August 26th, 2008
09:45 PM ET
14 years ago

Toobin: Finally a memorable phrase

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Robert Casey Jr. D-Pa., speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver."]
Finally a memorable phrase from this convention - Bob Casey calling McCain not a maverick but a sidekick. That's what the Democrats need, something simple and easy to remember.

soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Jeff Burke

    The choice this election season is a ZERO or a HERO. Obama's hero is Teddy Kennedy, a man who covered up the death of his mistress to protect his career. Democratic heroes read like a circus sideshow: Barney Frank with his male prostitution business, JFK and Bill Clinton with their womanizing, and now Obama with a wife who is ashamed of America, a long time mentor and pastor who hates white people and the good senator had no clue.....sure. Obama is an amateur and a lighweight compared to McCain.

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  2. silas

    real talk . A sidekick is the word for McFries

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  3. Bill

    Here's a question for you. Why are the Hillary supporters now supporting McCain overlooking his avowed "pro-life" stance? Here's another question. If McCain has at any time stated in his political career that he supports Roe vs. Wade or thinks overturning Roe vs. Wade would be a mistake, why isn't the Obama campaign making political hay out of this obvious flip flop?

    August 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  4. Obama08

    How would you know if it was the only have been talking through allof the speeches...denying your audience complete access to all of the speakers.

    August 26, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  5. DJS


    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  6. Republican for Obama

    Yup! Very Republican-like. I liked Casey and Warner. Short speeches with simple catchy phrases.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  7. Danny in Chicago


    August 26, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. Scott Tucson

    Oooooh how original!

    August 26, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  9. Chykeoh

    CNN – Obama can do without all the press, mostly negative he's been receiving.

    August 26, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  10. ANGEL

    I'm not on nobody's side but its just amazes me how much excitement and drama is going on. AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP PERIOD!!! BE TRUE TO YOUR SELF AT ALL TIMES. DON'T LET NOBODY INFLUENCE YOU IN A BAD WAY LET IT BE THE GOOD WAY PERIOD!

    August 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  11. California Gold

    Memorable phrase indeed! I believe we have a new definition of John McCain.

    August 26, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  12. Cal Dipkin

    Way to go Dennis Kucinich!!

    GREAT JOB!! Come on Democrats!! Get mad!!

    Go after McBush!! This country CANNOT tolerate any more of this!!

    August 26, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  13. pet

    Laughing Republican, never mind come November you will be the crying repugnican.

    August 26, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  14. blair

    I would rather have a sidekick then a tallywagger

    August 26, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  15. Nahum

    not only a sidekick, but also hypocrite and mean

    August 26, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  16. Sur

    4 more months!!!!! love it!!!!

    DEMS ATTACK for God's sake! ATTACK! ATTACK!!!!!!!

    August 26, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  17. Mary Hussein

    Honestly, I am so sick of this contrived divisiveness re: the Clintons. Who cares? Bill has a lot of nerve whining about his "legacy" – I've got news for you Bill, your legacy is Monica and a certain blue dress. Get over yourself. Obama is the future of this country and the Clintons are not even in the mix – the choices are McBush or Obama. As Dennis Kucinich said "Wake UP, America"!

    August 26, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  18. AgentFoxMulder

    Why discuss policy when you can create a sound bite.

    August 26, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  19. James in RI

    My other favorite catchphrase: the McCain/Bush policies amount to "Country Club Economics". Brilliant and far too true.
    And to LR, you kind of missed the point (not surprisingly)–GWB doesn't need to run when his punchy little, everyone-look-at-me-because-I-was-a-POW-sidekick will run the Bush/Cheney policies for him...

    August 26, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  20. Michelle

    No, actually what the Democrats need is an experienced candidate
    instead of an unvetted poseur like Obama.

    August 26, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  21. Sheila

    Am I alone in recognizing that throughout this process, since Hillary was a contender for the Democratic Nomination, that there were no recorded statements from Obama supporters that they would rather vote for 4 more years of Bush ideology from McCain than vote for Obama.... I appreciated former Pres. Bill Clinton and all that he did while Pres. But Hillary did not win the nomination, and though it took her a while to withdraw and accept defeat...She has plugged in and recognizes the need for Democratic Unity....Is supporting Obama and I am sure there is room for her in his Cabinet....What are YOU waiting on... GET REAL

    August 26, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  22. Karen - Canada

    CNN: If you are seriously interested what your viewers think of your coverage of the convention, do you beieve you have to continue as you have? Don't you read the blogs? You are not the only media outlet and people do have the choice of freedom to go somewhere else, which should give you pause. The word "change" comes to mind. Given the discontent expressed, you will continue to loose more viewers not counting the ones which already have left. HERE is your chance .. take it!

    August 26, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
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