect form for this professional flip flopper.

    June 23, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
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