June 29th, 2008
01:25 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain's Straight Talk Express grows wings

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Straight Talk Express - perhaps the most visible symbol of Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign - is taking to the skies.

The Republican Party's presumptive nominee will unveil his new campaign airplane on Monday: a Boeing 737-400.

The aircraft shares its name with McCain's ever-present campaign bus, which has been a staple of the candidate's 2000 and 2008 campaigns.

The 95-seat plane - with seats for the candidate, his staffers and the press - has the "Straight Talk Express" logo emblazoned on its fuselage.

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  1. Tom in Houston

    I hope his Flip-Flop Express keeps going up and up and never lands again

    June 29, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. Peter E

    If you think you're being clever and are making an argument by callling McCain McSame, McBush, McWar, Mc(insert insulting word here) how about you consider the following:
    Obaflip-flop! Obalies! Obahate! Obasurrender! Obatax! Obaspend!

    See? It's not an argument. Name-calling is just childish and disrespectful. You aren't helping your own candidate (Obama) gain more votes by your insert-Mc-in-front-of-words and your thinking that it makes any sense.

    June 29, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. Peter E

    Vote Ron Paul! Change you can TRUST in!

    June 29, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. New York

    hahahahahaha mccain is funny i love comedy. straight Talk no man straigh lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahhaa mccain leave politics become an actor on comedy channel. empty bottel

    June 29, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  5. TonyInKentucky

    The Senator may now flip/flop at a considerable percentage of the speed of sound. Clearly, this plane wasn't for quicker travel on the stump but a measure to catch up with old flips as soon as a new flop comes to mind.

    See McCain has an idea a minute!!!
    It's too bad they usually fail to take things like logic, common knowledge, or physics into account.

    June 29, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. ET from OMAHA

    I Hope he doesn't fly the "AIR FLIP FLOP EXPRESS" full of WMD and drop that on Ahmadinedjad house in Iran to start WW3.

    June 29, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. Pat M

    I'd say that's alot of American Tax Dollars for what could be in jeopardy of a False Advertising Law Suit ! HAHA

    Up Up and Away John ! Be sure to take a parachute and ensure your pilot's radar is set for friendly terriotory!

    June 29, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  8. bill

    Dammit, we NEED McCain. The last Democratic President we had, all he brought was prosperity and peace. Who wants THAT??

    Seriously. If you like Bush, you'll like McCain.

    June 29, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
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