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. Kevin

    We just VOTED for BUSH2 (Obama) ! Obama is Demo's BUSH. I still don't know what "Change we believe in" really means.

    November 4, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  2. American Voters

    Just you people wait and see. BO is not gonna help you get welfare, he's not gonna cut taxes, he's gonna force Government down your throat. Mark my words, we're screwed.

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  3. New Jersey White Female Voter Under 35

    Sam- Obama won in Ohio and he is going to win this election!

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  4. Chris

    The rest of the world breaths a sigh of relief to see your half wit President about to leave office. McCain would have been much better but Obama will do your country the world of good internationally. Good luck America.

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  5. samhr

    If Obama runs this country half as well as he ran his campaign, we are in good hands. This was a disciplined, well thought out and organized campaign since day one! He has won this fair and square.
    McCain's a good man but he pandered to the extreme right and it cost him both the moderate republicans as well as the swing voters. And selecting that woman as a VP was a huge blunder.
    Better luck in 2012!

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  6. Amy Noir

    America is Beautiful
    Love won over Hate
    Peace over War
    Unity over Division
    Obama vs. McCain

    Final a fat lady has spoken.
    We are American, African, White, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims.
    Men and Women,

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  7. David Peter

    VICTORY!! This is a great day for America! God's will has been done!

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  8. Nancy


    Finally, after eight very long years, we have, I hope, elected someone sane to the Presidency of this country. Obama has his work cut out for him, that's for sure.

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  9. darge

    Well done obama!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  10. Braham Singh

    Time for McCain to make that call to Bush and let it rip.

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  11. Debra

    Obama rocks! As a Democrat at one point I would have considered voting for McCain, but, Obama is clearly the superior candidate plus in the last 2 years McCain has become a Bush groupie. Then to add his selection of Sarah Palin, which was a clear move of desperation, and as a woman was insulted by her clear lack of presence for the position of vice-president. Barack Obama has given his campaign a lot of thought, had a plan and followed his plan, with change no doubt as necessary. He is such an intelligent and inspirational man. He and Michelle are a great pair and I have all the confidence in the world in him.

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  12. Debbie Simler-Goff

    If McCain had the full backing of his own party the outcome would have been different. I have been a lifelong Republican and I find it very sad for our country indeed that a war hero such as McCain who fought for my freedom and yours would be stabbed in the back by a 'high official of his own party'. How disappointing that my fellow Republicans are not sticking with him when his back's against the wall, but are quickly abandoning ship. McCain didn't have that choice when he was willing to give his life for this country's freedom. Shame on you, high official, who ever you are!

    November 4, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  13. vic

    Somebody tell Fox News that their hate campaign against Obama backfired!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |


    November 4, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  15. Citizen J

    Allow me to thank John McCain for his service to this country, and also for the service he will perform until his Senate terms are completed. Also, I appreciate his candor throughout his campaign, and the tenacity for truly trying his best to make this country a better place.
    Now, I would also like to thank John McCain for his lack of judgement in selecting an untried, and unknown V.P. candidate, and for hinging his campaign on a few moot points and arguments. You did this country a service by showing that when your back was to the wall, all you could resort to was trying to fling mud in a desert. You also did us a service by allowing us the pleasure in having Barack Obama as President of the United States of America.

    November 4, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  16. BarakTheBlessed

    Blessed are the lawgivers and the peacemakers!!!!

    It is not over till it is over.

    I will not believe it till the very end.

    November 4, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  17. Donald

    better be saying "God Be With Us with Obama as President'

    November 4, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |


    we love you obama!!!!

    November 4, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  19. former gop

    Two words – Ha! Ha!

    That's what you get for choosing Palin.

    November 4, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  20. terri

    Yes, McCaine is to be respected. For me, it was not one issue (i.e. palin pick)... it was a variety of issues. The campaign as a whole was so poorly run from day 1 – they couldn't even put the appropriate pictures on the screen at the convention – that definitely foreshadowed the rest of the misgivings throughout the campaign; the whole idea of continuing the economy without changing what Bush put in place was questionable; and then the Palin punch.... was too much to reconcile.

    November 4, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  21. Lori from VA

    We'll see what Obama does for the economy. That will change people's opinions of him for sure. Raising taxes will cause more businesses to downsize or close shop completely. That will cause unemployment to keep rising. People will be losing their homes, etc..., and what gets me the most is the people who were voting for the wrong reasons. Obama is inexperienced, and now with Congress over half democrat too: people, you have no clue what you've gotten yourselves into. Oh, one more thing: Obama can't pull the troops out of Iraq without Congress approving it: I don't see that happening real soon.

    November 4, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  22. K. Davis

    My President is black!!! This is truely the best birthday present!

    November 4, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  23. From The Other Side of the World

    What makes you think that either of the parties are going to pull the USA out of the mess ou are in, and in promising cuts in anything from tax to spending by either candidate will only increase the financial and social issues the USA has. I would have a prefered oth candidates to have focused on the economy and the state of the nation in the first instance rather than talking about external affairs such as the Wars/police actions currently being effected, as this is where the USA will crumble. I do not share the enthusiasum for either of the caddidates, but when one talks about changing america and then the world, I do have to worry about ego and ability to deliver

    November 4, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  24. Buddy

    Time for a young and energetic person to take the lead. Jan 09 will start a new chapter in American history. Letr all of Americans except ans support our new President.

    November 4, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  25. JF

    my faith has been restored

    November 4, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
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