July 9th, 2008
09:34 AM ET
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Preston on politics


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(CNN) - In this latest installment of “Preston on Politics,” Nicolle Wallace, a senior advisor to Sen. John McCain, talks about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s political strategy, as well as what distinguishes him from President Bush.

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  1. Jose Card - Independent

    Senator McCain is very, very different from President Bush so he was not included in his cabinet. He has strongly voiced his objections to some Bush appointments or policies in the past 7 years. McCain's critiques against Secretary Rumsfeld's Iraq handling since 2004 are solid proof of how different he is from President Bush.

    July 9, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  2. Cynthia Proffitt

    In Denver yesterday, outside of McCain's townhall meeting and on public property, McCain's camp had the police confiscate a 60 year old woman's sign, which read, "McCain=Bush." Then, the McCain camp had the police issue the woman a ticket and a court date of July 23.

    (See MSNBC Keith Olbermann's July 8 show for details.)

    McCain's camp is guilty of stripping this woman of her Freedom of Speech. Why no daytime coverage? You all focus, at nauseam, about Obama's family interview, Obama's faux flip/flop on Iraq, and no mention of this woman's Freedom of Speech being yanked from her on public property at the behest of John McCain's camp?

    It is outrageous that McCain stipped this woman of her Constitutional right of Freedom of Speech.

    July 9, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  3. Von Bismark Vienna

    This is what distinguishes them:
    -Their love for war
    -their high taste for arab blood
    -their high taste for iraqi oil whence their wild dream of turning Iraq into their private park paved with the skulls of innocent Americans.


    July 9, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. Johnny Mac is bad cheese gone worse

    Nice try, Preston, but you can't sell the 5% difference between Grampy and Bush as anything resembling "maverick" (which by the way, is an outdated model of car of yesteryear that belongs in the junk heap). Keep tryin' to sell that lemon of a candidate as anything other than what he is – plain old defective merchandise no matter how you package it.

    July 9, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  5. Ernestine,Germantown,TN

    All women who are pregnant with little baby boys,

    they belong to John McCain. They are going to WAR!

    Who knows how they will come back to you.

    July 9, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. Chris from NY

    “John McCain doesn’t always tell us what we ‘hope’ to hear,” an announcer says. “Beautiful words cannot make our lives better. But a man who has always put his country and her people before self, before politics, can. Don’t ‘hope’ for a better life. Vote for one.”

    Mc Cain says he is the better life. How selfish can that be. He is the one who's been telling people what he thinks they need to hear. Obama has been cosistent and taking the heat where he may.

    July 9, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  7. SteveO

    McBush will continue the failed policies of the worst president in the history of our great nation. If he were be elected our country/economy would collapse. I'm scared, very scared.

    July 9, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  8. usa

    mccain is george bush in 40 years.

    July 9, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  9. California Gold

    McCain's entire campaign is (1) critique Obama and try to undermine his highly successful campaign and popular support, and (2) distinguish himself from the wildly unpopular President Bush. But the fact is the more he scrambles along these 2 paths the deeper a hole he digs for himself.

    And the amazing truth is he doesn't see this occurring! What an empty vessel.

    July 9, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  10. Rick

    It'll be fun to watch Obama staying up late on election night waiting for the results of states 51-57. What a moron.

    July 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. Carl from MI

    McCain USED to be very different from Dubya... today, not so much. McCain didn't used to be a textbook Repuglican... today, he's the poster grandparent!! Really... he's become that which he opposed back in '00. It's amazing what Repuglicans will do to get elected. Watch and see all of the same recycled dirty tricks they will try to pull on Obama just to get McCain elected. Poor Swiftboaters... they don't have a Vet to slander this time around. It sucks to be them.

    July 9, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  12. Nom Deplume

    Folks say that Obama will be a Carter 2nd Term.

    That's incorrect. Carter was FAR more qualified than Obama when he took office, and was willing to ACT in the Iran hostage crisis. It was simply that a long-neglected military wasn't up to the task.

    And lets not forget that Carter strengthened the dollar by appointing inflation hawk Volcker who raised interest rates to the stratosphere. Obama has signaled that he would want dollar intervention and raising interest rates is how you get there.

    Obama as a second Clinton Term??? We should be so lucky.

    July 9, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  13. BUSHED!!!!

    what distinguishes him (McWar)from President Bush...... AGE!

    July 9, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  14. AJP Richardson, TX

    He is still a Republican, the party of evil!!!!

    July 9, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  15. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    McCain is ready to bomb Iran just like Bush did with Iraq and then turn around and say he is best for our security. Bush is an idiot and McCain is twice an idiot.

    July 9, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  16. Emma, San Jose, CA

    McCain is so much like Bush despite his attempt at disguising himself as a non-Bush type of guy. As so many of us have said, he is out of touch with the times. Could we really trust him not to abuse the power of the presidency as Bush did?

    July 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  17. Debra Austin, Texas

    The difference between McCain and Bush? About 20 years.

    July 9, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  18. Chris

    If he is so great now, why didn’t all you McCain supporters put him in office in back in 01?

    July 9, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  19. Phil in KC

    Discussing the differences between Bush and McCain? That should be a VERY short segment.

    July 9, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. Me

    The only thing I can think of that distinguishes them from one another is that at least Bush wouldn't dump a woman just because she was crippled and marry a rich chick in her place.

    July 9, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. Vig

    I think Bush and McCain are very different people. Their histories and life stories are very different. McCain has character. Bush is a character.

    July 9, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  22. Bob Stephens

    The only thing that separates McCain and Bush is that their names are different. Now I see the both of them are starting to beat the war drums again like they did prior to 'Shock and Awe" .........

    July 9, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  23. Larry "Hussein" Sinclair

    Why were three openly gay members of Obama's church killed?

    July 9, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. OOPS!!!

    NotFallingInLine.org.....Maybe Barry Bam Bam can go to Iran and give a speech and the sky will open and the light will come down and celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know what we should do.........That's why Hillary is at the HOUSE singing where did go wrong!!!

    July 9, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
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