August 16th, 2008
09:23 PM ET
11 years ago

Crowley: McCain seems to be winning over the crowd

LAKE FOREST, California (CNN) - McCain seems to be doing well if you judge by the crowd. Asked about his most gut-wrenching decision, he talked about refusing the Viet Cong's offer to release him from captivity out of order (the one who had been there the longest is supposed to be released first.) McCain, offered release because he was the son of an Admiral, said no. He just called it the most gut-wrenching but best decision he ever made.

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  1. Electress

    I just about choked up when he talked about the Heartbreak Hotel years, and that moment with the cross written in sand........both the guard and the prisoner aware of Jesus in that moment. Even though he live within those walls for years, those times at Christmas, those
    pow's were together in spirit, it took a lot of prayers, a lot of prayers.

    How wonderful that God has answered his prayers, and he
    his purpose tonight was to tell this story!

    August 17, 2008 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  2. Becky Montgomery

    It was gut wrenching to hear him shamelessly use the POW stories to sidestep the questions. He seems unable to relate to anything but war and the military. Is that what we want?

    August 17, 2008 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  3. mel

    McCain, does not send messages but the news media does. Crowley,Schneider and news media send the messages. You
    have been More negative Obama as the convention is near. The
    media is the message to hurt Obama by bad press. For 6 weeks
    we have seen what is happening,we are not stupid and the voter
    know what wrong.The war is not the answer to solution that crisis
    is real and want go away with war,ours situation local issues,job,
    mortgages,gas,low wage can't keep up with rising cost.Most rich
    companies or individuals have 3 to 4 homes,private jet and purchase
    anything they want and their kids and grandkids,but a poor person
    struggles continuely because are the who is building this country.

    August 17, 2008 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  4. Alec in NE

    Of course. It was in a church, moderated by a pastor, with questions about faith (or as Warren termed it, "world views"). Was anyone really surprised that the republican candidate got the support of the religious right audience?

    August 17, 2008 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  5. Doug Maloney

    When John McCain praised John Lewis as one of the leaders he most admired, I wonder if he knew that John Lewis was the first congressman to call for the impeachment of President Bush?

    August 17, 2008 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  6. one sided

    Crowley we know where you stand /we get it and it doesnt take this many reports we are not so stupid to see what a set up this was and it smells .
    Hey Pastor McCain must be a mind reader since he knew all the questions before the y were asked and never answered 99% of them you never had to do anything except listen to McCains Stump speech.

    August 17, 2008 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  7. Rod

    That's very courageous of McCain, but in my opinion McCain came back from Nam with repressed anger and mentally disturbed. That repressed anger reflects in his infamous displays in the senate, his belicosity and tendency to war and the way he treats his wife.

    August 17, 2008 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  8. Sam

    Can someone tell me what happened with McCain first marriage.? I have heard so much stuff.

    August 17, 2008 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  9. Vivienne

    How do you win a crowd that was already by definition yours. All he had to do is say what they expected. Christians in this day and time are hard-hearted people who like the idea of waging war. They are only concerned about abortion and marriage between a man and woman.

    It's sad how we keep going down this road. So sad.

    August 17, 2008 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
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