McCain's Pains

Thursday, September 27, 2007

John McCain, U.S. Senator (R-AZ), presidential candidate, and author of Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them (12 Books, 2008), explains why he'd be a good president for New York.

Hard Call is available for purchase at


John McCain

Comments [13]

Louis Lopardi from Brooklyn

What happens if we apply some contextual analysis to the great decisions? For instance, The Reagan-Gorbachev one mentioned on air:
Is it possible that had Reagan accepted the offer...
-the Soviet union would not have dismantled so completely & so quickly;
-there might have been a strong Soviet presence on the Afghan borders surpressing the Taliban;
-less chance of immense AlQaeda training camps;
-no, or less organized, 9/11?

Sep. 27 2007 11:07 AM
JW from Manhattan

Great interview. It's good to see candidates get fair coverage here.

It's interesting how people criticize Sen. McCain for his honesty on the war and his voting history.

Everyone hated and discounted Churchill in the '30s as well. History is glad he had the courage to stand fast and I'm glad McCain has it now.

Sep. 27 2007 11:03 AM

Why so much attention for McCain? Who cares? He has nothing new to say. But his lamest, most disingenuous comments had to do with his (non) reasons for skipping the PBS/Black media debate tonight. This is truly shameful. There are no excuses.

Sep. 27 2007 10:57 AM
speck from union square

does anyone believe anything any of these candidates spew? same 'ol sh*t, different day.

Sep. 27 2007 10:55 AM
ab from nyc

This guy is SUCH a hypocrite...."it was all Rumsfeld's fault, george W. Bush had nothing to do with it"

Good grief!

Sep. 27 2007 10:51 AM
Joe Corrao from Brooklyn

ok Ron Paul is coming to NYC October 12th
Please interview HIM...

Sep. 27 2007 10:51 AM
Chuck Newman from nj

I think this is a great interview. I'm glad to get to know him in a way I would never find on any other show.

Sep. 27 2007 10:49 AM
ab from nyc


He DOES sound like Hal

Sep. 27 2007 10:47 AM
Lorenzo from NY

It might be a good idea to ask the same question 3 times: this way he can't contradict himself more than twice

Sep. 27 2007 10:44 AM
Joe Corrao from Brooklyn

No respect for JM any more...he was a he is a pinto

Sep. 27 2007 10:42 AM
Craig Holden from Brooklyn

Why do politicians, including McCain, have such a compulsion to exaggerate and distort the truth?

15 years ago unemployment in Northern Ireland was 9.2% - not 90%!

Please don't use Northern Ireland's progress as an analogy for the future of Iraq - I've heard him do this before and it's preposterous.

Sep. 27 2007 10:41 AM
Sarah from North Salem, NY

Ok, there's something to be said for charisma. If McCain thinks, with that monotonous DRONE of his, that he can effectivly convey his message, he's got another think coming. Holy Cow, he sounds like HAL from 2001. Is he on Prozac or something?

Sep. 27 2007 10:36 AM
ab from nyc


What happened to the old McCain and what did this pod-person do to him?

Sep. 27 2007 10:32 AM

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