July 26th, 2008
03:15 PM ET
13 years ago

McCain hosts GOP allies at his Arizona cabin

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(CNN) - Sen. John McCain, who spent the week criticizing Sen. Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East and Europe, will host several top Republicans at his cabin outside Sedona, Arizona, later Saturday.

As many as 75 people are expected to attend a barbeque.

CNN's Dana Bash reported earlier this week that attendees would receive meetings and briefings from staff, including campaign manager Rick Davis, Saturday morning at a nearby Sedona resort where most will stay.

McCain often uses his creek-side cabin to hold intimate political events in a relaxed setting. He told reporters he hosted there this spring that making ribs on his large grill is one of his only means of relaxation.

A few months ago he hosted a group that included several would-be running mates - including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

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soundoff (92 Responses)
  1. Shahed Ali

    If John McCain wins the election I think there will be no america it will go down the drain look at our economy in past 8 years so we as american people if want to save our country we need to make sure Obama wins and runs the country for next 8 years

    July 26, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  2. DOH!

    Ah yes.......I little BBQ at one of his EIGHT homes....whoop de doo.....

    July 26, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  3. Ken

    Cabin?? You can't fit 75 Republicans in a cabin.

    July 26, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  4. Will-South Dakota

    McBush cronies all sitting around the campfire wondering what to do about the black guy.

    July 26, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  5. Will, NJ

    Yeeeehaw McCain! Show them just what a party a man with $100 million can throw!

    July 26, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. Is this NEWS????

    CNN John McCain spent the Week criticizing Senator Obama trip to Middle East will host a Barbeque -75 people are expected to attend
    he said making Ribs is one his only means of relaxation.you need to Relax at the Born Again Christian Church .......to rid yourself of all the hatred you displayed this week .......You Old GOAT !!!

    July 26, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. P.J

    I wish I could afford to have a bbq

    July 26, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  8. P.J

    I wish I could afford to have a bbq. I can't even buy gas.

    July 26, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  9. robert bock

    sen: mccain
    you need to talk about what we need to do gas prices more drilling
    more coal, more shale drilling that will get the people with you and you will be the next pesident

    stop talking so much about the war people are sick of the war.

    July 26, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  10. WHO CARES!!!!!

    McCain- making ribs on the Grill is his only means of Relaxation
    I don't know how you sleep at Night you Old Fart!!!

    July 26, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  11. Monica, Texas

    We know McCain it's the weekend and you do not work on the weekend....

    July 26, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  12. California Gold

    McCain finally hit on a way to get people to attend his gatherings: feed them bar-be-que.

    July 26, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  13. OH WELL!!!!!

    Who Cares!

    July 26, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  14. Pookie

    Well John, that's what you get for suggesting that Obama should go overseas. Anymore bright ideas?

    July 26, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  15. ex republican

    Think that they will talk about the OIL SPILL that happened in the Gulf? Obama should be pressing this point.

    McCANE didn't even MENTION the oil spill!!!! What kind of leader doesn't mention an environmental disaster? The media is doing a great job covering this story up so mcCANE looks better. Its sad.....

    July 26, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  16. CBH

    I see that Senator McCain is at his cabin planning his next Obama smear. I really wish Sen McCain would talk about something besides what Sen Obama is doing. How is he planning to fix the economy? What is his plan for health care, social security, immigration etc... I am tired on "I got you politics". Same tired GOP message.


    July 26, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  17. Godson

    I'll vote for McCain if he guarantees to declare weekends work-free with pay, free Viagra for all men, and abolish birth control for women, that's how God intended it to be, let's multiply and compete with China, if we can equal them in number, then we can refuse to pay them our debts and take on them one-on-one, with Mccain in front, heard he knows how to win wars, and probably fist-fights.

    July 26, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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