November 4th, 2008
10:35 PM ET
14 years ago

GOP official says it's over for McCain

(CNN) - The Ohio loss is a crushing blow to McCain. A senior-level GOP official tells me it's over. He's done.

There is no way he can win without Ohio, that was his last hope.

Filed under: John McCain • Ohio
soundoff (322 Responses)
  1. keekers

    Stay away Sarah, far far away.

    November 4, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  2. Jim

    Joe the plumber owes back taxes, why should he worry about taxes, he does not pay them?

    November 4, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  3. Jack

    Wow, the way you are acting so childish is appalling. And when a thirteen year old is saying that, you really need to clean up your act. Congrats to Obama for becoming the soon to be President, ands close loss for McCain, but I doubt that either is a good choice as they are too extreme. While McCain would let us have our money and go wild, Obama would help us out in everyplace and throw our money away. Either one could as a popular Bush, although the way I see it, we'll Bush like George Washington by the time we're done in 2012. P.S. It's not over until it's over

    November 4, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  4. Txsgirl

    Freedom isn't free..............and our economy is showing that now. At least the money going to a country that no longer wants us can now come back to America to help us and not to Cheney, Bush, and Haliburton.

    When you guys are ready to wake up and smell the oil, we will be waiting with open arms. I was for the Iraq War at one point too and believed the lies. I had a husband and a brother go there.

    The Republicans got spanked and let's only hope they learned a lesson and don't pout, whine, and throw tantrums for the next four years.

    Obama becoming President shows the world Americans know how to use our Democracy to make change.

    We were paying attention and WE CARED!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  5. Cindy

    Congratulations to Obama. Jon McCain thank you for your fight for this country. To fellow Americans, he can't do it alone, we all have to GIVE to get this country out of it's mess. There have to be cuts, there will be higher taxes, the government is not responsible for those who don't contribute! We need to bring back jobs for those willing to work, and for those who are living off the government get off your butts and work!

    November 4, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  6. Karen -WYoming

    Obama was raised in the UCC – United Church of Christ. It is not Muslim, it never was Muslim, it is not a radical church it is about as middle of the road as you can get. I know – I too was raised in it.

    Please people use facts not ridiculous rumors. Every UCC member should take umbrage at these stupid Muslim rumors. Like him or hate him, he was not raised Muslim.

    November 4, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  7. Jo-Lynn

    I can say tonight I have hope again and am proud to be an American! Obama's victory tonight is good for not just us but for the WORLD!

    November 4, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  8. Mick

    God chose Obama! The GOP and the other commentators here should learn not to think God thinks the same as they do.

    November 4, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  9. Former Republican in Southlake, TX ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I am a 60 year old white woman who was raised in a fairly racist household. Fortunately I had opportunities that led me all over this United States and I was able to meet people from all races and form my 'own' opinions. With the announcement just a few minutes ago that projects Barack Obama to be the President-elect, I literally cried with happiness. It is time we all come together as one nation and strive for the good for ALL Americans. I am so proud that our country has chosen to ignore 'color' and elect this man as President. Now, please, let us ALL become "Americans" and forget about political parties, race, color, gender, etc…. let us ALL work for a better, stronger, more caring AMERICA. God bless Barack Obama & Joe Biden… God bless America.

    November 4, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  10. Tom

    Where is smoke 'em out Bush?

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  11. David

    It is a great day for our country in history. Congratulations to Barack Obama. But don't forget that a large portion of the country voted for John McCain. I have been very sad at the comments that I have read on these blog posts from Barack Obama supporters and how hateful they have been toward conservatives and anyone who would support someone other than Barack Obama. All I can do is hope that this hateful spirit diminishes and everyone will be open-minded about the issues ahead of us.

    November 4, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  12. PL

    Thank God and Grayhound. After Sarah returns her clothes back to Sak's it's back to Alaska to shoot moose.

    November 4, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  13. MILLER

    America has found its heart an soul.

    November 4, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  14. waxwing069

    Wow, 333 Electoral votes for Obama.. Think that's the most ever in an election... WOOOOHOOOOOOOO Congrats New President OBama/Biden vp

    November 4, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  15. Realist in Tennessee

    Congratulations, have smooth-talked and deceived your way into the highest office in the world – one that you are no where near qualified to hold (as I am certain you will soon demonstrate). God help us all....

    November 4, 2008 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  16. LeTigre

    Do not despair.

    Remember, we had to go through Carter to get to Reagan.

    Obama is Carter all over again.

    The light at the end of the tunnel is not always a train.

    November 4, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  17. Mary

    I am soooooooo prowd of you Senator McCain. You fought to the end and never gave up until you had no choice.
    If everyone stood up for their believes like you did, think that a wonder part of the world we all in America would be living in.
    You had my vote and still do!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  18. gabrielle


    November 4, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  19. PDXChick

    @nick – Obama is a 'sleeper cell Muslim'? I guess that makes you an 'out and about' clueless idiot.

    That's all you and your ilk – including your P/VP candidates – have proven you can do... initiate lies, hate, and fear. Look how far it got McCain and Tail-tuck Barbie!

    November 4, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  20. Proud to be American, finally

    This has been said before, but it bears repeating. We and the rest of the world have put up with the stupidity, insularity, and bluffing of rednecks and purported Christians for the last eight years, and if any of them are depressed or anxious now, it's just an intimation of the moral horror we testifying, Holy-Ghost preaching liberals (to quote Brother Cornel West) have experienced with the theological, moral, and political distortions of the Bush years. God bless Obama: Barack=the blessed.

    November 4, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  21. tim from Alabama

    Obama as president... who would of thought.. this is truly a day to rember. it will go down as one of the days this nation truly shows how ignorant it is. when taxes are raised, social programs run rampant, and all the " wealth" is re-distributed. it will only take a few years for the rich to be rich again and all you poor folks to throw away anything that is given to you. you may ask " WHY?" because you didn't earn it. this nation truly is a abomination.

    November 5, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
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