November 18th, 2008
07:29 PM ET
10 years ago

McCain makes move to run for re-election, CNN has learned

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="McCain signaled he is interested in running for reelection in 2010."](CNN) - CNN has learned that John McCain met Tuesday night with top advisers to start the process of setting up a political action committee.

A senior McCain aide says that was done to send the signal he intends to run for another term as senator from Arizona.

He is up for re-election in 2010.

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (144 Responses)
  1. Hoooope Eternal

    A Medal of Freedom for McCain and NAPOLITANO

    November 18, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  2. Texas Trail Kitty

    Awe come on John, retire already. What's wrong? Won't Sweet Cindy let you live off her money? Or . . . are you considering running for president again. Really, John, if you were too old this time, do you think that's going to change. Go Home!

    November 18, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  3. Amber

    I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat who voted for Obama, but please fellow Obama supporters, think before you trash McCain in his Senate run.

    He has proven over the years that he can work across the aisle, and frankly, he's one of the ones that we really need in the Senate. In short, Obama needs him.

    I would never vote for him in a million years, and neither would most of the other Obama supporters, but please people, give respect and credit where it's due.

    November 18, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  4. Nathan

    Honestly, I'm sick of seeing geriatric senators acting like they deserve the offices that they abuse. IMPOSE TERM LIMITS FOR LEGISLATORS!

    November 18, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  5. Pat

    Dem's wouldn't be happy if they got hung with a new rope. You just have to complain about everything, your even complaining about Gracie who actually agrees with all your bottled up hate, though she is just a bit late. You all complain about how McCain was so vicious during the election, guess he learned how to do that by reading your posts from CNN. Take the log out of your own eye! It is time to move and stop the bitterness. This is why nothing gets done in congress.

    November 18, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  6. AnnMM

    The first few people to comment on Gracie not reading the article are understandable, the rest of you, utterly ridiculous. Shut up already, we get it, she didn't read the article and should have, Sheesh ENOUGH!

    McCain is a moderate. I want him in the Senate. I think you people need to put the election behind you. Obama won, he and McCain have at least made the attempt to reconcile as should you.

    Staunch Democrat that's tired of all the hating.

    November 18, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  7. janine

    Why do you have to call Gracie a name? Does it make you feel better about yourself to talk down to someone else?

    November 18, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  8. Tavon

    Heck let em run for the senate its only gonna be a special election cause he is not going to finish out his term as senator he has done a lot of great things but now it is time for us to put away the old thinking let the younger ones come in heck we old folks have stuck to our battle lines and look where it got us new ideas new faces we are not going to be here forever lets at least put racial divides on the side and lets work to have health care for when we get old and a future for our kids or are we going to keep the same stale ideas and drive our country into the ground

    November 18, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  9. Plato

    Regardless of Gracie's misunderstanding, McCain should give it a rest. He has caused division within his own Party and his choice of Sarah Palin as running mate showed fatally flawed decision making processes.

    November 18, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  10. Charles from Atlanta

    He can retire comfortably. So don't know what he is trying to accomplish.

    November 18, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  11. CanIcallyouJoe

    No. No. Get out. No.

    Sir, you are too old to have relevant influence over anything that affects anything besides you or your personal nurse you will undoubtedly need the next time you throw a temper tantrum and bust a hip.

    Stop ordering my generation to die for your generation's mistakes and profits. We want you gone.

    November 18, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  12. andrea from MA

    arizona has been humiliated by maccain so i doubt he will get re-elected !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  13. Yikes!

    Please, say it ain't so!

    November 18, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  14. RJ

    First thing. Hey Tavon, there's this thing called punctuation... try it.

    As an AZ resident in McCain's Senate district, I will vote for him again.

    November 18, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  15. Mike, Syracuse NY

    You may 'care less' but it's because of the service and sacrifice of people like McCain that you even have the right to express your opinion in a free country.

    November 18, 2008 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  16. J.C.

    I agree on some kind of term limits for congressmen and women. This gives others a better chance to serve. However, it's awfully hard for anybody to be a public figure. You and I are posting our critiques day and night. I think it's a good thing Senator McCain doesn't go online much and he lost the election. Or else, he would have to suffer a blackberry withdraw right now.

    November 19, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  17. Obama All The Way

    Gracie, that was a scare. CNN did it on purpose. They should have been clearer in their title.

    November 19, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  18. anthony brown

    John McCain is a true servant of the people. He doesn't quit even though he lost his presidential bid he knows he can still be useful in the senate. What a maverick!!

    November 19, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  19. Ben Hunnel

    I voted for Obama but I for one have always liked McCain. We saw the real McCain when he gave his concession speech. If he would have stayed true to himself the election might have been closer

    November 19, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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