Senator John McCain Started 2008 Campaign In Springfield, Pa.

Senator John McCain, Rest In Peace — If you haven’t heard Sen. John McCain died today, Aug. 25, 2018.

Senator John McCain Started 2008 Campaign In Springfield, Pa.
John McCain at the Springfield Country Club, March 14, 2008. (I did not take this pix).

His death occurred 9 years to the day of that of Ted Kennedy. To McCain’s credit, Theodore Edgar McCarrrick will not be speaking at his funeral unlike that of Kennedy.

Senator John McCain Started 2008 Campaign In Springfield, Pa.
John McCain shaking hands with congressional candidate Craig Williams in Springfield. Behind them is Mike Culp of Springfield.

I actually liked McCain and remember him starting his 2008 presidential campaign at the Springfield Country Club. I walked in with a big camera bag and to my shock they just waved me through. I entered the spot for the national press pool photographers and stayed there the whole time — without credentials — despite their unfriendly comments.

Security was not an issue. I could have smacked him on his knee a dozen times.

R.I.P. senator. I still wish you had won.

Senator John McCain Started 2008 Campaign In Springfield, Pa.

Senator John McCain R.I.P.

 

One thought on “Senator John McCain Started 2008 Campaign In Springfield, Pa.”

  1. I remember the day that Senator McCain spoke at Springfield Country Club. My husband and I were astounded that the Secret Service was absent (which evidently was the senator’s wish at that point). The only “security” seemed to be local police. Bill, you are right…it was as though we were simply attending a social function. I don’t remember any searches of handbags, etc. It was amazing. And nothing happened! Although I’ve since disagreed with some of the senator’s political stances, he did a fabulous job that day in Delaware County! May this brave patriot rest in peace.

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