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John McCain Beats Barack Obama

John McCain Beats Barack Obama

In the race for ratings, John McCain has beat Barack Obama for viewership during their respective convention speeches.

According to Nielsen, McCain drew 38.9 million viewers for his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention while Obama only drew 38.4 million viewers for his acceptance speech. 38.9 million viewers ranks as the highest rated convention in history.

In related news, Oprah Winfrey has stated that she is more than willing to interview Sarah Palin after the campaign is over.

“The item in today’s Drudge Report is categorically untrue,” Oprah says. “There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.”

Now onto the race for the White House!

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171 Responses to “John McCain Beats Barack Obama”

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  1. 1
    j-j Says:

    Is it me or justjared really like Mccain ?

  2. 2
    blue Says:

    Oprah is scared because once Palin shows up on her program she will win more hearts than she’s already doing.

    49% says Barack is ready to be Pres.
    39% even says Palin is ready to be Pres. – how high a poll for only 6 days America knew Palin unlike Obama campaigning for YEARSSSSS

  3. 3
    teejay Says:

    screw him
    obama all the way

  4. 4
    yeah Says:

    the only reason he got more was because of Sarah Palin.

  5. 5
    pea Says:

    Thanks Jared for reporting all fronts. The media only reports all good things on the Democrats and nada on McCain and Palin.

    They really seduce Americans to vote for Osama I mean Obama.

  6. 6
    shenanyginz Says:

    wow a whole .5 million more! way to go mccain…
    pu-lease the only reason people tuned in is because they were hoping to see palin make some sort of fool of herself

  7. 7
    brooksie Says:


    sorry McCain, but i like obama and the only way your gonna win is if “sara barakoota” gets you through! without her you wouldnt stand a chance!!!!!!!!!

  8. 8
    lola Says:

    His speech is what a real America and true America is about.
    Let us preserve the old America not this perverted nation is heading.

    Im happy Conservatism will be back once this 2 are elected.

  9. 9
    celia Says:

    ONLY??? Are you kidding me? The only reason McCain drew more is because of Sarah Palin and all of that controversy. But seriously, 500,000 is not a big difference at all. OBAMA baby!!!

  10. 10
    jen Says:

    First, THANK YOU for being a “gossip blog” that is actually covering this election fairly… cough Perez Hilton sucks cough.

    Way to go JOHN!!
    McCain-Palin 08!!!

    Oprah is a hypocrite and she is losing viewers because of her support of Obama. She knows Sarah would shine on her show and Oprah can’t let that happen. Sarah (and John) don’t need the Oprah machine.

  11. 11
    hahaha Says:

    Yep, McCain beat Obama on the rating of convention speech. Obama is done.

  12. 12
    CZLF Says:

    I think the only reason people tuned in is to see what McCain has to say for himself… which ultimately ended being nothing in particular. Early reports are saying the McCain didn’t address anything in his speech except to talk (in a lengthier version of POW story) No disrespect to how McCain fought for our country but he a heartbeat away from his 6th heart attack!! So do we really Sarah Palin as Pres!?!?

    I thought JustJared was above all the lies and manipulation that is the Republican party!! I wanted more from you!! Let’s talk about issues please and how McCain/Palin have skated over them! And they are all for themselves first, country second and after 8 years of Bush we cannot handle another 4 years of lies and manipulation that is the REPUBLICAN PARTY!!

    “Terrorism is not Americas greatest threat the Republicans are.

    Truest words ever spoken!!


  13. 13
    dee Says:

    I agree, the only reason that there were more viewers was because of the bulldog with lipstick, not because of McCain. Ratings are certainly not going to sway my vote, I am voting for the “real” change candidate, not the geriatric guy who says he is bringing change to Washington even though he has been there for almost thirty years.

  14. 14
    danielle Says:

    Yeah, I think people tuned in mostly because of the controversy surrounding Palin and NOT because of Mccain. Now on to the debates!

  15. 15
    Grace Says:

    40 million saw Sarah Palin. Oprah is afraid of Palin. Oprah has always said that women can accomplish anything they want in life. Sarah Palin accomplished something huge and Oprah refuses to interview her. Oprah is a hyprocrite.

  16. 16
    CZLF Says:

    And OPRAH not wanting Palin on her show… why would she? Palin is full of lies and secrets and inquiries into how she has been handling her duties in Alaska. So let’s not paint her as a saint please… she if far from it… I cannot believe in this day and age (and after something has clearly been decided… ROE v. WADE) that someone would question a woman’s choice/right to have an abortion!! I am dumb founded…. Has she done any research AT ALL!!! I am sad to say that I am American right now because of what it represents from a country who’s own president doesn’t care about us!!

  17. 17
    lms Says:

    What’s with Oprah’s comment?

    (…I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates.)

    Oprah decides this AFTER Obama appeared on her show and AFTER her ratings plummeted?

  18. 18
    andamentothat Says:

    Oprah should be above this.. She should interview both VPs and Presidential candidates..

  19. 19
    blayne Says:

    The numbers don’t reflect the fact that everyone was asleep by the end of McCain’s speech.

  20. 20
    whatever Says:

    The only reason McCain won in the ratings is because he elected that woman and all her drama. He knows people love a good soap oprea. This way she can get all the attention and he can slip under the rador with all his outdated bad ideas to run the country.

  21. 21
    Hmmmm Says:

    Gooooooooo McCain and Palin!!! 2008

    I stopped watching Oprah long before the presidential campaign and I am happy I did.

    Abortion = murder to an innocent child who did not have a choice.

  22. 22
    sheryl Says:

    Thanks Just Jared for a decent report on a McCain campaign success.

    Now that both speeches can be compared; here is a very good article about the differences in the messages between McCain and Obama’s convention speeches. Excerpts:

    “But perhaps nothing has been more surprising than the fact that Obama’s own speech was far more personally and ideologically negative toward John McCain and the GOP”

    “there is still something to the notion that the comportment of the leader of the Free World is important, and that we expect such a leader to focus his attention on higher matters. It was therefore even more stunning that Obama, who made such a point of running as a change agent sick of the same old Washington bickering during his ascension in late 2007 and early 2008, chose the moment of his greatest visibility to muddy his own message and to blur that image.”

    “Obama’s decision to go at McCain rather than ride a higher horse left McCain with a colossal opening, and he took it last night. His speech was the most non-partisan address I think any of us has ever heard at a political convention, and it was explicitly directed toward the people who were seeing him for the first time. He told anew the story of his captivity and his life of service, so they would know what kind of man he is outside of politics.”

  23. 23
    slim shady Says:

    McCain was the filthy dog who started rumors about Obama being a terrorist. LOL! McCain is too old and senile to do anything but parrott everything stupid bush did.

  24. 24
    bella Says:

    Lets not forget Palin is not the one running for president it is McCain.
    In my opinion, no one was even interested to talk about McCain until he picked Palin. It is all a ploy in my opinion to get a vote and pull at your heartstings. Really have some cute photo ops say you are like us a hockey mom, etc . . .blah blah blah. . . .they are need a reality check. The focus is on Palin and not on McCain. At least with Obama it was focus on Obama not his running mate. Palin is not running for president McCain is people, and he has done nothing to promote himself, but rather Palin’s so called cookie cut image of a typical family and hockey mom. If that is the case why not get a real hockey mom out there running for VP!!!
    Sorry OBAMA supporter 100 percent, we deserve a change not 72 year old and a hockey mom!
    Sorry if this p isses people off.

  25. 25
    kris Says:

    Oprah’s a b**ch

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