Local reactions to McCain event

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Submitted: Mon, 10/13/2008 - 10:40pm
Updated: Sun, 08/26/2012 - 2:46am

The McCain supporters who did not make it inside the Schwartz Center watched on the lawn on a jumbotron. There were many disappointed people that did not make it inside Monday. Whether they got in or not, most everyone waited for hours. "At least an hour and a half or two hours. Every bit of two hours, actually," said Carolyn Bordeaux. Mary Leusink also waited awhile. "We got here around 11, and we waited in line until they let us in." For some, the waiting paid off and they got inside for the first come, first served seating. Not everybody had such luck. The Schwartz Center lawn was filled with people who did not make it inside or that did not get a ticket, and just wanted to check it out. Not everyone was a supporter, and at times, the outside crowd got heated. The event was supposed to be a town hall meeting, with the senator taking questions, which he did not do. Christine Swier attended the event. She said, "That would have been great. I just didn’t think he had the time. He answered a lot of our questions with a lot of the points that he brought up." All in all, most people out here were satisfied with the event. Some said they wished it was held at a larger venue, but with just three weeks until Election Day, most people were happy to just see a presidential candidate here in Wilmington.


  • taxpayer says:

    McCain is not a slick television personality…Obama is. McCain can’t move around the televion set as well as Obama. McCain doesn’t have the low, booming voice of Obama. In short Obama wins the television talent show, and sadly that is what sways many voters.
    Obama’s message is a slew of wonderful sounding promises, that he can not keep. He’s going to give citizens everything for nothing. He would have been a very successful used car salesman. But his great TV image, and his fairytale promises, work with the easily impressed, and the easily fooled.
    McCain is the type leader that built this great country–that no one ever wants to leave–and the leader that will do a better job of keeping the privilege of living here alive. Sky high taxes, and hampering business to the breaking point, only breaks a country.
    I’m not falling for the slick TV image, or the sky high promises….I’m voting McCain/Palin!!!!

  • Guest7969 says:

    LAST EIGHT YEARS…the Congress controls law…and the DemoRATS have been in control for the last TWO YEARS…what have THEY done? NOTHING…as a matter of fact….as of today..CONGRESS has a 12 percent approval rating…TWELVE PERCENT…that is HORRID!…BUSH has a 24 percent approval…meaning…the PEOPLE think Bush is doing a better job than CONGRESS which is controlled by…..DEMOCRATS! You guys are being FOOLED by slick words….JUST WAIT…IF Obama wins..you guys are going to RUE the day you ever were foolish enough to believe in his cryptic “CHANGE” message.

  • Guest123 says:

    Are you insane in your support of McCain? Hasn’t everybody had enough of the Republicans in the last eight years? We’ve had an unnecessary war, the Constitution is in tatters, our civil liberties have been taken away, prisoners have been tortured and the current administration should be tried for war crimes at the Hague.

    A vote for McCain is a vote for four more years of the same garbage. Oh, and don’t forget a vote for McCain is a vote for Sarah Palin. God forbid!

    For the sake of our country’s soul don’t vote for McCain…….

  • J says:

    This is so lame that it is almost funny.

    Play the blame game. This is almost like saying that because you have one person in your family that uses drugs, then all of your family uses drugs!!

    Just because McCain supported some of the policies does not mean he does not have a good plan to provide a different direction for our country. I would rather see him in charge than somebody who has only a partial term as a Senator and who has spent a large part of even that partial term running for the office of president!! The only thing Obammy has run is away from the truth of his background…he has no experience to run this country!

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Obama paid for college with student loans and the help of his grandparents .
    Both he and wife finished paying off their loans as recent as last year.

    Apparently you have not been to college or you would know about student loans.

    He has spent more on his campaign because PEOPLE DONATE MORE money to him. You have it wrong, McCain is scared of losing but he doesnt have as much money donated to his campaign. Obama raised more than $66 million in August pulling in the best monthly tally in US political history. John McCain raised $47 million in August.

    Women alone have given about $75 million to Obamas campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

    John McCain’s primary campaign collected $34 million from females. McCain can’t raise more money for his presidential run since he accepted taxpayer money to finance his general election run.

  • obama supporter says:

    senetor obama paid back his student loans because and His wife are attourneys. he has spent more money on this campain because of people like myself, want him to touch as many people as possible to hear his message. He was able to spend this type of money because of people like myself who gave to his campaign fund. McCain has not been able to even come close to this level of fund raising because he is that out of touch! Mr. I don’t know how many houses i own, really has his ear to the street.

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  • Das Weibstück says:

    It is ridiculous. It is to be expected that people against Obama will instantly believe anything they read that is negative. They will not take the time to research the spam emails and rumors.

    I have. I have also researched McCain to be fair.

    The people on here that post have computers and the knowledge of the internet. I can not believe that anyone of them really STILL think that he is a Muslim, terrorist, anti-American etc. Unreal ignorance. I guess they are miffed because he is still ahead in the polls.

  • cathey says:

    SO, if McCain supporters look like idiots, for lack of use of proper spelling and grammer, then what do Obama supporters look like wearing the shirts I saw today;OBAMA is my homeboy!!!! with a large pictue of Obama on it. And by the way these shirts were printed but looked like they were written with crayons! What message does this sent??? Who looks like idiots??? CRAYONS… HOMEBOY…

  • McCain Supporter All The Way says:


    I have some good advice for you, MOVE. You have lived here 26 years too long. I bet your good friend Obama can hook you up with some good desert property, from his friends, the Muslums.

    See ya!

  • Guest1022 says:

    Then you must be the leader of these idiots.

  • Guest90192 says:

    Get ready for this – if this is the change you think Obama will bring. America will have to get used to the lazy riding the backs of the hard workers in this country – the people who bust their hump working towards the American Dream.

    It’s always been said that Americans are, for the most part, lazy. That’s why you see Obama leading in the polls.

    Read this excerpt of what happened when Obama was questioned by a plumber – a small business owner.

    Wurzelbacher said he planned to become the owner of a small plumbing business that will take in more than the $250,000 amount at which Obama plans to begin raising tax rates.

    “Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it?” the blue-collar worker asked.

    After Obama responded that it would, Wurzelbacher continued: “I’ve worked hard . . . I work 10 to 12 hours a day and I’m buying this company and I’m going to continue working that way. I’m getting taxed more and more while fulfilling the American Dream.”

    “It’s not that I want to punish your success,” Obama told him. “I want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success, too.

    Then, Obama explained his trickle-up theory of economics.

    “My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

  • Guest252 says:

    if you taxthe rich then there will be no more investing into small biz…90% of our country is employed by small biz..the other 10% invest into those..plus if you tax the big biz more you morons are still gonna in up paying some where when they raise the price of the goods they sell…your liberal when your young and a republican when your older and understand…if you want socialism ask a canadian how goverment run stuff is…………

  • Guesttarheels125 says:

    I am a middle class American. I have worked hard all my life. I find it offensive that Senator Obamas’ supporters keep telling me how out of touch Senator McCain is with middle class America. I relate to Senator McCain because he DOES understand middle class America. I CAN’t even begin to relate to Senator Obama. He is so far removed from me and what I go thru everyday. I am tired of paying the way for people who won’t work. I don’t owe those “behind” me anything. PLEASE STOP TELLING ME THAT SENATOR OBAMA FEELS MY PAIN FROM OVER TAXATION. HE DOESN’T!!

  • Guest555 says:

    You wealthy business people mde your money from “us” the middle class americans. Why should you not put some of it back into our economy? Mccain also said that military people could come out and go right into our schools and teach with no teating. How many women and families died at their hands when they got out? So, if they have a bad day they can go get a ak47 and shoot our children? Mccain is a idiot and so is palin. If you trust them your nuts!

  • Obama supporter says:

    Why is there so much hate against Obama?? Where in the bible does it say take from the poor and give to the rich? Oh that’s right, maybe in McCain’s bible…that is what he intends to do!! Let’s give more tax breaks to corporations so they can go get more massage therapy and play golf on our coin. If you vote for McCain that is what you are buying into. A man who is so out of touch with middle income Americans it is not even funny. Will the McCain administration do anything for the middle class, over the last eight years I think it is plain to see that it will NOT happen!!

  • J says:

    You are so very right. I have done extensive research on both candidates, their records of service and their voting records on different bills and such. Each time I shake my head because there is no comparison…..McCain has so much more experience and Obama has basically none. Most of this partial term, as you said, has been involved in running for a higher office.

    I don’t care for the name calling, but it’s plain to me that there is only one viable candidate for the job. Unfortunately, the ill-informed are letting their hatred for Bush influence their decision-making about McCain….just because he is a Republican and supported some of Bush’s policies.

    Overall, I think McCain brings a lot to the table. If there were someone like Colin Powell to oppose him that had a lot of knowledge and many years of experience, then I maybe could support him….but not Obama, as he really brings nothing to the table but a lot of rhetoric and slick sounding speeches…..after all, he learned from a master….Slick Willy Clinton, the best manipulator of all, and a great denier to boot!

    McCain/Palin 08

  • jessie j says:

    you talk about his assosiation with this terrorist, ok who do you associate with should we really be taking your thoughts into debate? do you do drugs, do you work we know just as much about you as you truly know about obama!

  • Guest1963 says:

    Is no one concerned about Senator Obama’s association with domestic terrorist William Ayers. The company one keeps speaks volumns to their character & judgment. Several months ago I too was excited about the prospect of having a fresh new voice in today’s political mess. Until, until he starting flip-flopping on the issues and “skirting” around the truth. I no longer trust what he is saying and I believe he just wants to be President at any costs. I personally will not vote for a man that is apparently “embarrassed” to be an American.

  • Guest2891 says:

    So, McCain was supposed to have a town hall meeting, and take questions from the audience, yet he “didn’t have time”? Maybe it was more like he knew he was in area that might not exactly swing his way and didn’t want to go there per the chance he would get a tough question? I agree that McCain himself is a admirable American that sacrificed a great deal for our country. Unfortunately, he has been overtaken with the deperation of wanting to be president so badly (knowing this is his last chance), that he is letting his advisors take his campaign to the bottom of the barrel to try to get him there. He just doesn’t have or know what America needs from a Presidential standpoint. Lets leave that to someone who can rationally guide the branches of government back into a functioning entity that works for the people.

  • Guest7969 says:

    I assume that a single term Senator who hasn’t even served a FULL term yet…has spent MOST of his partial first term running for an even HIGHER office has ALL THE ANSWERS….LOL the whole Obama group is one big HUGE JOKE…just like our country will be if he gets elected!

  • UNCfan says:

    So you think that Obama is better suited to lead this Country back, back from where exactly. Obama doesnt come off to me as someone who could lead his own family back from the grocery store. In the words of Dennis Miller “Obama seems about as trustworthy as a gypsy playing scrabble with a blind man.” If you vote for Obama you are going to undermine everything that this Country stands for. He is a Socialist, and everyones hatred of President Bush is forcing them to find greatness in someone with character flaws, and political flaws as obvious as the sky is blue.

  • GuestTACO says:

    just…wow. I hate how I may have to put up with 4 years of pain just to look back at your stupidity and laugh.

  • Guest555 says:

    I hate to have put up with the past 4 years of pain “mcbush”. I will look at the NEXT 4 years and laugh at YOU!


    Sen. John McCain is a reputable AMERICAN hero that will lead our country in the right direction and will bring our troops home when it is time. If we pull out now it would be like a slap in the face of the fallen soldiers and our way of saying we give up! Osama Mama Bama needs to get a life! NOBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I'm voting for Obama says:

    Why do you associate names? Insults and fear mongering tend to be more effective when you use proper spelling and grammar. Shouldn’t the saying be “No Obama”? Do you even have thoughts of your own or are all of your beliefs borrowed from other people?

    I am voting for Obama and am disgraced that the city I have lived in for 26 years is so overrun with ignorant individuals.

    Good job, McCain supporters! You have succeeded in making yourselves look like total idiots! Woo hoo!

  • Guest222 says:

    Everyone keeps trying to down play obamas links to all these bad people but even if he is not their best friends they helped him to where he is now ….so what kind of favors is he gonna owe them if he is president…scary if you ask me…and its not just him but every president owes favors but not to this extent…he has no record of any thing…speaking of which he wont allow you to look into his background ie birth place school….he is not about the people but himself…we are the us b/c we think outside the box unlike the rest of the world…we need to become a nation of producers again and not so much consumers….we need experience right now plain and simple…you will regret your vote for obama…use fact and not emotion ,,,

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