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What Is Your Favorite John McCain Moment?

At the beginning of this year many considered John McCain's campaign a nonstarter, especially after he placed fourth in Iowa. But after winning the New Hampshire primary, the original maverick became the comeback kid, eventually accepting his party's nomination in Minnesota. Of course some of the best McCain moments happened before and after his official nomination!

During the Summer McCain stole some of the celebrity-power from Obama by nominating Sarah Palin as his VP, the night after his opponent's rock-star acceptance speech. The Palin pick gave McCain a boost in the polls, but after that faded away McCain took another shot at maverick leadership: he suspended his campaign to return to Washington and address the economic crisis.

In the end, even an attempt to save the US economy didn't convince voters, and on Nov. 4 McCain delivered a graceful concession speech. But McCain doesn't have to say: "I ran for President and all I got was this stinkin' Palin 2012 T-shirt" — during the campaign a Marine Sergeant gave McCain his Purple Heart as a sign of support.


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HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 8 years
My favorite McCain moment was when he said Obama's not a terrorist and will make a fine president.
Myst Myst 8 years
His confession speech to me. Brought back the old McCain, before he sold his soul to the Karl Rove tactic of politics.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Jill...this goes back to the day after the election. Everyone was making a big deal out of the republicans a REALLY big deal. I was simply trying to be fair and point out that it wasn't just McCain's crowd that was booing. It's been talked about many some of us are reacting from those earlier threads. Sorry if I seemed a little exasperated. :D
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I have to ask...why is everyone so defensive about people thinking it was inappropriate to boo? No one has said derrogatory things about the "Republicans" doing it , so I am wondering why there are multiple posts that are pointing out that Democrats do it too? Those individuals are responsible for their actions, not their party. It seems many people are arguing against a point that no one made (that one party has the lock on booing). It is amazing how people are so quick to anger.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
And just for the record because i didn't read all of the posts, people that booed at the Obama rally were out of line as well. Tackiness knows no party.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"His concession speech, it was very dignified, unlike the audience." I agree! It was very nobel and respectable...and then the audience was heckling him! I was very upset about that. I think he went out on as high of note as was possible.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Oh yeah! I was just thinking about that.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Ok, enough waiting. Who was the top talker for November? Has anyone heard?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Yeah, and I can completely understand how people would get carried away and boo. I wouldn't be proud of it the next day, but I'd probably do the same thing if the person I'd been so adamantly supporting for that long had lost. I agree with you on the Obama supporters...that doesn't make us look good if we're booing the losing team.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Exactly blue. That's what you do when you're disappointed, carried away, or just plain rude. Guess what? There are people like that in both political parties. Honestly I was more offended by the Obama crowd booing since it was people being sore winners.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Honestly, I don't see what the big fuss is over the booing.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
His concession speech made me cry even if there was booing from the OBAMA crowd that I was standing in in Grant Park. BOTH crowds booed. I'm really tired of explaining this.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Same reason for me Jessie :)
zeze zeze 8 years
Jessie, you're not the only one saying that. My dad, who voted McCain, was watching that speech and he made the same comment. He said that if McCain had acted like that (smart, serious, dependable) throughout the election this thing would have been a lot tighter and who knows what would have happened.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I'm not saying this because he lost, but his concession speech was the most graceful and president-like speech I heard from his entire campaign.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I'm with most of ya...I liked the concession speech.
stephley stephley 8 years
I definitely didn't have a favorite moment watching the guy shred every bit of integrity he had to try and get elected - for me, a good concession speech can't make up for a campaign that labeled his opponent a terrorist and a socialist.
zeze zeze 8 years
The suspending the campaign was a fun, innovative little twist, I enjoyed that a lot - gave us something to talk about...but I voted for the speech, because it was a damn good one and the fact that he refused to let Sarah Palin deliver one as well was a great move too.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Yeah, because no one in the democratic party has ever done anything classless (2000, Al Gore)... :oy:
True-Song True-Song 8 years
My favorite McCain moment? You'll never guess! "That one."
em1282 em1282 8 years
Eh, some people are still holding onto something from the election, whether it be the audience booing or the whole "Obama's not really legally qualified to be president". I personally can't be bothered with either of those two examples, but that's just my opinion.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Good lord. The audience crap again. There is booing at every concession speech. Even sixth grade student council. Is this the first election you people have ever paid attention to?
Calimie Calimie 8 years
His concession speech, it was very dignified, unlike the audience.
erinflower erinflower 8 years
I loved McCain's spirit fingers after one of the debates. But I'll settle for his concession speech, reminded me of the McCain I used to love.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
where are u mr.puddles? hmm i liked his concession speech
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