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. MIKE

    Bye bye Mcsame and Moose Burger – don't let the door hit you in the butt.

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  2. vic

    I am crying my eyes out....thank you God for this blessing!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  3. Edward

    I wonder if John will have time to give us another VICTORY walk in Baghdad. And of course exclude the body armour and escorts during the photo opp.

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  4. Tonya

    Why do we refer to Obama as a BLACK man, he is biracal. He could just as easily be called WHITE. Why are we making the highest office in the country about RACE?

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  5. brenda

    Everybody has a right to vote for who they want and shouldn't be judge at all if Mccain wins or Obama wins just wish good luck there's no point to be saying rude stuff.Every vote counts but each one of us make the decision we think is best for each one of us

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  6. Craig from Saratoga

    Mission Accomplished indeed.

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  7. KF Md

    I'm sure Obama is thanking God but which one? Make sure you all face Mecca at sundown, freakin morons!!

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  8. Grant Park rocks!

    Joe the Plumber, your 15 minutes of fame are finally up!

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  9. John

    Congrats to obama. Muslims took down the twin towers and now they have taken over the white house. I guess its not enough that our brave men and women are sacrificing themselves to defend us from these "peaceful" people that blow themselves and each other up and have websites out that run 24/7 showing american soldiers being blown up or shot up. Thanks to all you liberal who voted obama and for spitting in the faces of those who sacrificed their lives in the war on terrorism.

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  10. SR CA

    Sleeper cell Muslim? Nick, you're not very bright. And, the country has spoken . . . and McCain and the negativity is not what we want. So, Nick, take your anger away, far away from the positive people who have prevailed tonight and are voting in a positive leader who will make great, positive change for this country. No hate in '08, Nick.

    Go Obama!

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  11. Remy

    When Bush appeared with a MUSLIM sword in Saudi Arabia, no American cried. Now they cry Obama is a Muslim but he is not!

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  12. bbagain

    Keeper of the Flame, what change? Really? Let's start with: we ARE, by definition, a third world country (we export more than we import). Al-Queda? Bush failed to take care of Bin Laden (family friend of Bush) and, oh wait, PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA is getting ready to speak!!!! Delete Fox from your lineup. Take care "my friend".

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  13. independent for Obama

    Somebody tell Sarah Palin God answered our prayers!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  14. easynow

    MarkK-God gave people free choice, now let's see how often they call on Him to bail them out of the mess they asked for.

    November 4, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  15. Mom to 3 girls from PA

    McCain started out good & slid downhill fast
    Palin is an arrogant, naive hatemonger that can now go back to hunting via aircraft
    Now that the Democrats are in charge maybe we can go back 8 years to when our country was prosperous & respected in the world.
    This country has a chance to reclaim its greatness– its not too late to undo some of what Bush/Cheyney/Rove has done to destroy us!

    Obama is the American Dream personified!

    November 4, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  16. Frank Villari

    Americans have made the wrong decisions before. Just look at 2000 and 2004. I think they erred again. Thanks entertainment..ooops.. I mean media, it wouldn't have been possible without your biases and oversimplifications. 2012 can't come soon enough.

    November 4, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  17. jeremy

    get ready for jimmy carter redux. you can thank your local socialist/democrat for our next depression. way to take the easy wrong over the hard right america.

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  18. The Keeper of the Flame

    Dear tedious898,

    Do you all really think McCain is evil? Both Obama and McCain truly want what is best for America. McCain didn't do this for the money. He ran for president out of love for his country – just like Obama.
    I truly like Obama and I think he is a good guy – BUT I didn't vote for him. Why? Because we have just become a one party country – we have lost the checks and balances, we need in order to make smart decisions.

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  19. John

    as a soldier whos been to iraq once and is about to return shortly along with my brother I would just like to say... There's only one main road out of iraq and when obama pulls us out it will be a hellacious one.... Don't cry when the body counts goes up. America doesn't leave a fight until its finished but obviously the democrats can't get that in there fricken heads.

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  20. Metaphor

    I'm concerned with obamas policy on guns. Is he still going to try to push a bill to end our right to bare arms? Yet another scary thing is messing with the taxes. I have a feeling obama is leading us to a train wreck that we will all get caught in.

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  21. segun ajayi-kadir

    obama has proved that politics is about hope for the future. Its better to be loved than feared. People of the world.....get ready!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  22. Peter (CA)

    Wow, it would have been nice to see just a few moments of nothing but positive comments and joy but I guess you right wingers will remain vindictive and ugly no matter what.
    Obama will be a great President. Shame on you who have already decided to get in the way.

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  23. Jim

    Thanks to the Republican's ineptitude, the country has a long road to hoe now. $50 million dollars a day folks spent in Iraq, all financed with debt!

    Bush the worst President ever. Republican congressional rule destroying the nation. Now the healing can begin!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  24. Dr. Dot

    So tell me: what *DOES* the bible have to say about it? Thou Shalt Vote Republican? Thou shalt not saddle up with anyone other than The Party Of God(TM)? Chapter and verse, if you would, please. I'd be interested to see just what The Good Book has to say about US Presidential Elections.

    (Personally, I'd be willing to wager that it says nothing about US Presidential elections, but I'll certainly admit my fault if there is one. I won't hold my breath, however)

    November 4, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  25. Ann

    If Americans wanted change they would have voted for the McCain/Palin ticket because we have never elected a woman Vice President. Instead another man may be elected President which does not represent change. Britain, Germany, India, Israel, Pakistan and numerous other countries have elected women Presidents and Vice Presidents but not America. Why? Sarah Palin was just as qualified or more qualified than Obama, Biden and McCain. Yet American women allowed Palin's qualifications to be questioned and in some cases some women joined in the criticism or Palin but did not criticize Obama, Biden, and McCain in the same manner. Wake up American women, you have been played!

    November 4, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
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