September 4th, 2008
10:20 PM ET
13 years ago

Schneider: They who must not be named

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - The most important thing John McCain has to do tonight is demonstrate he knows the pain and anxiety Americans are going through right now, and has a plan to address that. Nobody doubts he’s a hero, they want to know what he’s going to do to fix the economy.

It was only a couple of years ago that John McCain was the Republican most admired among Democrats. A lot of Democrats continue to like him. He retains some residual popularity with Democrats, and particularly independents. But some of that glow has faded for them.

I wonder if the names George Bush or Dick Cheney will be uttered in this speech.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Matt

    Well put. But the doubts are that McCain will do anything different than Bush has done in the past 8 years. And that is the TOUGHER sell.

    September 4, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  2. hick

    he used to be my hero as a teen back in early 80's. he's not the same ,anymore. he's been infected by bush.

    obama '08

    September 4, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  3. Cathy

    Bill, I think we already know the answer to that. Seems they've tried very hard to put a distance there.

    September 4, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  4. hick


    September 4, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  5. John 64 years old Independent

    John McCain has been part and parcel to the policies that have brought America into this economic mess so, how can he actually offer any plan that's different from what got us here?

    He will offer more of the same with shallow promises that this time the results will be different – WOW NOW WHO IS GOING TO BELIEVE THAT?

    Vote Democrat for REAL CHANGE!

    September 4, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |