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October 28th, 2008
04:40 PM ET

What does McCain have to do to win?

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Speaking Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Senator John McCain guaranteed a win in next Tuesday's election. He said, "We're going to win it, and it's going to be tight, and we're going to be up late." However if the polls are anywhere near accurate it was sort of a "Dewey beats Truman" moment.

In order to make good on his promise, McCain has some heavy lifting to do in a handful of battleground states. Traditional red states like Virginia and Colorado seem to be slipping away. In Pennsylvania, Obama holds a 10-point lead over McCain, 52 percent to 42 percent according to a new CNN Poll of Polls. Those numbers appear to be holding firm despite furious campaigning by Senator McCain. Obama was ahead by that same margin last week. The McCain camp has called Pennsylvania a must-win state….

McCain has made up some ground in Florida. A new CNN Poll of Polls there shows the race is tightening with Obama now holding a single point lead. Last week, Obama was up by 3 in Florida.

Watch: Cafferty: Can McCain win?

But winning Florida won't be enough. He's got to win over North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, and Nevada too. And that's a pretty tall order with just a week to go.

Here’s my question to you: What does John McCain have to do to come from behind and win?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Carole from Florida writes:
Fortunately, I don't think there's anything he can do at this point. McCain has run one of the most vicious, ugly, filthy campaigns most of us have ever see when he promised a "decent and respectful campaign.” He picked a running mate who is unqualified, uneducated and totally inappropriate. I'm not sure this woman could lead a choir let alone this country.

Matt from Lorain, Ohio writes:
Jack, the only way he could possibly pull this off is if he "Bushes" his way into office. And by "Bush"ing it I mean, lie, steal, and cheat his way to victory.

Toby from New Orleans, Louisiana writes:
To win, McCain has to fly to Pakistan and single handedly capture Osama Bin Laden. Anything short of that, and he loses on Nov. 4th.

Greg writes:
Fire Palin, sell 10 of his houses and 15 of his cars, and start telling the truth.

Marcy from Mobile, Alabama writes:
He needs to hope that Obama supporters decide that Obama doesn't need their vote because he has it in the bag and thus they decide to spend their Tuesday doing something else.

Cindy from Toronto writes:
Put Palin on the top of the ticket.

John from White Plains, New York writes:
It's simple: just tell the American people the truth. "The country is broken and I don't know if I can fix it but I will do my best."

Peebo writes:
There's nothing in the world McCain can do now, besides getting as chummy as possible with old man Diebold and pre-perforating some chads.


Filed under: 2008 Election • John McCain
soundoff (483 Responses)
  1. Carolyn Stadler

    The Republicans will have to rig the election like they did in 2000 and 2004

    October 28, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  2. MBG (NY)

    Change his name to Barrack Obama ....and oh...don't forget to take on his policies too!

    October 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  3. Jeff H Seattle Wa

    He'll need to run out and get himself a Barack Obama mask and declare he's a Dem. He's not going to win Jack

    October 28, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  4. Sherri

    He should have thought about this question 18 months ago.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  5. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Reverse his involvement with government for the past 30 years.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  6. Ryan, Galesburg, IL

    McCain has no path to win this election, and certainly doesn't deserve to. The only way for him to come out a "winner" would be to tone down the misrepresentations, and wait until after the election to reign-in the borderline racism his campaign has incited.

    Terrorist, muslim, socialist, traitor. He can win by erasing these insults to our democratic process.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  7. Jenny Rome Ga

    Jack,
    Drop Sara Palin and get Colin Powell to be his V.P.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  8. Elizabeth

    Run for a different office.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  9. Cynthia; MS

    There is absolutely nothing that McCain can do that will help him win. We want real change and He's Not It!

    October 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  10. Emily

    Change his political party affiliation, his policies, his name, his running mate, and persona.

    at this point i would say joe the plumber has a better change of winning this election than McCain.

    Emily- Bloomington IL

    October 28, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  11. Marieth, Chicago

    Perish the thought.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  12. Carol in Western Massachusetts

    Send Anchorage Annie packin' and make Jack his surprise v.p. nominee for the October Surprise.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  13. Conor in Chicago

    Nothing, he already won. With the level of voter disenfranchisement that the GOP has orchestrated in swing states paired with fact that the media continues to give the ACORN nonsense more attention that the voter fraud by the GOP it appears that the Neo-Cons have done their work again. They already have the media talking their talking points for after the election: The Bradley Effect, ACORN, racism, young voters being lazy, etc-. All of the talking points are in place to "explain" to the country why Obama actually didn't win. If this election is anything like 2004 news outlets will not do any meaningfull stories about the GOP voter disenfranchisement until 2010-long after it matters.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  14. sandi-arizona

    He should just accept defeat graciously.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  15. Jim in British Columbia

    I know what he has to do, but I'm not going to tell him.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  16. Annie Kraft Naples FL

    No No and No.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  17. Donn Clark

    Cheat to steal another election–his only way. If Americans were really using their brains, McCain would be down by forty points. He is still pushing the trickle down economic agenda and doesn't realize we are in this mess because the Bush / Republican (which he supported) policies resdistributed most of our nations wealth to the rich at the expense of the middle class and the poor.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  18. Don

    Cheat!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  19. Mark

    Jack, there is NO WAY McCain can win, because people like YOU, keith olberman, Brian Williams and Katie Couric decided a long time ago that Obama was going to win. Your group of media buddies have carried on a campaign of vicious attacks against Palin and McCain while saying literally NOTHING negative about Obama. Shouldn't your question have been phrased something like, "How is the senile senator from Arizona and the moron governor of Alaska going to win this election?"

    October 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  20. Sina

    John McCain can wait another 4 years in the wall street , stop flip flopping , and choose another VP with some experience and then he has a chance.
    Vancouver, BC

    October 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  21. carol in Oregon

    He doesn't have to do a thing. The people have to decide how high of a tax they are willing to pay. The hidden taxes are the ones to think about. The ones passed down to the poor and lower midlle class through higher prices on goods and services.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  22. Ronnie

    John McCain would need a miracle at this point to win this election. His bid for the whitehouse was doomed the day he named Sarah Palin to his ticket. She has proven to be an eventual thorn in his side, primarily because she was not even known to the American people, until that day. Add to that her complete bungling of live interviews on the networks and her ignorance of the issues facing the USA these days, it's no wonder that the GOP campaign will suffer it's worst defeat in modern history.

    Prediction: From a Canadian no less.....don't forget where you heard it!

    Obama....352 Electoral seats with 66% of the popular vote
    McCain...Well, you do the math.

    Ronnie
    Hamilton, Ontario

    October 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  23. Lorenzo in Atlanta

    Change his name to Barack Obama.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  24. bob dooley from north florida

    For John Mc Cain to win at this point in the game, he would have to pull off a doug flutie hail mary pass, or perhaps the loaves and fishes trick from the bible.

    stay on top of the rats!

    jack

    October 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  25. Tom Bulger

    He has to get religion and join the Obama camp. Come on, brother John, see the Light. I say, see the Light!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  26. Venia PA

    Resign. Seriously, because the way it's looking for him he may not even win back his seat in the Senate.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  27. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: An old saying; "When danger approaches, SING...

    October 28, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  28. Nora Corpus Christi Texas

    All McCain ever talks about is Senator Obama. How about some election issues, that would be a nice change. Trivial things like the economy, the war, energy, you know stuff like that. McCain sounds bitter and old and instead of telling us what he is going to do and tell us why he is the better choice, he spends his days running Obama down, which by the way does not seem to be working. At what point will McCain quit bashing his head into the wall with that before he realizes it is not working. Senator McCain, that is not change that is the Republican party being well, the republican party.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  29. bob dooley from north florida

    Jack,

    John would have to pull off the loaves and fishes miracle in all of the swing states suffering from economic tsunamis

    October 28, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  30. Ken Scully, Ruffin SC

    I don't think he can. However, if he did have a chance, he'd have to stop his McCarthyism style of politics. Demonizing others for the acquisition of power and political advantage is as despicable as was the McCarthyism of the 1950's. Just like everything else, his ideas and tactics are from another era, and need to be "upgraded"!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  31. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: He could ask Ted Stevens for advice.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  32. Jocely Emile

    Nothing, If John McCain put country first he should have offer a better plan than George Bush to move this country to a positive direction. Obviously the republican way has not work for this country since Ronald Reagan.

    We elect 5 Republicans president the best they for this country is $13 trillions deficits.

    Jocely

    NY

    October 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  33. Jim - Long Island, NY

    McCain has to get into that Michael J. Fox " Back to the Future Car" and go back in time and make sure Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton never gets involved with politics.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  34. Mike, Cleveland, Ohio

    If McCain wants to win this election he better get started on the construction of his time-machine so he can go back and fix everything that happened the past eight years.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  35. Katiec Pekin, IL

    Jack,
    Do not see how he can win, nor does he deserve to.
    The republicans have gone down as running the sleeziest
    campaign in the history of our country. We voters deserve
    more than that.
    My concern is all this voter supression that is going on.
    And, it is happening all over our country. Every trick and
    scheme in the book is being played and it has to be
    stopped before the election. Where are all the headlines
    concerning this and what is being done?
    Will we be victims once again??

    October 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  36. Danielle, Dallas,TX

    Steal the ballots which have voted for Obama.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  37. Precious Coker

    Neither McCain nor his campaign has been able to answer this very simple question: " why should anyone vote for McCain?

    Neither McCain nor his campaign has been able to market McCain!!!

    McCain has not been able in 21months tell the nation why he thinks he is the better candidate.

    It is too little to late.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  38. Tyree,LV

    1.Get a different VP.
    2.Change His Policies.
    3.Stop The Negative Campaigning.

    But, It is to late for that, go down with honor.

    Obama/Biden 08'

    October 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  39. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    There is absolutely no way for McCain to win the election but can win some self respect back if he denounced the tactics he has used and told the truth about the lies and deception him and his campaign have foisted upon Obama.

    He sold his soul to the morally challenged right wing extremists who only have their own perceived self righteous agenda with no concern for the state of the nation or it's citizens beyond how they feel these people should behave and think.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  40. Bev, Los Angeles

    Dump Palin, Change his tax for the rich plan to helping the middle and working class, Change his position on Roe V Wade, Stop saying "My Friends", Change his "Drill Baby Drill" to "Jobs Baby Jobs", Stop saying "I'm Tested, I can get Bin Laden, I know how to win war", Apologize to his first wife, Admit he has a gambling problem and stop with the red-baiting and racial undertones of his ads.

    Outside of all that Jack, NOTHING!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  41. ajks

    Pray for a miracle!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  42. Francheska , Georgia

    I know, I know!!

    Drop Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin, and William Ayers...OH WAIT...he is betting on those people to win the election for him.

    Sorry, I guess I am about as much to help McCain as his campaign staff is proving to be.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  43. Lene' From Sycamore, IL

    I think Obama would have to help him out on this one and make a huge mistake in order for him to come from behind and win.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  44. Jason, Koloa, HI

    Jesus Christ would have to personally robo-call every evangelical voter in the U.S. to give his support of John McCain. Then it might, just might, be close. Short of that, it ain't happening.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  45. Angela in Jacksonville, FL

    He should quit in order to win.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  46. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: There are no winners, only survivors.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  47. Dave in MO

    All he has to do is fight! McCain is a fighter! Don't count your eggs Jack!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  48. Mike, Dallas

    He's had a lifetime to figure out how to become president...and he now knows he is not going to win. And, I hope he knows why.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  49. Annie, Atlanta

    1. Drop Sarah Palin.
    2. Find where he misplaced his decency and honor.
    3. Become a uniter, instead of a divider.
    4. Come up with a plan other than bashing Obama.

    Won't happen. Winning means more than leading.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  50. David in San Diego

    He needs to get closet racists, who say they are undecided or for Senator Obama when polled, to vote for him. He cannot do it by belatedly trying to make the case for himself–he needs to keep on discrediting Senator Obama. I have enough confidence in the US public (but not in McCain) to believe it wouldn't work.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  51. Jane (Minnesota)

    Tell Democratic voters to vote on Nov 5th????????

    October 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  52. Barb B Mpls

    He doesn't deserve to win. Maybe he could win Ted Stevens seat.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  53. mitchell ,arkansaw

    he must tap into something obama calls 'hope'. then he must 'honestly' demand 'change',and spell out, how exactly he intends to carry out that change. he must inspire those he speaks to, instead of telling lies. he should offer a public apology to the entire nation for distorting barack's character,and,lastly, he needs to pray to GOD for forgiveness and a miracle.
    it still may not work because so many have already voted.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  54. Rosalynd Florida

    Travel back in time through a time vortex and come back as a Democrat for Change in 2008.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  55. C in Belen, New Mexico

    The votes have not been counted yet. Senator McCain could pull it out despite what the polls say. Don't forget the lead that Dewey had in the polls, but Truman was the winner at the end of the day.....Don't start collecting on your election bets untill November 5th....

    October 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  56. Tina from MI

    In order to win, McCain needs to:

    (1)replace his VP pick
    (2)change his health care amount from $5,000 to $15,000
    (3)go back to the general opinions he had when he ran in 2000
    (4)publicly apologize for running a deceitful and nasty campaign

    Then I could take him more seriously & consider voting for him.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  57. Mike in St. Pete Beach, Florida

    Do what they did the last two times; sue for the presidency, intimidate black voters, refuse admission to people who have a name that rhymes with a convicted felon, cheat, steal and rig the voting machines. Simple.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  58. Ralph, Corpus Christi

    For him to have a chance he'll have to pray that the record early voter ballots get lost.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  59. Chichi from Bucks County, PA

    He has ti find a way to get the registered republicans that he has turned off (like myself) back in his corner. He should, just once, give a speech where 90% of it isn't spent deamonizing Obama. Also, he should spend more time talking about social issues like abortion. I don't think that's a road Obama wants to follow him down.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  60. Braithwaite, from VA

    I hope you're not actually referring to the presidential election, Jack...in case you are, well, McCain can adopt Obama's economic plan. I'm frankly sick of hearing every other word being either: spread, weath, redistributor, porkbarrel, and plumber. The sad fact is, a few undecideds seem to be falling for it.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  61. David, Las Vegas

    Yes Jack he does, If he's campaigning for 2012. He has a slim chance, but he'll need Tina Fey as his V.P.
    David

    October 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  62. bob from north florida

    Perhaps he could get a shout out from "Joe the Pope"

    October 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  63. Jocely Emile

    I don't about McCain, but I do know what hard working people need to do to win It’s time for people to open their eyes vote on the thing that matter the most to your children, your home mortgage, healthcare, retirement, how to pay for college. Listen to plan put forward by candidate see your family economy security in that plan. Is there a plan have you heard it before has it works.
    If you take a medication it made you sickness worse do you want to try it again.

    Think about issues.

    Since Ronald Reagan we elected 5 republican president what happen to the economy during that time?

    Jocely

    NY

    October 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  64. Kathy Glendale Heights, IL

    To win back the respect people once had for him? He needs to just stop all this divisive bullcrap and remember what it means to be a hero: the willingness to put country before self.

    It seems he is 'going down in a blaze of GORY instead of GLORY'

    October 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  65. Randy in New York

    Cheating and more cheating!

    McCain is now a dishonorable man and a hypocrite. He sold his soul to the devil.

    Here’s hoping McCain attends a farewell party at the White House for himself and George W. Have a piece of cake on me!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  66. Kal from Canada

    First he needs to have a 9/11-like terrorist attack happen on US soil. Then he needs to identify, find, arrest, try, convict, and execute the terrorists responsible. AND do it all before Nov. 4. Maybe then he will have a chance to be elected.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  67. Michael watching from Canada

    Jack,

    McCain should make a deal with the manufacturer of voting machines so that no matter who the voters voted for, they would somehow give McCain an unassuming narrow electoral vote victory.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  68. Ted O. (Canada)

    To Win, McCain needs to:
    1.Pray a lot
    2.Find more simple minded people to bamboozel
    3.Hope more voter machines break down or record
    votes incorrectly.
    4.Put the wheels back on the straight talk express,
    drop his attack ads & speeches & become the old
    John McCain, who had integrity, & class & succintly
    explain to the voters how he's going to get them out
    of this economic mess. That will never happen!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  69. Mickie in Philadelphia, PA

    Steal it like they have in the past.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  70. Josh In North Carolina

    It's nothing he can do,he was doomed when he came out and said he supported George Bush 90% of the time, and that the fundermentals of the economy are sound..Picking Sara Palin as his running mate will be the straw that broke the camels back when all is said and done...

    October 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  71. Jerry from Monroe Co., WV

    McCain will have to suspend his campaign again and single-handedly catch Obama hiding from the National Enquirer in a hotel bathroom to keep secret his mistress and illigitimate kid, or at least catch him taking a wide stance in a stall. Not going to happen. Finally, we are going to give the smart guy a chance to make us proud of him and ourselves.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  72. brett mullins Phoenix,Az

    he should change his policies. not spend $ 250.000 million in Iraq ,change his pro life ideas, and not being a flip flopper. maybe his personality might help .

    October 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  73. Tom in Desoto Texas

    To win, he'd have to offer all households a personal bailout guaranteed by his wife. That would be putting money where his mouth is. McCain should do the honorable thing, retire from the Senate. He'll never be looked at the same after Nov 4th.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  74. Marsha from Texas

    The only way he can win is the same way "W" became president... Steal the election... We will not stand for it this time. Go Obama/Biden 2008

    October 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  75. Jonathan Price

    Change his running to Jack Cafferty

    October 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  76. Fem, Knoxville, Tenn.

    Jack, Sometimes one can win by losing graciously. I think this is the only option left for Senator McCain, he needs to remember who he used to be, the respect the American people had for him and realises that unlike Sara Palin who has nothing coming into this race and has admitted having nothing to loose, he stands to loose a lot if he continues on this disgraceful path.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  77. Karl in CA

    He can't, it's too late. There is nothing short of rigging the election in swing states, like in Florida and Ohio that can help his chances of winning. He ran a negative campaign and this time it didn't work. We are fed up with political hacks like him slinging mud and having no ideas of their own. He lost it when he went negative in the first place.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  78. Raphael in New York

    Jack, McCain has to assure the public that his economic policies will be better for the population than those of Obama, and that his rival is changing these almost every day, as suggested by Biden. Also, McCain must pledge that as President he will ask his Attorney General to go aftere those who have contributed to our economic problems, be they on Wall Street or in Washington, regardless of party affiliation, race, or gender.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  79. Nuwan

    Invent a time machine and go back in time and do things right. It sounds very unrealistic so does a win for McCain. What he can do is stop damaging his self image more and start to think of a honarable exit strategy. At least he should try to save his honor as an American hero. He has taken a very low road with his election strategies that would be damaging to the person he represent to the American people.

    Nuwan from Houston, TX

    October 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  80. Chris

    At this point, any outside-the-box attempt on his part would be viewed as an act of desperation. Maybe if he could dial down his attacks on Obama and fully explain his plan to make America better.

    Chris from NC

    October 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  81. Michelle Cubas

    The sinuous path McCain has plowed is due to his personal choices based on political ambition. Whatever was offered as the "prize" by the Bush machine, he sold his reputation, values and principles for it.

    No matter what John McCain does now, the actions will appear calculating and insincere. He needed to think about running on a "straight-talk" path from the outset. He's painted himself into a corner.

    These last days must be spent in preserving his honor.

    Michelle Cubas, Enterprise Business Coach
    Scottsdale, AZ

    October 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  82. Frank Parker

    What does John Macain have to do to win?
    He could have quit when he picked Gov. Palin, it was all over at that time! He thought this lady from Alaska could pick up the Hillary voters, she couldn't even hold on to the Republican voters.

    Thanks JacK

    October 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  83. dj

    McCain has created his own defeat!! For starters, Sarah Palin as VP was a political tactic that backfired and demonstrated McCain's poor judgement. They have tried every tactic and strategy without success. The Republican campaign has been nothing but an embarrassing side show.........now it's too late!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  84. T.J. Marshall (Raleigh, NC)

    Run for the Presidency of Guatemala or Panama. There, he might have a shot.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  85. Matt from Albuquerque

    Aside from Kicking Palin off the ticket for Colin Powell, I don't think that there is much else that McCain can do at this point to turn things around. The undecided voters & most Obama supporters don't care for the GOP platform or McCain's stance on the issues. McCain's supporters in the blogosphere didn't help with their cries about Obama's ties to Rezko, Ayers, Wright, ACORN or his supposed fake birth certificate & "Muslim" faith.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  86. mitchell ,arkansaw

    i think he needs a time machine.......

    October 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  87. Anna, New York

    Hopefully, he cannot do a darn thing!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  88. John Kurian

    Drop Sarah Palin. I voted Republican in the past. Not this time. If Ms.Palin ever becomes President- I shudder to think Todd Palin will be sitting on cabinet meetings & influencing decisions. A school dropout will be making life & death decisions for me & my kids. Scarry.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  89. Jonathan Price

    Change his running mate to Jack Cafferty

    October 28, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  90. Craig. Mission Viejo, CA

    If he hadn't already dug such an unnecessary hole for himself, I'd be recommending McCain ditch the spastic stump speeches and rival Obama with his own 30-minute commercial full of positive straight talk and free of negative, Obama-trashing tripe. Unfortunately for him, he's out of time and money, and we reasonable Americans are out of patience.

    May he rest in peace. Amen.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  91. Ann, Newton, New Jersey

    Get rid of Palin and try and convince Hillary to take her place.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  92. Jim From Chicago

    Jack, McCain dosen't have a chance of winning. He really should
    have thought all this before he went negative and chose Palin
    for his V.P. Palin , like it or not buried him.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  93. Jerry

    Give every voter over 21 a voucher for a free beer from
    Cindys beer company.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  94. mitchell ,arkansaw

    HE NEEDS A HELL OF A LOT OF "HOPE"!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  95. Susan, Sequim WA

    Stop being negative, get a plan that isn't like Bush's, and oh yes, CHANGE PARTIES!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  96. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    It's already being done. With all the voters that are being disenfranchised (including some of our military personnel), the play is in place.

    Rove/Limbaugh rule, don't they?

    October 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  97. Derek

    McCain would have to conceit the victory to Obama and use the rest of his campaign funds to help out other republicans fight the dems from gaining control of Congress. If he really believed in "Country First" and really believed that having full democratic control will be the downfall of America then that is what he would do. Then and only then might he sway a few independents to vote for him next week.

    But that won't ever happen, so we have nothing to worry about.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  98. Natalie

    He can apologize for the smears he has used against Obama and then "gracefully" bow out of the Presidential race and then he can, perhaps regain a bit of the decency he used to have.

    Natalie
    an American in Germany

    October 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  99. Marie Ontario

    McCain has to suppress the voters and stop as many as possible from casting their votes as this way if they stop 4 voters from voting they will likely stop 3 Obama votes.

    Once the latter is done use the Phil Gramm mathematical system to count those votes that were cast and the Republican courts to approve of the results.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  100. Roy - Chicago IL

    Invoke the Apocalypse, ride down on a cloud, and slay all the liberal sinners!!!! Then b****-slap Senator Stevens on primetime TV before denouncing the Republican party and running as an Independent like Palin wants to....

    October 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  101. Deb n Texas

    Nothing but go back to Arizona and Alaska and we will all win.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  102. Susan from Georgia

    Nothing. He lost a long time ago when he gave up his integrity, his honor and his common decency to the Republican party to try to win this election.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  103. Frank, Canada

    He needs to find at least 3 things :

    1 – A time machine to avoid all the gaffes he has done during this presidential contest like picking Sarah Palin as his running mate.
    2 – A cure for cancer so that people would no longer worry about his health.
    3 – The fountain of youth so that people will no longer worry about his age.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  104. Sharon from Virginia

    Get rid of McPalin and get Mitt Romney on the ticket...Oh it is to late for that. So at this point he should just go away and take Palin with him and that would make him a winner. Bow out Gracefully

    October 28, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  105. Dakota Don from Akra

    Agree to Dick Cheney's plan B.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  106. Ram

    Hi Jack-

    McCain's losing the election is still not a fait accompli. There are a sizable number of undecided voters who seem to think that the Dems will lead the country towards pseudo-socialism, in my opinion. If he targets those, he might stand achance. They happen to be small busines owners, by the way.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  107. Mike in UT

    Jack,

    Even though I've already voted for Obama/Biden, I think McCain has already won due to systematic electronic voting machine tampering, "lost" absentee ballots and outright voter fraud. TPTB have too much at stake to chance Obama's winning, even when their candidates are totally dysfunctional.

    UNLESS, Obama supporters show up and vote in such overwhelming numbers that any vote tampering will be immediately obvious. A landslide is hard to hide under the rug.

    GET OUT AND VOTE for the FUTURE (Obama/Biden), THE EARLIER THE BETTER!

    namaste,

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  108. brett,las vegas

    he could just die and get it over with. that would be a win for the country.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  109. Michael

    Woah woah woah, Jack...

    Who said John McCain was going to lose???

    After all, I heard he was just running against some liberal, african american, junior senator with no real world experience and a pocket full of empty promises. You can't tell me that this guy has actually gotten through to the American People, what, with all this talk of "Unity, Peace, and a United, United States of America."

    Nope, that'll never fly! (He's got this socialist right where he wants him!)

    Michael, Teacher for Obama.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  110. Christine CT

    Pray.

    Christine Waterbury, CT

    October 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  111. Andrew

    He can't win.. His choice of Palin buried him. Sorry Johnny

    October 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  112. Michael watching from Canada

    I really hope that Obama supporters don't get complacent......every vote does count!!

    McCain can't win with Palin on the ticket.

    His biggest mistake was bringing on Ms Palin.....she is extremely polarizing......scaring independents with her extremely right wing positions......making everyone wonder how she can step in as President if (Heaven forbid) anything happen to McCain.

    Is it true that Russian airplanes fly over Alaska to get to the US?

    October 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  113. Judy, Exeter, Calif,

    Nothing – and even if I did know, I wouldn't tell him. Talk is cheap and that's all he's got.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  114. Ed McDuffie

    Remove Palin from the ballot oh he can't do that. Stop supporting the corporations that send our jobs overseas, oh he can't do that. Cut his ties from the GOP can't do that. Shut up, might work.. Give the middle class a tax cut, that would work. Make the insurance companies cover the people they insure that would help, but thats out of the question wouldn't want to cut into their profits now would we. Bring back to life the 4000 + Americans that have lost their lives fighting Bush's war. He can't do that he wants American men and women to give there all for that, and he is not GOD.... Can't think of one thing he could do to turn this election around McCain losses.... Sorry about that GOP. And I have already voted for that guy stop calling me.

    Alliance Ne.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  115. Mark - Asheville, NC

    This is why many people will never vote for Obama. You can delete us all you want but you can't delete McCain votes!!

    All this blog is, is an Obama worshipping site that bashes the crap out of everyone who dares oppose Him. CNN is worth more than this.
    Cafferty is nothing more than a hack, he is NOT a journalist!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  116. Bill Davis

    Since McCain seems to act Bush in so many ways, I suggest John McCain cheat to win.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  117. ken - florida

    At this point the only thing McCain could win would be his Honor. He needs to put Country First and admit that the Democrats would have a better chance to put the country on the track to recovery and drop out of the race for the White House.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  118. John, Fort Collins, CO

    John McCain probably saved his best U-turn maverick move for just such an emergency as this. Something startling like replacing Sarah Palin with Michael Jackson.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  119. ST

    He need to actually talk about the issues and his proposed resolution. He and Palin talk too much about how bad Obama is, but at least Obama is talking about the problems and his policies. I haven't heard any of this from McCain or Palin. He also need to show more leadership. It's obvious he can't run his campaign. If he can't be a leader there, what makes him think he can be POTUS?!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  120. N.S , Huntsville Al

    Hopefully nothing. I don't dare give good advise to my enemies.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  121. Malka D. Oceanside CA

    short of stomp his feet, fall on the floor and crying he was robbed.

    click his ruby red heels three times and say over and over "Marverick's are the only president for the united states".
    we will have thrown water on palin by then and she will be melting into the political history.
    the wizzard has spoken no heart, brains or intelligent for the republican party.
    this time we are paying attention to the fools (the american voters)behind the curtain - "we're back" in charge!!!!

    we are back on the yellow brick road back to our destiny. thank god almighty we will be all free at last!!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  122. Gloria

    There is nothing he can do right now! I can't see how he can win. And the choice of Sarah Palin has really been a disaster! She is bad for McCain as well as the entire Republican party! Obama is indeed a breath of fresh air!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  123. Bill Davis

    Since McCain seems to act Bush in so many ways, I suggest John McCain cheat to win.

    Bill D.
    Champaign, IL

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  124. kathleen , san juan

    He needs to resign for health reasons.
    Sarah Palin needs to resign for family reasons.
    Substitute by next Tuesday ROMNEY/HUCKABEE

    Ive already voted for Barack Obama, so Im glad the RNC cant pull this off.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  125. John Collinsville, IL.

    Jack, He can do what all good republicans do Lie, Cheat, Rig the polls is in 2000 or bump off Obama.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  126. Mel - Rancho Mirage, California

    Jack, I think it is too late and the Obama train left the station. If there is any chance left for a McCain win it is being himself. He sold his sole to the Republican right and he did not need to. He won the nomination without their help. Instead of concentrating on getting the votes of Independents and centerists he chose Palin and moved to far right. Now I know this hurt him because I am a moderate Republican and I have just voted for Obama. The Maverick is gone and this confused old man is left behind and it is over. It is sad to see a genuine American Hero go down like this. Rush Limbaugh must be very proud of himself.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  127. Peter TX

    lets see here, toss palin out of the window, give the GOP the finger and turn around, smile his best and tell us independents, "I'M BACK!"

    Peter

    Dallas TX

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  128. Heather, GA

    Keep doing that McNasty thing that he does...oh...wait that's not working.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  129. Larro

    He would have to Replace Sarah with Hilliary and fast.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  130. Bruce St Paul MN

    Suspend the election due to the financial crisis, and have the Supreme Court choose the president. According to latest tracking polls, he'd win five to four.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  131. brett,las vegas

    I wouldnt count on obama winning this election,as many racists are undecided voters,and the republicans are very good with their fear and attack policies.they could make the pope look like a bad guy

    October 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  132. nerakami, Miami FL

    McCain's ineptitude in running a campaign has lost him this election. He doesn't have what it takes Jack, and that is straight up leadership qualities.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  133. Jim from Chicago

    Become a jockey and hop on Big Brown. Oh, you mean the presidential race? Too late for that.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  134. teri from Mi.

    In order for John McCain to win he would have to turn back the clock to the year 2000 and be the candidate Independents like myself could respect. Of course it's too late for that, so now I lie awake at night worrying about Sarah Palin being a heart beat away from the presidency.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  135. Debra ~ California

    Take a time machine back 20 years and start over!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  136. Iryn from Kansas

    Jack,
    Are you joking? Is this a joke? ....or is that a real question?
    ok..there's nothing he can do...Mccain is wrong and Obama is right?

    October 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  137. Mik

    Written McCain off a long time ago...sorry just don't have it in me to vote Republican this time....
    More than ready for change...tired of typical old school politicans like McCain with 7 homes, and 13 cars..

    Obama has finally given the Middle Class a real voice!
    We were invisible under Bush and McCain for sure!
    Bush and McCain are two warmongers too!

    Going for the young buck with one home and a car .
    Obama/Biden 08

    October 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  138. brett,las vegas

    thanks for ur balanced site and censureship,on things u dont like to hear.hey moderator,are u a republican also?

    October 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  139. Pat, Pa.

    Go to bed tonight and pray that when he wakes up tomorrow it has only been a bad nightmare.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  140. M Dixon Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    First he moves to Alaska, joins the Alaskan Independence Party, secedes from the U.S. and declares himself Emperor For Life (which would be about a week before he's taken out Shakespearean style by the house of Palin), see it's simple!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  141. Greg, Hamilton Ontario

    His only chance at a win was stopped yesterday when they nabbed those two redneck skin heads with the shotgun.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  142. Paul

    It is now to late for McCain. He did not run as himself and now to try to it is to late. I guess his only opion would be to pray that he makes it in and is able to do a good job. But it looks pretty slim that he has a chance.
    Paul
    Round Rock, Texas

    October 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  143. DIONNE

    JACK,

    WELL, IT'S TO LATE. HE CAN'T DO ANYTHING...WAIT A MINUTE, MAYBE HE CAN SHARE HIS WIFE'S FORTUNE.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  144. Lilly

    Figure out how to start over.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  145. joe in ny

    Bush would have to start a war like he tried to do in Syria killing innocent people so McShame can find something to talk about

    October 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  146. brett,las vegas

    the only democrat on cnn ,is jack cafferty period! otherwise ur whole cnn site is a bunch of balless republicans

    October 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  147. carson

    He has to change party R to D and run along with obama... and he will not be a looser....that's the only way mcsame can achicve .

    October 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  148. L.E. JOHNSON

    Jack,
    John McCain is a good person, he should have started running an honest campaign from the beginning and he would be a lot closer in the race now. Also changing his policies from Bush policies would help tremendously!!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  149. Kenny in Va.

    Barring some huge scandal on the Dems side, nothing could save him now. I just hope he clears his head and sees how small and pathetic he and Palin looked throughout this campaign.

    If two racers took off from the starting line and one of them spent the entire time trying to trip or push the other one down would he truly expect to win, much less be hailed as the better runner?

    Shame on you McCain. You have closed your otherwise admirable life in public sevice on a very negative note. Enjoy those millions in retirement.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  150. Ray, Pittsburgh

    If he were Catholic I'd say try a novena. Other than that I've got nothing.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  151. Jay-Mississippi

    Simple Jack, he himself can do nothing to win. Now due to unforeseen events he could win, he would need a truthful, and harmful October Surprise, he would need Obama to gaffe and lose. Otherwise, he himself can do nothing to win.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  152. Matt in Las Vegas, NV

    Divine Intervention or Assassination. I hear McCain is holding group prayers with Pastor Hagee about this right now. Option 2 is completely off the table, because McCain can't even look Obama in the eyes at a debate, let alone in a dark alley.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  153. javier angeles

    to win, he has to quit attaking obama and drop palin.
    how i wish i was a us citizen so i could vote for obama !
    j angeles, guadalajara, mexico

    October 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  154. Bob, Castle Rock Colorado

    Start bringing out all the skeletons out of Obama's closet, and hit hard ubtil it finally sinks in. Something that the left wing media won't do, their too concerned with Palin's wardrobe. Give me a break....
    I can't figure out how you can make poor pepole richer, by making rich people poor. But Obama seems to think thats the American way.

    McCain/Palin 08

    October 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  155. carson

    Or he has to change his name mcsame to obama !!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  156. Charlie (Bethpage, NY)

    Unless McCain has a photo of Obama drinking a beer with Bin Laden in his cave, he can't win. He has been off point, out of touch, and downright nasty during this campaign. I can't wait until November 4th, when he is "swiftboated" away with the rest of the Republicans. McCain's ship sailed when he said "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" the day the market crashed.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  157. Bit/Prattville

    Become ten years younger.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  158. Spencer in Virginia

    First he'll need a genie to grant him 3 wishes. But this isn't a fairy tale so he's just S.O.L.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  159. Eleanora Feucht

    The only way he can WIN some respect is to withdraw from the race – for the good of the country.

    ELEANORA FEUCHT, MOUNT LAUREL,N.J.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  160. john, Australia

    call for the arrest of Bush. actually, slap on the hand cuffs personally and drag the clown out by his ear.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  161. J.C. from Raleigh, NC

    Jack,
    Have Alaska secede with the help of Todd's pals and become president of a country where he and Sarah can keep an eye on Russia.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  162. Shane from Montreal

    Absolutely nothing he can do!

    To quote a line from "Rambo" :

    "It's over John"

    October 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  163. George McCarthy

    Well, he and Gov. Palin might just become a bit more temperate in
    their attacks on Sen. Obama. On the mater of redistribution of wealth,
    is it not true that the Bush Tax Cuts were a redistribution of wealth...
    to the top? To extrapolate from Sen. Obama's rather modest proposal
    to reduce taxes on middle class families while levying a modest increase on the highest income earners, is a real stretch. And to
    liken it to the onset of a nightmare Communist regime is nothing less
    than a hysterical whopper. Someone might tell the two of them that
    almost every change in our huge tax code is most likely to redistribute
    some amount of money to someone. Please, I want my president and
    vice prisident to smarter than that.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  164. Jackie in Dallas

    1). Dump the anchor that Palin represents.
    2). Magically become the man I respected eight years ago.
    3). Apologize to the American people for a disrespectful and divisive campaign.
    4). Retire.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  165. Roger (Dallas, TX)

    Jack: The cold hard fact of life is that he does not deserve to win. Having run the most despicable campaign in recent memory, his foolish pick of the totally inept Sarah Palin, his meandering from position to position, the neverending viscious and unfounded attacks on Sen. Obama's character and his shameful conduct during the recent financial meltdown, he has proven he does not have the characteristics necessary to be POTUS. 8 years ago Sen. McCain was an honorable man, but this campaign has produced someone the American public no longer knows nor trusts.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  166. Lee in Michigan

    Hopefully, there's not a damn thing he CAN do at this point. It sure looks like his campaign is so far off the tracks it can't be put right.
    He's embarrassed himself and us; he looks old, pathetic and desperate. He should be ashamed for the disgusting path his campaign has taken...the hate, bigotry, divisiveness and dishonesty.
    BUT–there's still a week until Election Day, and I remember being stunned that America could elect Bush/Cheney for a 2nd term 4 years ago. If Michigan had early voting, I would already have voted, but I will be at the front of the line come Tuesday morning. I'm not taking ANYTHING for granted at this point.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  167. JW Georgia

    He needs to bring the broomstick of the Wicked Witch back to the Wizard. Otherwise....flying monkey time for Mc whatsisname.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  168. marrig San Francisco, CA

    I don't see any HONEST way that McCain could win now. But that hasn't seemed to stop his party before.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  169. AYO ABRAHAM

    The question, Jack, is not "what McCain need to do to win". The question is when will McCain see the handwriting on the wall and throw in the towel. The American people have seen through him. The last few months have showcased McCain as "representative of the Washington that needs to be changed".

    He is a bottom of the class war monger who cannot even use a personal computer talkless of having any understanding of present day economic and technological issues. Thank God America has a better choice!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  170. Willow, Iowa

    There's nothing McCain can do to even recover any honesty, respect or morality, much less win the election. If he had run an honest positive campaign, showing us his good attributes, used good judgment in his VP, even if he was losing, he would have been respected. He's lost my respect, and I suspect the respect of a huge number of people. There's nothing he can do, short of stuffing the ballot boxes in 50 states to win. and even if he did win, he will never get back the admiration and respect.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  171. Joey

    It seems that the ideas to better the economy have been exahsted on both side, and there is very little ground that can be made here.John Mccain must now try to better conceptualise the idea that Barack is not DESERVING of the presidency. Given his associations, memiors, lack of expirience, and arrogance Barack Obama seems to only want to be president to satisfy his own ego. Wereas John Mccain has shown unparalled sacrifice, experience, and honor. In turn proving that his desire to be president is based on his desire to make this country better.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  172. carson

    He has to change party R to D and run along with obama... and he will not be a looser....that's the only way mcsame can achicve .

    change is name mcsame to obama !!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  173. Kevin in Mass

    Get more electoral college votes. Thats it. Thats all he needs to win.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  174. Michael watching from Canada

    Jack,

    Maybe McCain should become a plumber.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  175. tj

    Quit and say he is going home to take care of his children like they told Pailin to do. At least that way he will have the honor of acting like a winner even though he won't be.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  176. Al in Atlanta

    CHEAT!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  177. Karen McCullough

    Get rid of Sarah Palin.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  178. jon hoffman

    Jack: stuff the ballot box; block the voter lines; put the Obama leaning voters to sleep so they don't vote,; Won't Happen! We who love ALL of America are really jazzed to get out the change vote.
    My wife says, when this is over i will have to go to rehab to get over election withdrawals .
    Jon in Calif.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  179. Glenn

    Dear Comrad,
    The evil capitalist cannot win. Barak has made Socialism cool again. With the help of all of you comrads in the media we cannot lose! Up with our Dear Leader!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  180. FernieMac in Rosamond, CA

    The only thing he can do is activate the diebold machines that rig the 2004 election in favor of GW Bush. They are already trying to suppress voting in african american and minority areas, but it's not going to work this time.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  181. Peggy-Lombard, Illinois

    Doesn't seem like there is much he can do at this late hour of the campaign. The best thing for him is to accept defeat graciously and return to the Senate as McMaverick.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  182. Lea McEvilly

    John should take a page from that old song,"North to Alaska", which has recently been renamed "Back to Alaska", and goes as follows:

    Back to Alaska, a little bit South of Nome,
    Back to Alaska, let's send Sarah home!

    An 82 year old Obama Girl
    Caledonia, MN

    October 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  183. Mickie in Stallion Springs, CA

    I don't even want to entertain the possibility of a McCain/Palin victory.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  184. Mike in Kansas

    Buy back his soul from whoever he sold it to. He may not win that way but at least he would have his honor.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  185. Kelley

    Drop Palin, recruit Hilary for a joint ticket.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  186. Deb Minnesota

    Should have gotten to know an average american & maybe he would have a better understanding of the problems we are facing.
    Then maybe he would have had his own theme instead of flip flopping all over the place & taking the other canidates theme. Also realize America not for sale & actually put the american people & country first. Then maybe he would actually have something meaningful to say to the people. All I heard was a 1 sentence statement on an issue then it was bashing Obama. He has no substance. Also he should have ran a positive campaign. I also realized that Democratics are positive & Republicans are negative

    October 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  187. JJ

    easy; just say no to Bush.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  188. Howard M. Bolingbrook IL

    I think that Sen. McCain has to hope the "Bradley Effect" is real and active or that something horrible happens on a national security front that might catapult McCain.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  189. Sue

    He has created an atmosphere with his campaign of anger, fear, and
    distrust. Americans need hope and he has not offered that at all; therefore, he doesn't deserve to win and it looks like he won't. He talks about Obama saying anything to win, but, in reality, that is his
    game.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  190. Dan, Maryland

    He needs to fix the economy, convince Bush to get us out of Iraq, he has to articulate a way to make healtcare adequate and affordable, and he has to make sure the middle class can get back on their feet again. If he can do all of that in the next 7 days I bet he'll win. Hell I'd consider him a saint.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  191. Russ in PA

    He needs to step aside, and let Ron Paul represent the GOP. This country needs such a man as president.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  192. kathleen , san juan

    Not one single pundit or multimillionaire talking head picked Barack Obama to win the nomination, let alone the election, and I dont think all those people like to be wrong, wrong wrong. In Feb, Mar, Apr, May, right up until it was impossible for Hillary to get the nomination, every network ran the same loop of Rev Wright 1000 times. The same 30-seconds, over and over and over. Was that because all these networks, all these anchors and pundits and liberal talking heads and TV programmers were in the tank for Obama? That scary preacher yelling G-D America was seen by every man woman and child in America. The minute Hillary was eliminated, I never saw the Rev. Wright tape again on any of the networks. They were very clearly airing the tape to discredit Obama in order to 1. help Hillary get nominated so their own predictions wouldnt be wrong. Again. 2. keep the primary season going as long as possible, since their ratings were going through the roof with Barack and Hillary!

    October 28, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  193. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    He may be a survivor, but he's not a winner. Winners draw people together and inspire others. Winners have a destiny to fulfill. McCain doesn't behave like a winner, look like a winner or sound like a winner. To win this election, he would have to become somebody he is not, and it's way too late for that.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  194. Joe DeSoto

    Send Sarah back to Alaska and save what little respect he has for himself RUN & HIDE

    October 28, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  195. douglas in minnesota

    Move to Alaska, join the Alaskan Indepenence Party, break away from the US, and campaign as President of Alaska.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  196. Dick B

    All McCain really needs to do is get the undecided voters. He should focus group those folks in the swing states and make his message fit their concerns.

    October 28, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  197. Sarah Louise

    Thankfully I think this is almost impossible with so little time between now and the election day.

    The only possible scenario I can think of is the Republicans stealing the election like in 2000/2004. I think this is unlikely because the polls show Obama has such a big lead – one even the well practiced GOP would struggle to bridge.

    Everyone should stay vigilant however because, as recent history has shown us, those in power will do anything to avoid conceding it.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  198. Toni from Quebec

    PRAY BABY PRAY!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  199. Todd (Austin, Texas)

    And not pick Palin!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  200. Adem Jemal, California

    Jack, McCain said he knows where Osama Bin ladin is hiding, and he can even kill him. I thought doing that could have spared him from long and unsaccessful campaign. At this time, He simply applying his Iraq strategy to his campaign, but he should keep in mind that there is no such a surge after Nov 4.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  201. JImmy in California

    McCain has “a bubble-head that is a mystery to herself and the world”. If he dumps her and stops telling people that his experience as a POW qualifies him to be the POTUS he might stand a chance.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  202. F Machado

    Try again in 2012. This is his only chance.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  203. Leroy from Houston,Tx.

    Here's what he needs to do:

    1) Claim senility on his VP pick
    2) Claim senility on his association with"W"
    3) Claim senility on his grasp with the issues
    4) Claim senility for his mis-judgement of the electorate
    Oh, what the heck....he's not going to listen to me or anyone else...so start checking out the "old folks" homes in Arizona ,John...

    NO WAY NO HOW NO MCPALIN !!!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  204. waddrick

    tell the people how he plan on paying for his proposal when the government claim to be broke

    October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  205. Brent from Oklahoma

    He can't do anything. No matter how you juggle the electoral map, McCain loses. He has run one of the most despicable, uncoordinated Presidential campaigns in American history. He has nobody to blame for losing this election, but himself.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  206. Michelle, Florida

    Get Obama to drop Biden as his running mate and choose him (McCain). If nothing else, he could become VP but only if Obama were drugged and tortured would that happen; it could happen in a Disney movie, I suppose.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  207. Shirley -AK OHIO

    CHEAT

    October 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  208. Katherine La Crosse, WI

    McCain needs to do one of two things:
    1. Find a talking point that will actually stick to Obama. So far he's been completely unsuccessful at that.

    2. Figure out a way to get young voters and minorities to not vote. Without those two large groups of mostly Obama supporters, McCain would have it in the bag.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  209. Bill, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    For me to change my mind right now and vote for him he would have to walk on water.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  210. Kyle- DuPont, WA

    Pray. Often and fervently.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  211. mary CT

    There is no way to fight against the libaeral-biases media, who has had Obama in the White House for months now....it's all about suppression of the truth, not giving the real story, and giving too many free passes to Obama.....heck, not even one of my posts makes it on the blog, and I'm an Independant Undecided!! The law of unintended consequences amy come back to bite you, Jack.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  212. g.k., Massachusetts

    Not this time. Maybe in 4 years, oh wait, 8 years. But by then McCain will be bit too old,, he has been running for President for the past 8 years. He had plenty of time to prepare!!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  213. Jerry,OK

    Jack, John has a week to convince voters Barack supported Bush ninety percent of the time, and if that fails, hope for war with Iran, or someone, otherwise...turn out the lights...the party's over.

    Jerry N/OK

    October 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  214. John

    Jack

    While it's a little late, I'd say he should do just about the opposite of everything he's done up until now.

    That would include everything from his current campaign of negativity, his choice of a running mate, his pro war stance, and the list goes on....

    John

    October 28, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  215. Gary NC

    Turn back the hands of time and NOT choose Sarah Palin as his VP running mate. Don't dig for dirt. Be positive. Don't tell me what Obama will or will not do; tell me what you will do!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  216. Kevin in Dallas

    John McCain should keep being John McCain. Exit polls have a tough time predicting who will win, there's no reason to respect a poll a week out. Rash changes based on polls with questionable accuracy will only drive people away. No undecided voter will believe any change "for the better" is sincere at this point.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  217. Tracey, NYC

    Pray for a mircle!!!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  218. Philip from Toronto

    Run for Dog Catcher.....right, he's not even qualified for that. What a sad, confused, old man searching for a legacy

    October 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  219. Diane Memphis

    Too late...it was lost immediately after McCain announced Palin as his VP pick. Learning that he only had a few conversations with Palin before deciding should make one wonder why he chose her.

    To say Palin is a popular governor should make one also wonder if the reason is because she sent a check to each Alaskan to offset energy costs.

    Why did Palin not put that money into the educational system, open free health clinics, monies for police to find and close meth labs or maybe help seniors pay for medicine. Oh, that's right, if she had done that her large family wouldn't have been able to get their big fat check. She must have been grinning all the way to the bank.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  220. Chryssa

    There is absolutely nothing McCain can do to win. Period.

    Boise, ID

    October 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  221. Carrie, Southern Wisconsin

    McCain could possibly win by cheating (voter registration fraud and voter fraud), although I hope the poll watchers will be ready for the Republican tricks this time. But I have no advice for McCain, because I do not want him (and especially not Palin) to win. Thanks, but no thanks.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  222. dennis, Costa Rica

    I personally think time is out for him and has been for a while but if he ever wanted to tighten this race all he would have to do is apologize to the American people for playing Politics as usual and be himself for just a minute. Economy or not he would be alot closer if he stopped the attacks on Obama and get connected with the people who are tired of Politics and attack ads. “Mr. McCain you have 1 week, smarten up and sound like you give a damn about us!. , Fire your staff and stop going by the playbook, it just sounds so typical and phony and you will have my vote!"

    October 28, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  223. Jude from Rohnert Pk

    Hi Jack,

    I hope there is nothing he can do to win. But, the American voters can help him by voting against themselves and their pocketbooks. They've done it before so who knows what's in the minds of Fox News Americans.

    Obama 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  224. Gerald - Oceanside, CA

    Unless America has some "burning desire" to prove the "Bradley Effect" a reality, I don't think McCain can win! The "debacle" he calls his campaign is another great example of why he definitely should NOT be President! I won't even mention the Sarah Palin "ball and chain"!!! McCain's campaign management and VP pick will give Political Science students great case study material for years to come!

    At this point, John McCain "should" be trying to salvage his reputation and the honor he's worked a lifetime to develop instead of going out like a "grumpy old man"!

    But ultimitely, the choice is his.

    Gerald – Oceanside, CA

    October 28, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  225. JImmy in California

    Start over again in 2016.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  226. Scott - Wichita, Kansas

    Honestly, I don't think he can anymore. If he were the same man he was in 2000, this race would still be neck-and-neck, but he's changed.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  227. Arthur in Washington DC

    Better question... Can McCain/Obama go back into the U.S. Senate if he loses and be warmly welcome... ?

    October 28, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  228. Ginger H -- West Melbourne, FL

    He can't come from behind and win. The only thing the Republican Party can do is try their best to fix the election...from making sure that college students aren't sure where to vote, homeowners with foreclosed homes don't know where to vote, absentee ballots are questioned especially in blue states, citizens are questioned about their citizenship especially if they may be Democrats, etc., etc. He can't win otherwise.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  229. Jan Illinois

    So glad you asked because I want a good close, nail bitter election. After putting up with all this back and forth, I'm ready to get it done. McCain should be screaming, I am not another Bush, I would not make the choices that Bush made. There is no way that they have not been to Chicago to turn over all the dirt that they can find, but sound's to me like the McCain camp better be armed with shovels and head to Chicago.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  230. John in Arizona

    Jack, it's easy. All he has to do is give the American people a reason to vote for him instead of for Obama. In a year of campaigning, he hasn't been able to do that.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  231. Stuart in Chicago

    He can't win. Had he run a good solid camapign based on the real issues he had a decent chance. He chose to attack Sen Obama because he pals around with "terrrorists".

    Come now, is that the platform for victory? This is the best his advisors could come up with? That's why he his behind in the polls, plain and simple.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  232. Wendy in NC

    On the major issues, the economy, the war, health care, social security, energy – he keeps telling everyone "I know how to fix it." Well how about sharing that info with the rest of us or does he plan to keep his secret about finding Bin Laden, winning in Iraq and fixing Social Security to himself?

    October 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  233. Joel H.

    What he can "actually turn this thing around"? News to me, Jack.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  234. bob, ontario, canada

    Jack, I believe that all he has to do is go on Dancing with the Stars or some similar reality show with Sarah Palin and cut a rug to show once and for all that he can truly lead.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  235. Terri, Canada

    Start his campaign over and pay very close attention to his opponent's campaign, that he had the luxury of watching in action for nearly 5 months before his opponent dethroned the Clinton dynasty. Instead he chose to take weekends off, hire the people that slaughtered him last run and he made the very same mistakes Hillary did. No excuse for this mess.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  236. Connie,Evansville Indiana

    If you want to win at anything in life, you do not demonize your opponent. All we have heard is what Obama will or wil not do, nothing what he will do. If he has a plan he hasn't told anyone, there is where his trouble has been. There is nothing he can do at this point.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  237. L.M.,Arizona

    Unfortunately McCain doesn't have to do anything different. He is right it will be close in a lot of key states and race could be a factor. This the first year where different variable could effect the outcome and a lot of them are not reflected in the polls. Black turnout,young people turnout,and Obama race along with indeundos about him could affect
    this close election. So I won't celebrate until November 5,2008.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  238. Erik from Real PA

    It may be close, but the Electoral College math and recent historical trends still look good for Obama. The closet racism of the so-called Bradley Effect may be countered somewhat by substantial increases in registered Democrats around the nation as well as the potential cell-phone youth vote, still trending Obama's way. Tuesday night may be a nail-biter on both sides, but McCain has to win ALL battleground states and steal back something sizeable, such as VA or PA, to win.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  239. David in Granville, Ohio

    Jack

    He needs to return to the true McCain, the one we saw briefly at the New York charity event. He should uphold his original pledge to "not take the low road to the highest office in the land."

    Fortunately (as an Obama supporter) he has sold his soul to Karl Rove and will continue the shaby scams and smears that have turned him into a mockery of the one time likeable maverick. The lies, scams and smears will not work. Not this time!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  240. L.E. Young Oklahoma

    He and the Republicans are going to have to send out alot of those letters that tell the Democratics to vote on Nov. 5

    October 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  241. Mike in Oakland

    Pray at the altar of Diebold.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  242. Erik

    For John McCain to win, he needs to find a mad Scientist with a DeLorean time machine. Then he can go back and start all over and actually campaign about the issues. Either that, or lobby to change the rules that the person with the second most votes win the election.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  243. Tyrone Payson, AZ

    Can't be done! and I am glad! – Just remember that John Mccain is NOT our enemy – ignorance, laziness and not doing something about administrations like Bush and (shotgun) Cheney are. We may have to take a look in the mirror – Mccain has done everything he can to LOSE this election and he is only a little behind in the poles. Makes me wonder?????

    October 28, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  244. Paul - Huntsville, AL

    George Bush done McCain in back in 2000 and he lost his chance for the nomination. And now Bush has done him in again in 2008. There is nothing he can do to separate himself from George Bush. I betcha you he still has an axe to grind with Bush.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  245. Nancy from Nashville, TN

    He can't win this election, but he can win back his reputation if he tries hard enough. He used to be a stand out. Now he's just a Bush stand in.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  246. Dennis In Lake County Indiana

    Jack,

    Since it's too late for McCain to revert to a campaign built on integrity and substance which really puts country first, he's stuck playing the hand he picked for himself. So I expect that he and Palin will stick to the smear and fear game plan making specious rhetorical arguements designed to cast his opponent as some sort of bogeyman who along with his Democratic cohorts will pilfer the pockets of all those "Joe The Plumbers".

    Unfortunately for McCain, like the iconic Joe, the strategy is a fraud. Which in spite of the right-wing protestations to the contrary, the lack of critical consideration by the media and McCain's own self delusion
    most voters see the fraud for what it is and are simply not buying.

    So absent a calamitous turn, McCain in the final days of his erratic and irresponsible campaign is reduced to the "Dorothy in Oz" option as his only path for victory, whereby he clicks his heals 3 times and screams to all that care to listen "I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  247. Terri, Canada

    oh, and I forgot to add the most obvious: pick a running mate who quite effectively blew his "experience and wisdom argument RIGHT out of the water, who in her eagerness to get to his job, didn't hesitate or question her own wisdom for a second.

    Now the two of them have to make sure Americans are terrified to get up lest the sky fall on their heads November 5th should his opponent win. There is no chance of peace in America or anywhere else in the world whilst the Republican party as it currently stands has any power.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  248. Michael and Diane Phoenix AZ

    Probably dump Gov Palin, but it's too late to changes horses in the middle of the stream. "Billo" O'Reilly, on the Letterman show last nite said it could be "Obama by a 5-1 margin." Let's not count our chickens too soon, remember '00 and '04?

    October 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  249. John in California

    He can continue to follow in the footsteps of his buddy, George W. Bush.

    Like Bush, the only way McCain can win is to steal it.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  250. lee in tn

    It is too late . The hand has been dealt and the cards are already in
    play on the table.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  251. Matt A.

    To win Florida Mr. McCaine don't have to do anything more than he has. All he has to do is sit back and watch Fidel Castro's endorsement of Mr. Obama percolate in the State.

    Inside sources have quoted Fidel recently saying that Barack is the best thing that happened to his revolutionary ideas. He even boasted that what Barack wants he has already delivered to his Cuban citizens. You know, stuff like Universal Health Care and Wealth Redistribution. He even said that Barack validates his rule and that Barack completes him.

    Matt A. in Miami, Florida

    October 28, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  252. garrick

    hi jack
    get a new running mate,shes just not qualified for the job,and we dont need a female Chenny in the white house.McCain cant handle her now just think what will happen in the white house she would want the power over him
    clearwater,fl

    October 28, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  253. Edward Franco

    A smart and truthful YouTube Video with truths.

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A&w=640&h=360]

    October 28, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  254. Philip from Toronto

    Run for Dog Catcher.?....sorry, not enough executive experience to permit that, he can't be qualified. What a sad ending for an angry, confused old man, searching for a legacy.
    He's lost his integrity, his dignity, his place in history. Good bye John McCain, good riddance.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  255. Steve of Hohenwald TN.

    He can`t win without fliping the vote, and he only has himself to blame. He, not Obama has tied himself to Bush, with his foul mouth, discusting swift boat tactics, Just like Bush.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  256. Sandy

    McCain needs to hope for voter complacency. This is far from over and the prospect of voters staying home on Tuesday is very scary. Your deluge of letters assuming an Obama victory reinforce my fears. Please America, vote and vote wisely! Where do you want to be in 4 years? Spending another trillion dollars on a folly war?
    Sandy from Knoxville for Obama

    October 28, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  257. Karyn

    "What does McCain NEED to do to win?"

    nothing.

    they have Premier Election Systems (formerly known as Diebold), ESS, etc......................

    October 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  258. Louis, Los Angeles

    Jack,
    Short of having your brother rig a state election or put out to minority voters that the election has been moved a week later I'd say he has failed to make a good closing arugment to seal the deal and ensure victory. Instead of saying how he will fix the economy or end the war all I hear is Joe The Unliscensed Plumber, Sarah The Moose Hunter, Maverick the Mule Skinner, etc.

    Bill Clinton said it best: IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  259. D

    I hope he Keep doing what he's doing and loses

    Obama 08

    October 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  260. Mike Lindow

    Continue to show character and strength differences between himself and Obama. Obama's past associations are more than "just a distraction" like the media would have us believe.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  261. Linda

    McCain could find someway to out n out cheat....he is good at lying it would seem...good at distortion and good at character assassination..so why not? It is how he has run this campaign, sorry as that is....Mccain has lost his honor, his bearings, and any credibility he ever had ....he is simply an angry bitter old man.......

    October 28, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  262. Brian - Long Beach, CA

    McCain can win sure! All that needs to happen is keep Democrats from voting, rig the voting machines to vote for McCain. And hopefully Fox Noise still has Bush's cousin working that night to report "the real election". By the way, who is on the Supreme Court these days?

    October 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  263. talbot, New York

    To win the election, McCain has to turn back the clock. He has to return to being someone a lot of democrats thought was worth a second look. But he's desperate and he's acting like it; doing every piece of garbage the republican machine can dream up like calling obama a socialist or keeping palin. How can you trust a man who would entrust our country to her if that became necessary?

    October 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  264. Marge in New Port Richey, Florida

    Hire the same guys who rigged the 2000 and 2004 elections that got Bush the win.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  265. Myrock, Snellville, GA

    Fight, Fight, Fight! and Fight again. Never stop the fight. Unfortunate for McCain, he'll find himself shouting at his shadow with no thought of changing his rhetoric.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  266. hurriCAIN PALIN

    nothing, obama democrats are too much into the hype that obamas goin to win, just wait and see for the tidal wave of supporters for mccain on nov. 4.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  267. Paul from Parry Sound, Ontario

    Walk on water.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  268. Debbie

    He needs the republicans to do all of their illegal election voter suppressions and fraud. If anyone has really paid attention up until now, both Palin and McCain have convinced most of us that they are great liars and typical politicians with no new ideas. Hard to believe people want change but would still vote for them.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  269. Liz in Towson, MD

    Maybe dump Palin? At least that's the only way he'd ever get my vote. Oh, wait, he still wouldn't. Nevermind!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  270. Kevin, Ohio

    In order for John McCain to come from behind and defeat Obama, he needs to seek advice from that one person he detaches himself from the most and that's George Bush. McCain can adopt that famous strategy Bush uses in the 2000 election to win Florida by implementing it to those battle ground states, hoping the Supreme Court will favor him for a win. Desperate times call for desperate measures and since it worked for George, it may work for him.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  271. Rachielle from VA

    I think Barack will win this election, and I know McCain will try to steal it.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  272. donnazetta

    steal the election like they've done before

    October 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  273. Terrica

    Become Barack Obama.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  274. Eileen, Peabody MA

    Well, I think he and Sarah Palin should stop lying. I fact check everything the candidates say, and most ALL of John McCain's comments are misleading or downright false. (Some of Obama's are misleading....but I have not seen any that are false.)

    His tone and delivery (let alone appearance) spew fear. I hope, beyond hope, American voters can see through the facade.

    But, I don't think he or Sarah Palin have any intention of changing their demeanor so I guess I have no suggestions for them at all.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  275. Heather

    Hello Jack,

    Perhaps if McCain apologized to the Country for running such a bad campaign, making the rash decision in picking Palin for a running mate, fired all his campaign people and PROMISED to go back to the McCain of four plus years ago he would stand a better chance.

    Heather
    Elko Nevada

    October 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  276. Melanie in IA

    Change parties, dump Palin, take an extended visit to the fountain of youth and get an attitude adjustment to help with that grumpy old man issue.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  277. Jan/AR

    I don't know what he can do. I know what he should have done. He should have answered that lingering question. Who is John McCain?

    October 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  278. Joe in Panama City Beach, FL

    I do not think he has any chance to win BUT telling the truth would be nice!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  279. Jolly Potter, NY

    Jack,

    remember the movie The Watermelon Man where a white guy woke up one day and found himself to be a black man. That's what McCain needs right now. Nothing else can help him. The die is cast so to speak.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  280. Marcia Traverse City, Michigan

    Get a new VP and return to straight talk.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  281. Stuart, Colorado

    The only way McCain can win is if Obama makes a hate speach about white people or something crazy. When the votes are counted Obama will be the winner by a large margin.

    October 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  282. Thom Richer

    There is nothing McCain can do to "come from behind" to win. This Republican Party's chosen candidate not make a winning bid for their party in 2000 against George W. Bush. Imagine that...Bush. The most failed and incompetent president ever, was chosen over him in his previous bid. Why choose him in 2008? Promises must have been made to McCain is all I can come up with. They didn't think he was good enough then and they know he is not good enough now. It is incredible that the RNC would really believe their loser in 2000 could be their winner in 2008. Then throw Palin into the mix...my God what were they thinking? Jack, I believe Obama will win 3 to1 over McCain.

    Thom
    Negaunee, MI

    October 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  283. Rob Schendel

    One thing he could do to win, is to replace his running mate with someone who is competent.
    Second, revise plan for health care. Universal care is a must, not a "credit". If you don't have the money to pay for a doctor, you're probably not in a position to pay taxes. The goal is to reduce the uninsured. A "credit" does nothing to change care for those in poverty"

    October 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  284. Leah, Vancouver,Canada

    Maybe if he could find more credible endorsements and surrogates than Joe the Plumber and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  285. Cheryl

    I know that if Bush catches bin Ladin within the next few days, I am going to be very suspicious...

    October 28, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  286. Steve, Jacksonville, Fl.

    A funny thing happened to John McCain on his way to the White House-–2008! In order to win, McCain would have to wake up tomorrow morning without his head stuck in the past and realize the mood of the country and the world has changed. I don't see that happening.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  287. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    He needs to get intouch with the people that rigged the 2000 and 2004 elections and hire them quick.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  288. Geoffrey in Lowell, MA

    John McCain has a few more days to show he can be a gentleman. Win or lose the election, he can win his legacy or lose his honor. He should start by admitting to his dishonesty and explain what "Socialism" is and isn't.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  289. Mary From Colorado

    He or the Republican Machine will have to steal the vote again as they did in the last two elections.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  290. Ken Beck

    Jack,
    He assures us that he knows how to get Bin Laden, he knows how to fix the economy, he knows how to "WIN" in Iraq!

    If he can share that with the voters we'll put him in the high seat!

    Ken from Carolina

    October 28, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  291. Mike out West

    He will do everything he can to make it a close race. If anyone has a top hat and rabbit to lend him, it couldn't hurt.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  292. Bob

    He could try tap dancing with a cane and campaign hat while singing Yankee Doodle Dandy.But on the scary side what makes you think he can not still pull off a win.
    Bob From KY.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  293. Anne/Seattle

    It's too late. McCains's exposed who he really is. He's no maverick. He is an irritable old man who has shown the nation he'll say or make up whatever he feels will get him the attention he believes can score a win. We've seen Bush do the same routine the past eight years. If you love America, you know there's change available that will leave behind the lies and distractions.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  294. Kim - AZ

    Pray and Pray hard!!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  295. Tiff from Philadelphia

    Given the amount of time left until Election Day, I think there is anything McCain can do or say at this point to convince people that he's got the judgement or temparament to be President. He's had one misstep after another and I think it's pretty impossible to undo all that in one week.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  296. Palin/WRONG WOMAN

    The neo-cons have been so destructive and divisive. I hope our votes for a bright tomorrow are even counted.

    Vote early, if you have not voted already and BE VIGILANT!!!

    Vote OBAMA

    October 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  297. Thomas

    Get rid of Palin!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  298. Paula

    The only way he could come from so far behind to win is if someone were to rig the election. I think every American already fears that!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  299. lisadee from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Jack...I live in Florida and McCain will not win this state. He does not have a chance to win the election. He gave that up when he made Palin his VP choice.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  300. Richard, Enoch, Utah

    Pray, that is all he can do. He has screwed this whole thing up. He picked Palin and now the finger pointing has already started. It was his lack in judgement.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  301. Rob, San Diego

    1. Drop Palin as VP
    2. Replace Palin with himself
    3. Bring on Ron Paul at the top of the ticket
    4. Remind the American people that Obama is the most liberal member of the Senate
    5. State that he is throwing out his own borrow and spend policies and adopting the fiscal responsibility of Ron Paul

    October 28, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  302. Nichole from the Midwest

    He needs to permanently suspend his campaign by endorsing Senator Barack Obama. He may lose the Presidency of the United States, but he would win back the respect of the American people.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  303. Davonne

    He has to pray that democrats decide to stay home on election day.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  304. Dione

    There’s nothing he can do. I believe its is out of his hands, and in a high powers. With every move the Republicans make something goes terribly wrong. First hurricane Gustav, then the Economy, and finally Sarah Palin’s negative skeletons in her closet..

    October 28, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  305. Doanld,Canton, NC

    He can do nothing!!!

    His campaign is rift with ignorance, lies, miscaluclation, and deceit from both him, his running mate, and campaign.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  306. Glenn in California

    It's simple Jack. He needs to cheat.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  307. Gigi in Alabama

    Hopefully there is nothing more that he can do that hasn't already been done. The man has run the dirtiest campaign that I can remember . . . and I have been voting since 1960.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  308. Derek J

    Capture Bin Laden and bring the troops home!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  309. Claudia

    He is beyond help. He has chosen his path...live with it.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  310. T E - from OIK

    There is nothing he can do to win since he has adopted Bush's policies and he cannot run from what he has always been until five months ago. All of a sudden he is going to change. These are the same tax cuts he once said were unfair to the rest of the country because they were geared for the wealthy and made the rest of us pay more. They really need to be brough back in line.

    Palin will set woman back 20 years and she is not a good choice – even for her age. Palin does not know the issues and that is even scary that some of these Republicans would try and push her on us. She has her eye on the office McCain is running for. Palin should never have been picked.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  311. Jean from Fort Lauderdale

    Idon't know.I guess he should continue to tell lies on Obama. Maybe that will work. He has made so many blunders this campaign. Or maybe he's going to try some of the slick tactics that worked for George Bush. At any rate, Idon't think it will work. We know what the deal is this time.

    Go Obama!!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  312. Jes (State College, PA)

    The RNC can take us all out for $150,000 shopping spress.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  313. Sandi, Chicago

    McCain would need to be SOLID... SOLID LIKE BARACK!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  314. Sherrol in Canada

    Somehow convince the american people that he is the true author of 'Change', that Barack Obama will raise everyone's taxes and oops, looks like he just got some help from Pres Bush, who just 'bombed Syria'!!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  315. Subbu

    Jack

    McCain should fire Palin, his campaign staff, join Barack and back away graciously. .McCain is no longer welcomed in RNC and will atleast stand a chance to get a peon job in Barack's admin.

    God only can save him and his negative campaign.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  316. Patrick Adams

    McCain will have to turn water into wine. It's just not going to happen. He blew his opportunity when he selected Sarah Palin as a running mate.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  317. Can we just be American? San Diego, CA

    There is nothing to be done...

    October 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  318. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    He has to cheat, but the Democrats will NOT allow it. Not this time.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  319. Karen C

    Jack,

    If he wants to win, I suggest buying a lottery ticket. About the same odds for McCain to win anything.

    Karen, Sacramento, California

    October 28, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  320. Terry in Hanover County

    John McCain needs a time machine to start the 2008 campaign over as the John McCain of 2000, if that man ever existed. The more I read about John McCain's past, the more I'm convinced McCain 2000 was fiction. What we're seeing now is the way McCain has always been - reckless, impulsive, deceitful, angry, and willing to do anything to get what he wants. Our children and grandchildren deserve a better role model.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  321. Linda in Florida

    God help us, I hope there is no way for him to win now. For days, he hasn't be talking about isses. He is spending all his time trying to convince everyone how bad off we will be with Barack Obama as President.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  322. Jeff from Atlanta

    He'd have to get a time machine so that he could tell himself not to vote with Bush 90% of the time, and not to pick Palin as his running mate.
    OR
    He could just rig the election like Dubya.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  323. T in the Big D-Dallas TX

    Jack,

    Simple. Avoid the issues, continue to lie about your opponet, campaign on fear and smear. Oh wait, tried that already! Guess the Republicans will have to go for a 3-peat and just cheat again!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  324. GVA

    Jack,
    One quick question. If you are a convicted felon, you loose your right to vote ever again. Please explain to me how someone convicted of a felony, i.e. Marry Barry, Re-Elected Mayor for D.C. and now Stevens from Alaska, after a federal conviction, yes entitled to an appeal, is entitled to hold any official office? GVA

    October 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  325. Sebastien Kalonji

    Pick Hilary Clinton as his VP

    October 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  326. Martin from Philadelphia

    He has to hope the RNC has enough money to buy off officials in every state, not just Florida.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  327. Jim/Greesnboro, NC

    It is out of his hands. The American people will decide next week. McCain/Palin 2008!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  328. Mick Hamden CT

    He'll just have to cheat like Bush did in 2000 and 2004 but he'll have to do it in more than one state this time before a biased Supreme Court can step in and declare him the winner while ignoring the will of the people.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  329. Roman-Roselle, IL

    My wife works for Factory Card Outlet, says they can't GIVE AWAY the McCain Halloween masks. Obama masks are sold out! I think that says it all Jack. McCain doen't have a chance. Send him back to his mama and Palin back to Alaska. I think we will vote for that.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  330. Mwita (Los Angeles, CA)

    Change the definition of winning.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  331. Ed Los Angeles

    If McCain can't even control his running mate, who in their right mind will vote for him to run the nation? The only way he could win is to find a way to keep all minorities and those making less then a few million a year from voting.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  332. Myron in NY

    McCain should buy out all the voter machines in the swing states.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  333. Imra K3 IL

    Show us that he respect us and stop lying, also drop Scary Palin! And Make Ron Paul his running mate, because he believes in our Constitution!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  334. bob

    For senator McCain to come out looking like a winner he should concede now and save himself some embarassment
    bob,phx,az

    October 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  335. Troy - Marysville, Ohio

    McCain can't do anything to win at this point. The undecideds almost always vote for the canidate that is trailing so every state is going to be closer than the polls are predicting. If Obama voters get arrogant and do not vote they will be kicking themself on the 5th.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  336. david

    Beg, make false attacks, fear monger ....I forgot he has already tried that.

    Dave NC

    October 28, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  337. Jeffg

    At this point, Jack, I think the answer is “walk on water”

    I think he is even past the help of the “Jedi mind tricks” he is trying to use now. (”You dont need to see Palin’s competence, Obama is not the answer you are looking for, move along”)

    Stick a fork in him, Jack.
    McCain lost the moment that he flip-flopped on going to the first debate. He had the opportunity to show principled and steady leadership on the economic issues, instead he opted for grandstanding and soundbytes and gainsaying even himself.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  338. Torquato

    WHAT??!?!?!? He is NOT going to steal it?!?!?!??

    October 28, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  339. Jeff, Chicago

    He needs to go back to being the man we used to know who carried himself with dignity and integrety. He needs to dump Palin and get Lieberman to be his running mate. He needs to stop attacking Obama for things that the voters don't care about and talk about how he will help get this country out of the mess created by Bush.

    Of course, he won't and / or can't do any of that, so he'll lose. Even if he make these changes, it's too late. At this point, there is nothing he can do. The only way he can win is if something unforseen happens in the next week, like a massive attack in the U.S.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  340. Jessica

    P.S. Jack your awesome!!!! thanks for speaking your mind on real issues.

    Gaithersburg, MD

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  341. Kalu Walter

    Jack, there seem to be so much talk, about a victory for the Democrats come this election,and no one or only a few, have bothered to look at the other side of the coin, i.e, what will be the fate of the Democratic party,if after all these, they don't win the white house?
    No matter how close you are to victory,anything short of 270 electoral votes is a loss.To answer your question,McCain does not need to do anything,than to wait and see if his "luck will change ",as Americans have been waiting in the last 8 years.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  342. Vic

    BERG vs Obama

    >Grandmother (fathers mother) witness birth in Kenya
    >Felony Drug Charge in NY
    >Homosexual affair with Larry Sinclair

    WAKE UP AMERICA >>>>> WHO REALLY IS OBAMA!!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  343. Nancy, Tennessee

    John McCain needs a new predecessor in order to be able to win the Presidency. Bush has left his mark on the country, the Republican party and everything in-between. Now John McCain will have to settle for his seat in the Senate.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  344. Bill Buck

    Apparently this blog is a joke as you don't enter anything I send or anyone else sends unless it anti McCain or pro Obama. Free press? Not at CNN.

    Bill
    La Grange, CA

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  345. Troy from Ohio

    Make a deal with the devil just like his buddy George did.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  346. Allison / Dayton, Ohio

    Stop lying & be honest for a change. He & his partner (Sarah Palin) got lying down to a science.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  347. Jerry from Jacksonville

    It would probably help if the little pint sized jerk would keep from lying. I've never in my 67 years saw a candidate lie the way McBush has, How in the hell could we trust such a damn liar, just goes to show me that the republicans have no shame, pride or ethics, McCain would probably lie about his mother or wife in order to win, what a lousy little jerk. McBush and Stevens should go into business together they would probably make a fortune giving advice on how to lie and try to make people believe it.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  348. Ingrid, new york

    have the republicans steal yet another election through voter suppression, and don't think they are not trying to figure out how they can do it. the only problem is that the election is not even going to be close so they really have to come up with something big...john mc cain cannot win otherwise.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  349. Adair Minneapolis, MN

    The McCain campaign is over. He has proven to the American people that he does not exercise good judgement– hint Sarah Palin. The McCain camp was ran poorly and mismanaged across the board. When you see the Obama campaign there is no doubt in your mind who's running this campaign.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  350. Bob D, Morrisown, NJ

    Jack,

    To become bresident, John will have to enlist his allies from planet Xenon 4 in the fascinaar nebula to swoop in and subjugate the planet to impose martial law, suspend the US constitution, and declare McCain president by imperial decree.

    I think the above is more likely than McCain winning the election legitimately.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  351. Mark

    He'd have to turn voters away from voting places.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  352. Gene

    Too little, too late! Every mistruth and negative campaign ad has diminished his integrity as well as his standing in the polls.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  353. Rob NJ

    I have always voted for a Republican President. I was undecided until he chose Palin. I don't think I can get passed that. Poor judgement on his part.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  354. Chris in Orlando

    The only for McCain to win is to drop out of the race and apologize for his deplorable campaign. In doing that, he may be able to win back any remaining dignity and honor he has left.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  355. Larry

    Start over? Give back the salary he's collecting but, not earning? Give back the social security he doesn't need( do millionares really need to steal more from SS)? Talk about what he has to offer instead of just badgering Obama( oh wait, he has NOTHING to offer)? Sorry Jack, can't think of a thing he can do if his fear tactics and empty solutions aren't working.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  356. Mike Ryan

    Unfortunately he won't win, however he may bring the election to little more competetive if McCain must follow these following three pointers:

    1) Get rid of Sarah Palain at once.
    2) Must cut all his BS & negative campaigning.
    3) Disowns his Republican party
    Mike
    Snellville, GA

    October 28, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  357. HerbG

    I think that your questions bring out the beast in people. What kind of answers were you looking for ? Or, do you read these disrespectful comments for some deep rooted reason ?

    October 28, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  358. Arnold,WV

    Not much that I can add to what has been said already.He can't win.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  359. Jordan

    He needs to have someone travel into the future so everyone can see how bad things turn out once Obama is elected... oh wait

    October 28, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  360. Laurie

    There is little he can do unless he can travel back in time and become a democrat!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  361. kenneth sibbett

    instead of trying to distance himself from voting with Bush 90% of the time,he should brag about voting with Bush the other 10% ot the time. then he should do what Doug Flutie did and throw a "HAIL MARY' . You never know!

    Kenneth Chadbourn N.C.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  362. Lisa Poff

    What does he have to do to WIN? Or what does he have to do to win legitimately? I don't believe that there is anything that John McCain could do to win this election legitimately at this point. He has run the most disheartening, negative campaign I have ever seen in my 49 years. However, does that mean that I think that Obama has this thing in the bag? NO! Frankly Jack, I'm very afraid that there will be a last minute, pull-it-out-of-the-magic hat win for McCain based on some very questionable voter supression tactics and voting machine "errors" that I have heard about – none of which are getting very much press. Hopefully, I'm wrong and the will of the people will really be heard this time. Let's hope so.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  363. Chuck in Wisconsin

    It's easy Jack. I'll vote for him if he can make a pig fly!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  364. Kelly in Kansas

    Is this a joke? There is nothing he could do to win this election. McCain didn't figured out yet that when he lost in past elections there is NO coming back and trying again! Same for Sarah! There is no 2012 for her! We know ALL about her and her ways and it's curtains for them both!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  365. Paul

    Jack,
    He needs to ask Jeb Bush how the did in Florida. Remember Pat Bucchanan had more votes in Jewish community than Al Gore and Bush!!! He needs another Katherine Harris but more women are smart now because they don't want to end up like Katherine Harris(another DIVA).
    Thanks,

    Chantilly, VA

    October 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  366. Kris

    McCain can only win if all Americans don't use their brains on election day.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  367. freddie, chicago

    Offer a free case of Budweiser to every voter leaving the polls, compliments of Cindy.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  368. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    1. Get rid of Palin....Oops too late for that!

    2. Stop all the smears & lies.....Too late for that also

    3.Get more mainstream and not so much for the uber right wing& religious fanatics! Too late here too!

    4.Be inclusive to ALL, not just for the rich, powerful, Wall Str types! The Democrats ARE inclusive for all!!

    5. Waaaay to late for all of the above! Oh well, next time, maybe

    OBAMA/ BIDEN 09/12

    October 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  369. Giorgia, Irvine, CA

    There is nothing he can do to change the situation and win. And he is not the person of change...

    October 28, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  370. henry

    What can anyone do with the $5000 that McCain clam hes going to give for health insurance, and where is the other $7000 coming from, most poor poeple cant come with that much money, let alone pay the taxes on the $5000. Maybe John and Cindy will make a donation. Keep up the smearing i'm sure it will get you the votes.

    Rose

    October 28, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  371. Ray Ramond

    To be able to win, McCain has to do two things he is already doing but with more intensity.

    1. Grasp at more straws because he is sinking fast!

    2. Keep on spinning what Obama's statements but at a faster rate.
    he'd have to do better than a 100 year old gramaphone that he is.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  372. Axl in Iowa

    I think McCain will win. I think the only peopIe voting for Obama are the Media. I can't believe there is really that many people who are buying into Obama's BIG GOVERNMENT, "SOCIALISTIC", power grabbin', tax money blowin' BS. Obama win the Presidency of he USofA. He's better suited to run against Medvedev?? I'll believe it when I see it.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  373. Jessica

    If McCain wants to win, he must get rid of Palin now – before it's too late. He has made the bold move to put Palin in, he can make the same bold move to take Palin out now. No, I'm not joking. At first I found Palin's "cracking voice" in making statements or speeches was due to her nervousness. Lately, I have convinced myself that her voice was so annoying that it sounds more like "a nagging mom". It is so bad that I have to mute my TV everytime she is on. Anyone has the same reaction?

    October 28, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  374. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    Hope that his republican allies in Ohio and Florida steal the election by making sure democrats are turned away at the polls and denying them their constitutional right to vote.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  375. Sonoran Desert DT

    Thats simple. Just pull a George Bush Jr. 2000. That's the maneuver where you get the U S Supreme Court to make you President of the USA over the will of the popular vote.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  376. Mike Bielamowicz

    God Bless America . Oh, if Obama/Biden are elected, we might not be able to say this. We might not be able to keep "In God We Trust". You think the government is in face now, just wait. Your about to loose some cival liberties. The ability for a recordless, law abiding citizen, to secure a concealed weapons permit. Why should I not be allowed to get this permit? If Obama has his choice it'll be limited to Ex Police and Military. This country is about to be destroyed by the most left wing democrat in the US Senate, who has disguised himself as a center line democrat. God save this country with the selection and election of Obama and Biden.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  377. Aaron - Waco, TX

    Jack,
    If Barack Obama is not named president a week from now then there is no such thing as democracy in America. The voter ballads that the GOP are trying to blame ACORN for are probably the votes that are still turning up from the 2000 Bush/Gore Election. While its not over yet, I personally dont think that there is anything John McCain can do to overcome the Obama Storm that he is about to witness. And if this is somehow read out on CNN.... Sarah Palin, you need to go back to your igloo in Alaska and retire from politics.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  378. Barb New Port Richey Fl

    Drop back 20 yards and PUNT!!!!! Say good night John!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  379. ali

    simple......ask the american people if obama, pelosi, reid represent their core values!
    if obama gets elected the system of checks and balances will be destroyed. democrats will have free reign to do whatever they please. obama talks about 'unity' and 'bringing people together'; however, with one party at the helm and control of everything, where's the need for unity- he doesn't need to reach across party lines!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  380. Kevin

    When evangelicals prayed for a rain storm to disrupt Obama's acceptance speech in Denver their prayers went unanswered. Has God decided to endorse Obama?

    October 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  381. Dan from Grants Pass

    Change his name to Barack Obama and home that voters pick his box.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  382. Veronica

    Senator McCain should have picked Mayor Bloomberg for VP instead of Governor Palin. Oh well, 100-some days late, $7 billion dollars short.

    *** Obama '08! ***

    October 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  383. Ted, Jax, FL

    There's nothing McCain can do now to win. He can make the loss he faces less painful if he prepares to reach out to Obama after the election. Obama is a reasonable politician and will appreciate a sincere gesture of bipartisanship from McCain! After the election of course.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  384. Tony, Lake Forest CA

    Reveal a video of The Obama family barbequeing and vollyballing with Osama Bin Laden, Rev Wright and Bill Ayers in Barack's back yard.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  385. LaVelle Atlanta,GA

    Build a time machine and run in 1914, the fear tacticts would work even better there.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  386. e83

    First of all, McCain should stop crying about how the democrats are about to have a majority in our government since th republicans owned goverment for 6 out of the past eight years.
    McCain won't win this election, he should focus on restoring his image instead

    October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  387. Ryan

    Give up his 7 houses, 13 cars, and his willingness to serve the GOP

    October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  388. Fred

    Ask for a do over.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  389. Elias Kleinbock

    The only thing McCain can do to save this election is pull the face off Sarah Palin and reveal Mitt Romney as his true running mate; If his VP selection wasn't a joke, I don't know what on earth it was...

    – Elias from Belmont, MA

    October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  390. Victor

    He probably will win, because th GOP will cheat in ohio and florida. Like they did in 2000 and 2004.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  391. Chuck Pittsburgh

    He should have kept to his original plan of not going negative. He allowed the GOP to transform him from a very well respected politician into the typical republican attack dog. I find it all embarassing for John McCain, as alot of people had thought much more of him until then. Including myself.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  392. Gags Milwaukee

    What he should do is this....he should come on primetime and say that due to the heavy toll this campaigning is taking on her little children, Sarah Palin has decided to step down. Then she should come onto primetime and thank everybody for believing in her- and that she should promise she will return in 2012. Oh yes then, he can pick any of the primar(ies) contenstants. BTW: The bridge that we talked about, that you wanted to buy, its on sale now!!!!!! hahahahahhaa
    Gags

    October 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  393. Billy C

    All he has to do to win-Is after the votes are counted on Tuesday night Nov-4 He will be the winner.....Simple enough.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  394. voter in Kansas

    His best chance of actually winning would have been to dump Palin while he still could. He still probably wouldn't have won, but at least he would have had kind of a chance. Better still, he should have chosen someone else in the first place. Anyone else. Mickey Mouse.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  395. Lily, Orlando - Florida

    McCain and Sarah Palin need to stop talking negatively about Barack Obama and focus on the issues we have been dealing with for the past few months and today.

    They also need to STOP mentioning the so called JOE the plumber and stop talking about him as if he was the expert analyst of how this country should be run.
    And for crying out loud, John McCain needs to stop the way he begins his speeches "My Friends".

    October 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  396. BKoi,

    Go to the Casino ! He has a much better chance to win there !

    October 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  397. Ugoh

    At this point nothing. He has run nothing but negative campaign. He does not have issues to run on which means four more years of failed policies. Obama has more class and judgement.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  398. David

    Fire his running mate; stop attacking his opponent, start explaining why he would make the better president without being condescending, start speaking to the American people with the assumption that they do think about issues and are capable of understanding; pray and hope that some of the undecided will finally take his campaign serious.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  399. Mike Files. Dallas, TX

    Jack,

    He should buy a 30 second commerical from Obama tomorrow night and then promise to all of America that he will NEVER say "my friends" or "maverick" again!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  400. Isla

    for senator mccain to win he need to stop the lies and tell the american people whats he is goin to we dont see him changing voting with bush 90 percent of the time. in my opinion he would have to change his whole campaign, and its to late for that now.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  401. Kitty Jimenez

    McCain should find a technicality to disqualify his opponent, just like Obama did when he first ran for public office,

    October 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  402. Adrian, Canada

    Come to Canada and run for PM.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  403. James Muritu

    If John McCain can Send us a stimulus check to go shopping and make our wardrobe worth $150,000, transfer some calling minutes to our to our cellphone plans by stopping those robo-calls, then we will guarantee him the white house.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  404. Maureen Hook

    Jack,
    It's too late for John McCain. He represents the past and it doesn't matter what he says at this point. He has supported and does support the Republican laissez-faire posiitons that have brought us this financial crisis. Moreover, he wants to stay in Iraq forever, which, even if it were right, we can't afford. He offers no leadership, but the status quo. Look at how adrift he was in the financial crisis. He's tired, and I'll be happy if he stays in the Senate or retires. He deserves a rest, but does not deserve to be president.
    Maureen H, Chesapeake, VA

    October 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  405. JEFFREY REEL

    Jack, please press the following time-sensitive issue:

    1. Why is Sarah Palin not releasing her medical information. She has said she has had no serious illnesses; therefore, releasing her files should help reassure the ticket that she is healthy... unless

    2. There is something seriously embarrassing in her medical history. perhaps, like her daughter, she had an unplanned pregnancy at one point in her past. I am speculating of course, but that's what people do when something is left to their imagination and that's what happens when medical information is held back. Obviously, there is a reason for her holding back. All other candidates have opened their medical histories.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  406. John H

    He can't win. It was the Independents that decided his candidacy during the primary, but most are on Obama's side now. He cannot win with just the dwindling base alone, most who did not vote for him to begin with. That's why he stopped his attack on Bush – it pushed more of the base further away. It would be best for him to go down to Obama so that the Republicans can regroup and make our party strong again for 2012. The lines have blurred on the traditional views of the Republican party, especially McCain's stand on immigration and abortion. It would only get worse if McCain were elected, especially with a Sarah Palin on the ticket.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  407. Craig in Palm Springs

    Absolutely nothing because he will not win!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  408. joyce onyenso

    McCain can only win if Jack and Wolf campaign for him in the battle ground state.
    joyce

    October 28, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  409. GL - Bend, Oregon

    The Republicans would have to call in Diebold again.

    I pray that won't happen .... again.

    October 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  410. deb in az

    what he should do is bring back rev wright and his marxist church.....so if anyone should have any concern about if the junior senator is marxist , just look at the church he sat in for 20 years

    October 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  411. Kent Manning

    If Senator McCain could get Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to be his V.P. it would be a done deal. African American AND woman as V.P.! Secretary Rice is an extremely intelligent African American woman who will not be a bimbo by any means, especially in terms of national security. Colin Powell as V.P. would be great also, except that even if he is dressed like one of the Village People, he cannot entertain like piano playin' Condi Rice. Please please Condi, take the V.P. job, forget the NFL!

    October 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  412. Bill

    He needs to get rid of that Stupid Palin! She just a small town hick who can't seem to grasp reality!

    Welcome to land of the big boys and big girls hunny. You can't handle the truth!! Your just a dumb pretty woman. Who is about to lose to another African American. Once in the beauty pageant and now for the "White House"

    Lastly. Hillary should run in 2012. I will vote for her after Barack.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  413. Ms. Ross

    A man that cant CHANGE his mind cant CHANGE anything...and unfortunately for John McCain it doesnt seem like he will be able to CHANGE the outcome of this election...

    O'Bama/Biden '08

    October 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  414. Barbara Caniff

    Why don't he just give up and go to a rest home.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  415. Julie

    Follow George W.'s shining example and suppress every opposing vote you can find. Hey, it worked great last time.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  416. Lynn

    Jack,
    There is nothing more that John McCain can do. His campaign has been hi-jacked by the leftist media who bow to Obama. They have not vetted Obama properly & have tried to destroy the only bright one in the race, Sarah Palin. It's unbelievable to me that someone who has only sat one hundred days in the Senate, presented no meaningful legislation, never run a business or held an executive position would think that he was qualified to run the country.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  417. Vincent

    Actually be a Maverick.

    -Vincent G, College Park, MD

    October 28, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  418. Page Sausman

    Become "The One" in one week...
    Page in Boise, Idaho

    October 28, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  419. Ron Germany

    after canceling his show while 5o miles down the road Obama and his supporters battled the wind sleet and rain. Id question if he reall wanted it. Or at least how bad.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  420. Mark from Yuba City, CA

    Jack

    He's got to make people believe he can make a difference. Unfortunately, I don't think he has the time or message to do it. Still, after the 2004 election in what was expected to be a Democratic Triumph, Bush won. Maybe McCain can pull it off...but I have serious doubts.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  421. Geo Joe in ABQ NM

    2 LTL 2 L8. Unless the Republicans find some way to buy/steal the election. Time for coulda, shoulda, woulda.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  422. mew

    Remember your elections 2000 and 2004?
    Anything can be rigged, and it will!

    From an outsider:
    only the USA can provide a "circus" of this magnitude with an election, and provide unhealthy entertainment for the rest of the world.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  423. nelson

    Bye John, And I am not your "friend"

    October 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  424. Frank B, New York

    As long as you have your health and your loving wife by your side, how can you lose? ‘Eh Jack?

    October 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  425. Fred

    Well Jack, first he has to fire Palin. Then pick a real VP candidate. Stop calling Sen. Obama an Arab or Communist. Next I'd tell those cretens screaming kill him at his town hall meetings to take a hike. Then he might just try going positive.

    Might work, might not – what does he have to loose.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  426. David

    I won't underestimate the man. Regardless of his stance on issues, he survived several years in the Hanoi Hilton. He probably won't win, but I will always repect his service to this country, and admire him for spending years in a POW camp while refusing preferential treatment because of his family. If Barack had that kind of integrity and Character, he'd be elected God of the United States.

    David, Dallas TX

    October 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  427. bob

    stop the negative ads. or do somthing crazy

    October 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  428. Davi

    Stop sucking up the extreme right and grow a pair. Seriously.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  429. You silly GOOSE

    McCain may pull out a suprise victory... but none the less... an Obama win will no doubt build momentum for a Palin presidency in 2012. Yeah, Sarah Palin... 'cause he's going to do such a bad job Republicans will win the White House during the next election.

    Obama is going to make a terrible President – uneventful changes to education and healthcare, terrifying global policy blunders, more lies – trickery and failed economic theory to flush our economic outlook even further down the toilet.

    Wake up people – he's a liar that just feeds you what you want to hear. READ READ READ and be and EDUCATED voter... oh, and don't drink the Kool-Aide.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  430. Tammy

    Lie, Cheat, Steal – which it looks like the Republicans are already trying to do. I don't know why it would surprise anyone. It's what they seem to do best.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  431. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Hi Jack,

    I sent a comment but somehow it got deleted I think! All it said was you can not win when you have to ask what does McCain has to do to win...it means it is too late since he has and continue to run a too negative campaign, has not presented himself as a President and has not offer a real and different vision for the country!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  432. Mary, Austin Texas

    He needs to implement the same winning strategy he has in store to win the Iraq War. Victory in Iraq? Victory for McCain-Palin in 08? Good luck!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  433. Robert Thompson, Florida

    McCain you are so washed up like an old rag! Sarah is bringing him down. Obama is the man!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  434. Maziar Nayab

    He can start off by replacing Palin with someone who's (at the very least) capabale of putting a whole sentence together. A female version of Bush is not what this country needs at this point.
    Maziar Nayab, Orlando, FL

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  435. David

    Go back in time and pick a different VP and a new campaign team.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  436. Franco Rusao

    Jack,
    If people would stop voting with emotion and start using their brains, McCain has done enough to win. Obama frst said anyone making under 250k would get a tax cut. that nmber went down to 200 over the weekend and now honest Joe biden says anyone under 150k would get a tax cut. Butonce again we will dismiss this like we have dismissed all of the things Obama has said in the past.

    Like the media, people have casted one party as the good guys and one as the bad guys. CNN has focused on a story calling Palin a Diva but has ignored reporting the 2001 Obama interview of redistribution of wealth and now this fiasco.

    America is heading for change allright....the worst change possible. You thought the last 8 have been bad, get ready for 4 Jimmy Carter years

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  437. kathy hakim

    McCain would have to become as sleazy as Obama and seduce the poor. We all know Obama's tax agenda: seduce the poor into believing in a handout and bail out of the promise once elected. 95% tax cuts ha ha vey funny.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  438. Diane in NC

    Even if McCain dumped Palin, changed his name to Barack Obama, stopped uttering "My Friends" every 2 minutes, and adopted all of Obama's superior policy proposals, he couldn't pull it off. America's going with the real deal.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  439. Carl Justus

    I do not believe McCain will even come close, but then I been wrong before. If McCain wins it will a miracle.
    He would have done better if had picked a running mate that was capable of being president. He picked sidekick that would have been perfect if was selling cars, beer, or cosmetics, or maybe even exercising equipment, but not for running for president.
    I was pulling for Hillary Clinton and I would have thought much more of McCain if he had picked someone capable of being president.
    He had several great options, Olympia Snow and Susan Collins of Maine, Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas, and Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, all would have a highly regarded asset to the ticket to all except the far right, like Ralph Reed, who worked with Abramoff to shaft the Indians and to republicans in the congress.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  440. Nick - Cary, North Carolina

    McCain would have to seriously campaign and quit repeating the same stump speech rhetoric. I can make McCain's speeches for him and repeat the lines about the $3m to study Bear DNA (was it a paternity or criminal issue?), we don't run from history we make it, and has Obama ever fought his own party?, and so on. McCain must identify specifically what he would do, his vision and plans for America just as Obama has done. He must also make start to sense. His mantra of tax and spend Democrats is tired and ineffective when all he has to offer is a program of more of the same borrow and spend.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  441. Teasha, Florida

    Follow the GOP’s cardinal rule: lie, cheat and steal… then pray.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  442. Mary

    I don't think there is anything he can do to win now. However why didn't he show the pleasantness he displayed on Letterman, and the Comedy dinner and the personable nature that we have seen lately on the campain trail. He doesn't seem like a grumpy old man lately like he has for the past 6 months.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  443. Griff

    What he is doing right now! He can't do the Imposible, He's fighting against George Bush, not Barack Obama... It will be the same is 2012... The Dems will be fighting against Barack Obama..

    October 28, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  444. fabrice

    He's got to tell the voters how his economic policy is different than Bush's instead of just talking about cutting pork and freezing spending.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  445. Rosie, Ashford, WV

    Get Bush and the republicans to steal it for him like they did in the last 2 elections.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  446. Tariq

    People and the media keep saying that the volatile and unstable economic climate favored Obama and widened the gap between him and McCain....otherwise it would have been a tight race. Whether the economy is the cause or not, it should tell you something about McCain when the country automatically favors Obama or any democrat in such economic turmoil.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  447. Bart - Nice, France

    Who would want that?

    October 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  448. Carol in Durham Maine

    Oh I forgot. He needs to remind people for the millionth time he was a prisoner of war. There's a qualification for you.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  449. Sher-Utah

    Ditch the Diva.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  450. Amy Noir

    Respect, Honest and come clean that is ran the worst campaign of modern time. Admit and American have open hearts.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  451. Justen

    nothing, he is destined to lose

    October 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  452. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    He'll have to pay alot more to those voting machine companies so they can rig the election in his favor. There is no legal way this man is ever going to win this election, even if Florida pulls the same old stunt it always does.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  453. Mark

    Transform himself into another candidate. His has been a haphazard campaign at best.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  454. David

    McCain sounds so immature in his lame attacks this week. He sounds like a schoolyard bully. "Obama is already measuring the drapes", "Obama has already written his inaugural speech". Both are untrue and McCain knows it. He's a sore loser and very unpresidential material.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  455. Chris

    Obama has to do something unforgivable. Besides that, it's over.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  456. Jacob F.

    Tap his heels together and say, "I hope I win, I hope I win"

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  457. Shayna

    For McCain to win, Obama has to drop out of the race. Sorry, my friends!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  458. Sue, Toledo, OH

    Jack,

    See yesterday's question. John McCain lost the election when he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. She may have energized the base, but McCain lost independent voters (and moderate Republicans) by choosing someone so obviously unfit to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. There is nothing McCain can do now to win.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  459. Stephen Graziano

    Rig it.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  460. Palin 2012

    One thing he could do to help himself would be to impeach Bush

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  461. Jacqs

    What does McCain have to do to win? Get rid of Sarah Palin.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  462. Roanna Peoria, Arizona

    He should abandon his party, dump Palin, change his personality, erase all written and spoken words throughout his political career, give all his wealth to the poor, and start impeachment proceedings on Bush/Cheney. Oh, and endorse Obama. That's all.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  463. Adrian in Toronto

    Divine intervention.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  464. Robin Griffin

    PRAY without ceasing.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  465. Riley Wilson In Lincoln, Nebraska

    Jack,

    All he has to do i pick a good running mate! You are talking about winning in 2012...right?

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  466. Jack/ Winston-Salem

    That's easy, offer everyone $1 million tax free. Buy his way in:)

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  467. haitianlogic

    He would have to do what W. did.... cheat. However here's the thing. You can't pull that in back, to back, to back elections. Third time, people revolt.

    I fully expect Bush Sr. to call on his CIA buddies and have them do some heavy lifting. What they aren't factoring in is the reaction of the people.

    All that being said, the landslide that this will be will - even with the cheating - make it look slightly closer in a Barack Obama victory!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  468. Bob Field

    Pitch Palin overboard.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  469. Robert in PA

    In order to win the election he'll have to run in another country!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  470. Toby, New Orleans

    To win.. McCain has to fly to Pakistan and single handedly caputre Osama Bin Laden.. anything short of that, and he loses on Nov. 4th.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  471. Sue

    What does McCain have to do to win??? Duhhhh...first off..replace Sarah Palin!!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  472. Jean

    My mind cannot go low enough to imagine what he could/would do to win.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  473. DavidKnows

    Change his name to Barack Obama

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  474. Kristen

    He'd have to dump Palin and pick a better running mate, like Minnie Mouse.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  475. Barbara in Las Vegas, NV

    Ain't gonna happen, Jack! That's a question he should have asked himself so long ago in this campaign, say starting with the moment RIGHT BEFORE he appointed Sarah Palin as his running mate. Theirs has been a strange sorry symbiosis that has sent McCain's campaign in a downward spiral and it's too late to recover.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  476. J. Faulk

    He would need to chose a new VP running mate and it's much too late for that! Go OBAMA!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  477. Anne J.

    Change parties, change policies, and turn the clock back 20 years!

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  478. John Battiloro

    It's simple, just tell the American people the truth."The Country is broken and I don't know if I can fix it but I will do my best!!"

    John
    White Plains, New york

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  479. rasheed Turner

    he would have to build a time machine, pick a different v.p. and come up with ideals this ones over...

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  480. Gwen

    Stop swinging wildly like a blind man and play the game straight. Positive reinforcement always works. Otherwise, he looks like a demented old man trying to get to the side of the street in the middle of 5 o'clock traffic.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  481. Aubenson Henry

    It's very simple, he just needs to come back 4 years later to try again.

    Aubenson,

    New Jersey.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  482. Wakefield T

    There is the nothing John McCain can do to make a come back in this election. Rearranging deck chairs on the Titantic was more likely to save the sinking ship than the rhetoric he has been spewing about Barack Obama is likely to change the tides of the election. If he wanted to come back he should have been talking about what he was going to do about the failing economy a month ago when he was talking about Bill Ayers.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  483. Terrence

    McCain should just throw in the towel and show his true Maverick ism. And only then he will prove himself a true winner understanding that losing is not always a defeat especially in a competition the WORLD sees as a done deal. However, the antics of politics could lead to a disappointment for Obama, but we ALL know he has won this election fair and square." I just got in from Sao Paulo, Brazil today as well as Kuwait on last Thursday and I am amazed that the supporters of Barrack is worldwide. Good try McCain, but Palin has taken your election and made a name for herself.

    October 28, 2008 at 5:23 pm |