August 28th, 2008
09:43 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain camp won't reveal VP tonight

(CNN) - John McCain’s presidential campaign has decided not to reveal the name of his running mate until Friday, a senior McCain source tells CNN.

McCain will appear in Ohio tomorrow with his vice presidential pick.

“This is Barack Obama’s night,” said the source.

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. dad&daughterbloggers

    You want to no why he wont reveal it . WHY? Because he knows that he wont win JACK, but a consulation prize. What is it you ask? being beat by a black man. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH:):):):):):):)



    August 28, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  2. KATIE


    August 28, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  3. Dan

    To Hillary supporters who will vote McCain:

    Deep down (or maybe not so deep), it is about race. Hillary and Barack, from a policy perspective are indistinguishable. You simply cannot stand by as an African American takes the spotlight. Go ahead, vote McCain, whose policies are the anti-thesis of Hillary.

    August 28, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  4. Jon Cruz


    It's outrageous.

    August 28, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  5. Dennis

    McCain chose Hillary Clinton.

    August 28, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  6. No Hillary = No Obama

    Hey Obama – STOP SAYING 'i i i i i i i i i i i " "me, me, me" Hey OBAMA it's about US NOT YOU.

    August 28, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  7. McCain all the way!

    I care and I m waiting McCain! I am so excited.....I bet I know who it is! YIPPIE!!!!!!

    August 28, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  8. BK

    There's a bit contrast for you. Obama reveals his VP pick as soon as he makes it to his supporters while McCain politicizes it to get more coverage and distract from other things.

    August 28, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  9. Brett

    Well I guess CNN (along with rest of Media Conglomerates) have voted OBAMA our next Prez! Too bad McCain doesnt get the same good "press time".

    August 28, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  10. tired of insults

    All dems., rep. and ind. stop the mudsliging and actually try to argue your point of view and try to convince them you are right. insulting will get us no where. Just all of you be glad That We are THE ONLY nation that lets you do that, if you talked about that to China's dictator, you would be dead. No questions asked.

    August 28, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  11. fred

    to all those of you who say "Who cares" You are pretty much saying, who cares who our next leader is." Are you guys maybe a little bit too arrogant to think that possibly Obama won't be the next president. You guys claim that you thought Hillary was arrogant cuz she thought the nomination would easily be hers. Well what is the difference? Now you think Obama has the easy ride. What if you're wrong? If you guys would be a little more mature and actually care about who the candidates are, then maybe we would have a better congress, and a better America. Maybe if we were a little more positive about things, then we would be happier. Tonight isn't about Obama. If we think it is, then we are stupid. Ask Obama if tonight is about him. I guarantee he will say no. He wants to do good for the country, and so does McCain. So give them both a break, because we all make mistakes. Look at where they stand on the issues, and make your decision as to who will govern better based on the issues.

    August 28, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  12. aaron

    come on McCain – choose your wife –

    August 28, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  13. A woman for McCain

    Not one person that answers questions on behalf of NO-bama can honestly say what experience this man has that qualifies him to run the oval office. I will say that he is a far better speaker than Bush, but then so is my 11-year old daughter. We do not need a man that can preach! The next thing you'll hear out of him is that he promises free ice cream during lunch period.

    August 28, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  14. aaron

    McCain McCain he's our man – he believes we the people are worth nothing more than a spit in the pan.

    August 28, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  15. Roy Cone

    Barry failed to hit a home run. Sure, the Dems are happy. But independent and undecided voters will not be persuaded by his speech. McCain should play it safe with Pawlenty, although it would really be bold for him to go with a conservative governor who has executive branch experience and little attackable baggage, like Palin or Jindal.

    August 28, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  16. Republican for Obama

    Lack of originality, no suspense builder. What's up with this xerox. McCains veep choice, Mitt Romney, will have no consequence in the long run.

    Obama-Biden 2008

    August 28, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  17. Ernie

    Rebecca, Condi Rice has been the most useless person in Washington. (Chaney a very close second). Condi takes all of these "Vacations" to the Middle East and comes back and says something stupid like "There needs to be peace in the Middle East." No S–T.

    August 28, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  18. A CANUCK

    FYI Cupper.......did you know that McCains 1st wife was a married woman with two boys when McCain first met her ?? Nice guy, eh??

    August 28, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  19. Justin in CA

    Why bother now. You just got served

    August 28, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  20. Demo's not even following Obama's lead???

    As an undecided voter currently, from reading all these blogs and hearing 80% of Democratic hatefullness to anyone and everyone over absolutley anything or any which way anything turns out is pushing me away from the Democratic Party. I don't have to blame or attack anyone to make my opinion of an issue. I think it's pathetic!! I "BELIEVE" in myself therefore do not need to be down right ruthless. I "HOPE" you Democrats on these blogs learn by example from your Nominee and quickly "CHANGE" your behavior!

    August 28, 2008 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  21. Michael Ray Thompson

    Hello, RJ,
    Well the Democrats have made their choice. Republicans will soon verify John McCain as their nominee. I think it's clear. John McCain is a national hero. Barak Obama is a one-term Senator. Is there really a comparison?

    August 28, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  22. Pam

    That republican convention is going to be a real snooze fest. I'm sure Cheney will really get that crowd riled up!

    August 28, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  23. Josephine

    Candy Crowley seems to be one of the staffer of McBoring. I understand why a lot of people do not read her comments.

    August 28, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  24. Griff

    The Women need to be represented, in this Shambles of an Election!!!
    Don't let them down John, If she is not No 2... You need one as No 3...
    Show your Spunk!! And Show your TEAM!!!!!!

    August 28, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  25. Desmond Sequeira

    So much smarter than your earlier thought!

    August 28, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
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