September 2nd, 2008
09:54 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: Setting the tone

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Orson Swindle former POW and Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission."]

Orson Swindle was a very big Ross Perot supporter in 1992. Perot had a special bond with veterans – which helps explain Swindle’s relationship with both Perot and McCain.

They’re beginning the evening with a tribute to those who highlight a portion of McCain’s life story: his time as a POW.

You know, John Kerry ran on his military record in 2004. And what he discovered was a lot of voters respected and admired his military record but wondered: why exactly does that make him qualified to be president? You just wonder, what does it have to do with solving the problems we have now?

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  1. Jeff an Independent

    The tone we're observing is that of OLD, OLD, OLD men. How is this helpful?

    September 2, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  2. Barbara

    OMG – Barbara Bush didn't look like she was convinced that J. McCain is ready to lead.

    She had the same look on her face that I feel in my heart and mind.

    September 2, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  3. American

    Can't be too harsh on this guy since I know nothing about him, except that his name is perfect for an advocate of the republican party.

    September 2, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  4. Brad

    Bush will single handedly destroy any hopes of a Republican President.

    He continues to focus problems outside of this country while, inside this country we are falling apart.

    Bush looks to McCain to fix all of the problems he created. Bush will live as the worst president in USA history.

    September 2, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  5. Dee

    The RNC looks and sounds like HILLBILLY HEAVEN! It is also void of any kind of diversity. LONG LIVE THE BILLY'S 🙂

    September 2, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  6. Molly

    GREAT! Now we will see some real QUALIFIED leaders!
    The media and obama gang trashing GOV Palin and the baby story is really a Disgrace.
    How Dare Campbell Brown – SHE has a new baby – AND a career at CNN – ask those questions – and her tone – concerning Gov Palin's baby. WHO takes care of obama's kids – or Biden's – ASK them????
    Woman CAN have a Family AND a Career – seems like Ms. Brown does – this is 2008 – NOT 1970.

    September 2, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  7. greetings, laura bush just declared her hubby ...

    ..."has kept us safe", but how can this be so, since 9/11 occurred under his watch? thanks, SMShuler, west coast

    September 2, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  8. People make no sense

    CNN – is a mccain sponsered network. When I speak about his military career truthfully I never get posted. What did he do besides get captured, tortured and shot down? This is how he spent his whole military career and this is a hero! PLEASE!

    September 2, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  9. Steve - southern Illinois

    Welcome to the RNC – a bunch of rich white people in cowboy hats, surrounded by U.S. Flags, cheering for George Bush and totally oblivious to the damage they've caused to America by putting him and his giant ego into the White House for the past eight years.

    September 2, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |