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February 15th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

McCain faces re-election challenge

It was a battle of the titans over terrorism. Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney are trading jabs across the Sunday morning airwaves.

The two men clashed on everything from the likelihood of another 9/11 to how the Obama administration handled the failed Christmas Day bomb plot. The two men did agree on one thing – the former vice president praised the current surge in Afghanistan.

And it's not just the vice presidents of past and present airing their differences.

Senator John McCain is trading jabs with former Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth, who will announce today he's running for the Senate seat McCain has held for more than two decades. Our Casey Wian has the report.

Read more: Hayworth to challenge McCain

Filed under: Politics
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Allan Gendelman

    There is only one word I can think of when I think of J.D. Hayworth, idiot. In the CNN interview, he clearly said that John McCain is a weak liberal. Then in the same interview when he was proven wrong that McCain in fact is not week or a liberal, he said "No,no, I'm not saying he's a weak liberal" But there is one thing I do agree with him on and that is that McCain shouldn't be Senator, he should be president. We need someone strong and fearless but that's a different story.

    -Allan Gendelman
    (age 14 Brooklyn,New York)

    February 16, 2010 at 1:50 am |
  2. jim vicalvi

    While I agree on bipartisianship, McCain's siding with the dems on the illegal immigrant amnesty program turned a lot of Americans against him. To much time in Congress at the money trough corrupts even our heroes.

    February 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  3. kyblueLG

    I used to have respect for the man until the presidential election campaign of 2008. I blame Senator McCain for the under-handed, blatant lies and campaign style that he and his minions spun in to the American culture. That style of rhetoric, instigation, fallacies, complete lies, and straw man arguments is what divides our country today. I hope his campaign goes down in flames.

    Good riddance Maverick!

    February 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  4. Dennis Linville

    I have always respected sen. McCain but like so many in Washington these days he has used his strengths to enguage in a power struggle to imbarrass Obama and turned a blind eye to the American people.Its sad but I think his tunnel vision will put him in the same position as the others,go home or we will send you home. As sorry as I am he has taken his stand and I see him loosing his position greatly,He will always be a great American hero.

    February 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm |