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Cindy and John McCain on ABC's "The View." Cindy dodges Barbara Walters question on how many houses they have

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WASHINGTON--Cindy McCain just joined the ladies on ABC's "The View," sitting next to John McCain, who came on first. Asked about issues they disagree on--besides the tv remote control, Cindy said they see "eye to eye" on most things.

Barbara Walters, asking about abortion, said Cindy McCain does allow for exceptions for rape and incest--making her at odds with McCain vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

The show just ended. Walters, angling for a Palin visit to "The View," told McCain to pass on the message to Palin about how nice they were.

McCain is saying he will work with Hillary Rodham Clinton because "she will be one of the most influential and powerful members of the Senate."

The Friday Washington Post featured a front page story drilling down on Cindy's legal problems stemming from her addiction to prescription drugs.

Walters is asking how many houses they have. McCain got in big trouble when Politico reporters asked him and he said he did not know. Cindy reply to Walters: "that is not part of this campaign."

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The View is disgraceful and Elizabeth needs to leave the racist elitist Marxist superiority ridden joke of a show. John McCain has more class and record in just one of his broken bones that all of them put together. Goldberg is already a slave...to Obama, the empty suit racist Rev Wright and Bill Ayers protege.Barbara Walters is no longer a journalist but a pathetic excuse in the mirror image of the equally smug and incompetent Andrea Mitchell. I plan to contact all of their sponsors and look forward to NORMAL AMERICA putting The View on the page of history where it belongs. The history of trash and the period of time where journalism and fairness died in America. You all disgust me, media trash.

If I had the money that Cindy has, I'd have several houses also. I like the location of Tom Hanks house north of Ketchum, ID for summers and Scottsdale would be tolerable in the winter.
Maybe a little seaside cottage north of San Diego and perhaps a ski lodge around Vail wouls also be pleasing.
Why should McCain know the count. Most belong to his wife and the have a pre-nup.
I wonder how much Barbara makes?

I can't believe the way Barbara Walters attack John McCain. Why didn't she show him the same respect she did Barrack Obama? As far as I am concerned the interview showed how Barbara has lost her stlye. Rather than being inquisitive she attack him. Just to set the record straight I am not a McCain supporter and neither am I a supporter of this type of interview. Shame on you. Let's put Barbara under the spotlight and let people question her integrity on multiple affairs and now bragging about it in her book.

What a lady Cindy McCain is and what a wonderful 1st lady she would be, over 60 humanitarin trips and has adopted a child that was very ill. She certainly has a heart of gold. Also how wonderful of her to participate in the 911 ceremony with her husband Senator John McCain. Where was Michelle?, you know the lady who says AMERICA is a mean country, she was at home while her children were in school, wow could of hopped on the private jet from Chicago to NYC, attended less than 1 hr ceremony and been back in Chicago in no time flat. She could have gotten a babysitter for what 1-2 hrs if she didn't make it home in time the kids. She did however find time to Dance on the Ellen D. Show!!! What support she gave the Americans and her husband! how embassasing for Obama, tell me how she would be a grand 1st lady.
I am embassasesd BEYOND BELIEF that we Americans) would put this lady into the White House. She has proven she certainly can't multitask and is not ready in any way to be a 1st lady.
Sandy Williams

That was pathetic. Usually when you interview someone you let them finish their answer before you interrupt them for the next ATTACK. Kudo's to Mcain for keeping his cool. The women of the view were positively VOLATILE. I have never in my 32 years seen a more biased interview. Shameful. They missed all the important questions. Umm.... HELLO ..... Health Care? Economy? Education? Soaring gas prices? Where were these questions? I wish I could take that hour of my life back.

I watched the show and was disgusted at the hosts and how they treated Senator MCCain. All of them except Hasselbeck are all for Obama. If they cannot show the Republican party the same respect they show the Democrat party, then neither party should be on the show. I will never watch that show again.

Sounds like Barbara Walters finally reached to regain some of her old credibility and asked real questions and addresses the GOP's real lies and media swirling nonsense.

The mumbling Fox-sound bite idiot Hasslebeck was way at the end of the couch. She should be back eating bugs in the reality Tv show jungle where they found her.

The View is still a pathetic mess of a show where people mumble and scream over each other. The 12-year-old, non-award winning show loves to get their name mentioned on abc-news links.

Sandy,
You wrote What a lady Cindy McCain is with a heart of gold and how she adopted a child that was very ill. Where I come from a lady is not someone who has an affair with a married man that she meets in a bar yet that is the story of Cindy and John McCain.
"I am embassasesd BEYOND BELIEF " That is how I have felt the day Bush took office.

Is it just me or does it sound like all the comments are by the same person? Its a bit creepy. The ladies did not ask McCain anything that would not be asked of ANYONE running for president. You need to stop worrying about what a bunch of tv hosts say and START to worry that this man who is squirming in his seat could possibly be the next leader of the free world. Now that's truly disturbing!

Is it just me or does it sound like all the comments are by the same person? Its a bit creepy. The ladies did not ask McCain anything that would not be asked of ANYONE running for president. You need to stop worrying about what a bunch of tv hosts say and START to worry that this man who is squirming in his seat could possibly be the next leader of the free world. Now that's truly disturbing!

I am so fed up reading all these comments backing John Mccain and feeling sorry for the way he was treated are you kidding me. It was slick of him to stick up for Hilary and have a women as a VP choice....and then to not back any womens rights. We women are suppose to come together and defend our rights we worked so long and so hard to get. Yet we feel sorry for another man who just wants us bare foot and pregnant. Come on nice of cindy to adopt a child....hello that women has so much money she should be over there saving countries not one child..celebs have done more than her. And saying Michelle isnt ready to take office that women is a fine women who would back any of our rights we should be defending now.....yet we are worried about poor little mccain who is going to do nothing but put us in the same situation we are in right now....if not worse. Another four years of this and their plan will be complete....we will be divided once again. Black and white and rich and poor...the middle class will be so wiped out. Come on women get with it stop acting on emotions and get the facts....Obama is going to change the world that man is amazing and I am happy the view is sticking up for the right way...I am sick of the conservative views...this is a new day!!!!!!!

Barbara Walters is a journalist and a classy one at that. The transparency of the Mcain oraganization....is not hard to miss. Asking him about the change he hopes to bring....and expecting an answer is not too much to ask of someone running for president. Ms.Walters just tried to present the whole story about "so much of Sarah Palin." She didn't sell the plane on e-bay...and when through a private dealer...she did so at a loss....she was for the "Bridge"...before she was against it. In fact kept the "earmarks" or money. Mr. Mcains "Straight Talk Express...." has become a campaign of lies. Thank you Barbara.

Walters has no class, whatsoever. I am disgusted with those liberals posing as journalists. What a joke those VIEW women are!!!

What a show! and I mean that literally, a group of vindictive women showing the potential president of the United States just how "witchy" they could be. Where were the hard questions asked in a coherent sane manner? I have watched all of the segments with the other candidates & not one was treated the way Senator McCain & his wife were. They were not even asked the same type of questions. By the way, I have been waffling between the two candidates. NOT ANY MORE. Respect - do the ladies even know what the word means. Obviously the McCains are well prepared for the Oval Office after surviving this onslaught!!!

No tact whatsoever,Keep it up libs your loosing the election and the only one you have to thank for that is your ignorant selves. Hey Barb how many do you have and oh yeah what was the name of the gentleman you had an affair with. You hateful women look in the mirror.You know what they say BABS people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

No tact whatsoever,Keep it up libs your loosing the election and the only one you have to thank for that is your ignorant selves. Hey Barb how many do you have and oh yeah what was the name of the gentleman you had an affair with. You hateful women look in the mirror.You know what they say BABS people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

No tact whatsoever,Keep it up libs your loosing the election and the only one you have to thank for that is your ignorant selves. Hey Barb how many do you have and oh yeah what was the name of the gentleman you had an affair with. You hateful women look in the mirror.You know what they say BABS people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

I used to think of Barbara Walters as a lady and a responsible tv journalist. After seeing her rude (mis)treatment of John McCain, I can no longer think of her as a journalist and certainly not a lady.

The ABC/CBS/NBC/PBS juggernaut has for years occupied a "bully pulpit" that has never required them to answer for their obvious liberal bias, but hopefully this is finally coming to an end.

Didn't see the whole show but with the nasty truth twisting ads and comments made by John Macain (yes, his campaign pays for them and he approves them) he deserves whatever comes his way. Don't dish out what you can't take. The view is a leisure tv show; This election is going to affect my life, your life and many generations to come. There is blood shed everyday, homes lost, broken school systems and John Macain sends out slick sales ads that don't say much of anything accept hate. He's a salesman. Wake up America. I had nothing against him until his campaign got dirty. He'll never look the same.

This show was a disgrace to our great Country, this show should be banned from TV

This show was a disgrace to our great Country, this show should be banned from TV

Kudos to the view - Finally. By the way, Elisabeth needs to be removed from the view (involuntarily). She is so out of touch with reality and floats around as if racial and other differences doesn't exist. Regarding important questions, Dan, should the rules of getting to issues be different for McClain since it has applied to Palin?

to all the people who are mad at the the view . get real . i mean what is he afriad of and why cant he answer simple questions . why cant questions like the one's i heard on the show be asked to the maverick . like why he continues to lie and distort obama's record . not to mention all the personal attacks on obama ..even his wife .i have never once heard anything about the fact that when cindy mccain had her drug addicition battles she broke the law writing and obtaining fake prescriptions and her loving husband by his own admission wasnt really around to be by her side in her time of need . real strong family values . thank god someone has finally held mccain 's feet to the fire on gov palin , the outrageous lies against obama and the fact that he has no plan to get us out of trouble that his buddy president bush has put us in. open your eyes to the lies right in front of you ...he looked like a old , nervous man and if you want him as your president you all have issues too

Whoopi Goldberg should be more concerned about looking like a raving lunatic than about becoming a slave

Barbara, apparently you have let your emotions overide what was once your area of expertise, interviewing! What happened to listening, being non-judgmental, and just being socially polite to a guest on your show? I am so disappointed in you, as I always thought you were above the fray and at the top of your game. So, you're supporting Obama, I hope your support is worth losing your once good reputation. Your show is becoming once again (I just returned as a viewer after I stopped watching because of Rosie) unbearable to watch. Rudeness should never equal ratings.

I was ashamed at all but Elizabeth on the View today.
They were like wolves at a feast.
Barbara was not even polite if you watch a rerun look at all the questions she asked McCain and not once did (or ) would she look him in the eye.
Elizabeth GET OFF THIS SHOW..You Have more Honour than to be with these women.
This just shows how really bias you all are. If you can't do an interview the same (being polite to all) with everyone then don't do one at all.
You can sure see which way these 4 women are going to vote.If your going to do a interview then be equal.
I will never give you all my hour again.
Again though We all LOVE you Elizabeth.

I caught part of the Walters-McCain interview
and I am glad it didn't see the whole embarresing thing. What is wrong with these people treating a man of McCain's record and caliber the way they did with total disrepect, even if you disagree with his politics and are voting for Obama keep some class. I guess it seems like Barbera is going overboard and suffering from some old age mental deficiency.
Why do these RICH ELITEST MULTI HOMEOWNERS feel that the have to lose whatever dignity they might have left and treat a man like that the lopsided disgusting way they did are they so afraid of one little woman from Alaska that panic is driving them to hysteria

I didn't watch the show, but frankly I am QUITE DISTURBED by the comments that individuals are posting to this site (especially Cindy)!

First, how in the world is Barack Obama a protege of Rev. Wright? Jerry Falwell (who is not a fan of Jews) was the religious leader for many American presidents, including both Bush presidents. Do we, as parishioners, have to agree with all ideals of our pastors or for that matter, our own religion? No.

Also, this election is not about color, wives, the popularity or eyeglass style of the VP, Barbara Walters or The View. It is about political views, voting records, education, and the ECONOMY!!! We, as American citizens need to make INTELLIGENT choices regarding our future government. In order to do that, we have to have open exchange of ideas. We also have to stop being so emotional. It is well known that once we have a visceral response to something, our rational mind shuts down! Get a grip people!!

Ericka
P.S. I agree with John Q...I'd have multiple houses too!

What a shame!!...Except for Elizabeth, the other women were very disrespectful to Sen. and Cindy McCain. A stark contrast to Obama/Michelle's interview. I am no longer a fan of Barbara Walters, I always thought she had alot of class, until today - she is learning fast from Whoopee.
I really hope that Gov. Palin does not appear on their show - to treat her the same way? No way!! and am glad that Oprah will not have her on her show.

Kudos to Dan P. and Deb's comments (see above). They are right on target! The show was terrible!!! Barbara told Obama that "he was sexy" on an earlier show. Then, she is disrespectful of McCain. I will never watch The View again. I emailed The View to let them know how disappointed I was with the show also.

I am so sorry that the view has stooped so low....can you just not be so left in your approach. I really don't care about your politics..I feel for anyone who appears on your show that differ with your politics..why do they even bother. John and Cindy McCain are much to classy for the likes of Goldberg & Baer (whatever her name) and you, Ms Walters.. I once had respect for you as a professional news anchor. Does Hollywood actually think that "middle class" America just sits around and waits for you guys to "persuade" us how to vote. We really are much smarter than that.. We are all Americans..please feel free to vote for whomever you please in the upcoming election and allow me to do like wise. Your tactics are so transparent. We have so many freedoms in this great country of ours...one is to turn off the View.

I am sick of the liberal bias of all the news/talk shows except for Regis who speaks without an agenda!
Barbara needs to shut up and let her people answer questions! How many houses do her liberal friends have?!!!

I am sick of the liberal bias of all the news/talk shows except for Regis who speaks without an agenda!
Barbara needs to shut up and let her people answer questions! How many houses do her liberal friends have?!!!

Barbara Walters has moved into the same toilet that Rosey Odonnell was moved to. Absolutely the most blatant example of biased journalism in a interview in the history of the show. Or maybe, we finally have seen the true Barbara. No class, disrespectful to her quests and definitely ready to be put out to pasture. The McCanns handled all of you with dignity and respect for themselves and everyone watching. If my grand children acted the way she did to someone who was a quest in our house, the way John McCann and his wife Cindy were quests in her house, the penalty would of been severe and quick. Whoopie, Whoopie, Whoopie, where have you gone. Since you joined the View you have definitely lost your way. I am so dissappointed in you its not even funny. Hasselbeck is the only one on the show with even a lick a sense, and dignity. This will definitely be the last time I watch your show. And in closing, I would like to say with all certainty, that you do put lipstick on pigs, you provided an excellent example of that today.

I agree. I was so upset watching this show. I knew turning it on it was not going to be pretty... but I was still shocked at their utter disrespect for the next President of the United states. Whoopie is a piece of crap.

The absudrity of mccain putting us all in jeopardy by choosing palin as his running mate needs to be revealed. I am scared for my children because of her fanatical views.

I think we are all losing site here, we've made it more about celebrity then the real issues.
The economy is failing, people are losing their homes and its the middle class that is suffering!
I think we need to look at who's going to help us take back the country and as indepedent I think we need a new start. The GOP, is just that... a GRAND O PARTY for the very wealthy, it doesn't look out for the rest of us struggling to get by.
I don't think our country can take 8 more years of the same pig (this time)dressed up in lipstick!!

Obviously Barbara had her ego bruised because she did not get the first interview with Sarah Palin. She really showed her claws the way she went after John McCain. She lost all objectivity and did not present herself as an unbiased journalist. Besides is she supposed to be a journalist on The View or is she just supposed to be one of the girls?? She tried to show she was tougher than Charlie Gibson and in the end lost our respect.

I was shocked and dismayed at the rudeness and arrogance displayed by Barbara Walters toward Sen McCain, she wouldn't even let him answer questions w/o interrupting, she sure didn't treat either of the Obamas' that way.

Shame on you Barbara, I thought you were above that, obviously your true colors showed loudly.

What surprises me (not to mention scares me greatly)is that these various comments indicate that the authors of such actually lend credence to silly daytime shows of this genre, their disingenous phony hosts, and what comes out of their mouths...these shows are strictly for entertainment purposes only and I certainly wouldn't use them as MY source for "news" or any information related to today's issues.

Charese must be black.

These comments have to made from a die hard repub! They asked him what middle class americans would like to know. YOu just can't dance around the issues. He is a liar, and Always bring up that bland POW story! He should tell the people how he graduated out of a class of 894 out of 899. His ads are lies.

FAUX NEWS

The View is entirely too biased and liberal. If Ms. Walters cared about a FAIR VIEW she would make sure to have two liberals and two conservatives hosting this show. The gang up mentality on that how is disgusting. Ms. Walters is just too smart to make this mistake so the only excuse must be her extremely liberal mentality. I will no longer watch this joke of a show and I will contact each sponsor of the view to inform them of my boycott of their products. You people, that complain about Elizabeth being too loud, have to realize that the only way she can get a word in edgewise is to attempt to talk louder. Thsse women constantly interrupt each other and shame on Ms. Walters for doing the same to Mr. McCain. How about having this show FAIR and BALANCED.

To Ashley....upset by watching the show....turn it off. Calling Whoopie names....childish.

I wasn't able to watch the show as I am my sole support and must be at work all day long. Sounds like it was interesting. The View has a history of controversy. If that wasn't what McCain wanted then why go on the show in the first place? Politics certainly do make strange bedfellows.

People need to concern themselves with the issues our country faces and who we feel will carry us through to once again become a great power in this ever-shrinking world of ours. Let's stick to the issues.

I wish you people would look at the integrity of this man and stop blaming others for how they treat him in interviews. He cheated on his wife who waited six years for him to return from a POW camp and when he returned he found out that she had been in a terrible accident and was not the beauty she once was. He traded her in for a younger more beautiful and richer model. He is an opportunist and thinks that he deserves to be president because he is an ex-POW. He was never a good pilot to begin with. He wants to keep our troops over in Iraq for another 100 years and he has a very bad temper. He is using this woman as a running mate simply because Obama did not pick Hillary Clinton and thinks this is going to steal her votes. People you better open your eyes and see things for what they really are. He graduated 894 out of a class of 899 and he does not even have a graduate degree. They are trying to belittle Obama, but he has not cheated on his wife he is the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review and he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate. Gov. Palin bounced around from college to college to get a BA in Jounalism. Come on lets not be so naive. She is 44-years old and with her beliefs she takes women back 50 years.

Here we go again. Republicans always run campaigns based on emotional hot-button issues based on individual beliefs rather than real issues that affect us collectively as a nation. Also, these Republicans with their millions of dollars posture themselves as the underdogs, the ones being stepped on and made fun of. OH POOR MCCAIN! OH POOR PALIN! Oh please!!! Nixon mastered this tactic and every Republican campaign to follow has done the same thing.....Democrat and Republican voters need to wake up and see past this crap! If your same-sex couple neighbors are not granted certain rights, does that at all make it any easier for you to pay your mortgage or keep from defaulting? If your co-worker gets raped and can't get an abortion, is that going to make heathcare more affordable for you when boomers are all senior citizens? We are in a WAR, we have the worst ECONOMY in years, our EDUCATION system is horrible and getting worse (we're going to pay public school kids to get good grades!!! WTF????) HEALTHCARE systems are going to be bankrupt and you may not be able to get coverage from work soon, or RETIREMENT, SOCIAL SECURITY and other public and social service issues that affect us all.

Stop letting the Republicans hijack your emotions and make you lose sight of the really important things. Besides even after they win they never make good on their promises anyway. They hope the CEOs will trickle down some crumbs to you....you know...because the trickle down economics of the Republican administrations have worked SO well for our economies (ugh!). More money will go to greedy OIL corporate CEOs, more Fanny Mae bail outs, more jobs getting shipped overseas....you want more of this?

Wake up people!!!!

For the very first time, I watched a show and strongly felt a need to speak out about it. Today was the day. The total disrespect shown to John McCain, a man who defended our country and has served his entire life, was sickening. Cindy received the very same disrespect. Does anyone bash Barbara for being one of the wealthiest women in America??? I too saw the Obama/Michelle love-fest. Both these men are running for the most powerful position in the world. To be unable to treat both with the respect and dignity is shameful.
Elizabeth, I feel your pain. I have watched you face these women with grace many times.
And Whoopy - the prize for shame goes to you. When John McCain praised the brave men and women defending our country, everyone clapped except you. Maybe you should find a country you can be proud of and take everyone with you that has no pride in America.

They ALL asked questions (even Elizabeth) that needed to be answered. What kind of Supreme Court does John McCain want? Why do you support ads that are proven to be lies (not just misleading)?
You want to overturn Roe V Wade? Do you believe in separation of Church and State?
There was no question about how many houses he has, that I DO NOT care about. I care if he has Alzheimer's and cannot remember though!
Enough of the polite politics! If you have to be rude to get answers, so be it!

Kudos to Barbara Walters for not putting up with McCain's lies. I'm sick and tired of people just voting for emotional reasons. McCain and Palin are bush clones, simple as that. Neither of them (or their entire campaign, for that matter) are addressing issues and all the "dirt" they have on Obama are outright lies. Good for Barbara for not letting them slide.

Don't send Palin into the lions den. These women should have their show cancelled. They are pathetic tv personalities. So biased. They treated obama like he was royalty. Never to watch their show again or Oprah.

I was surprised by Barbara today but maybe this is how McCain needs to be push so he can't dance around the issues. He gave some answers that shocked me. Mccain is for change, chance back hundreds of years ago. If Mccain can't stand up to Barbara how will he lead the county against of counties. Thank you Barbara for showing us the REAL MCCAIN.

First of all, those of you that are offended are the ones that don't have to work and have the luxury to be at home watching. Nice! I missed it! Had to check in on my break and laptop while at work supporting my children as a single mom. Your hero Mc Cain dumped his wife CAROL after she waited all those years for him while he was a POW. Guess after the accident the grass looked greener $$ on the other side...I wonder why we never hear anything about that. You people only hear what you want to hear. Your like my children. Selective hearing. Why don't you go ban some books with your other hero Sarah Palin.

I was surprised by Barbara today but maybe this is how McCain needs to be push so he can't dance around the issues. He gave some answers that shocked me. Mccain is for change, chance back hundreds of years ago. If Mccain can't stand up to Barbara how will he lead the county against other counties. Thank you Barbara for showing us the REAL MCCAIN.

Are you guys serious? John McCain could be our next president, God forbid, and you are whining about how a 75 year old woman "attacked" him. What will he do if he has to sit in front of Vladimir Putin....cry? I hope Obama does make it back on The View, because I want my candidate to be asked the tough questions...and I doubt he will be afraid of 4 (well maybe 3 1/2 counting Elisabeth) women's questions! He may actually sound intelligent and concerned about Americans!

Well it finally happened on today's view. Barbara really showed her bias against Senator MaCain. The way she shamefully talked to him and tried to railroad him is unexcusable She pressed McCain on Sarah on the changes she would make. I watched her kiss up to Obama and never once asked him how he was going to change things in Washington she just kept kissing up.Barbara you should not throw stones and give those discussing faces as McCain talked. You and Ophra should be on the same show .Barbara you have not lead a stellar life dating a married man They should kick you off the show. I was a independent voter and was not excited about any one of these but you helped me make up my mine.Maybe it does not matter that Obama,s inter circle and where he formed his politics came for Ayers and wright

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY ADULT LIFE I AM DISGUSTED WITH A SHOW TO THE POINT OF SCREAMING. I HAVE NEVER WATCHED A MORE DISGRACEFUL EXCUSE FOR A TV SHOW IN MY LIFE!! I HOPE EVERYONE WHO SAW THIS DISRESPECTFUL BUNCH OF HAS-BEEN WOMEN (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ELISABETH) WILL BOYCOT NOT ONLY THE SHOW, BUT ALL OF THEIR SPONSORS. SHAMEFUL!!!

Oh, my, isn't Rusty a pompous little thing! Wouldn't you think it beneath him to even comment. Well, I love the View! Don't get to watch much. I work!! I guess just rich Republicans get to sit around and get upset that their boy was asked a few difficult questions. I'm really sad that the American voters don't really seem to want the candidates pressed on the issues. Keep up the good work, View Crew!

I saw nothing wrong with them asking the questions they asked Senator McCain. It was questions that most people want to know the answers to. Its good to see him in a setting where he has to think about what he is saying and not be advised on what to say. I liked the show!

I saw nothing wrong with them asking the questions they asked Senator McCain. It was questions that most people want to know the answers to. Its good to see him in a setting where he has to think about what he is saying and not be advised on what to say. I liked the show!

It was a feeding frenzy today with Senator McCain...my stomach started turning in knots so I just turned you off....was curious to see if others felt the same....had to read the comments.

I think the view is a dumb TV Program. The ELDER WALTERS needs to retire along with Charles Gibson who is a waste also. If I were the only lady there Hasselback sp I would leave that show real soon. The good thing is that Walters or Gibson will never be buried in Arlington with the real HERO's. I have long quit the ABC NBC networks nothing but lies the majority of the time. This DEMOCRAT IS VOTING FOR McCain on account of these FOOLS.LOL

John McCain got exactly what he deserved on the "View" He is a low down republican who lie, cheat, and steal to get what they want. Then has the audacity to say they are Christians. It is evident in McCain's personal life b/c he left his ex-wife when she needed him most and true with the current president George W. Bush, in which, he has voted with 95% of time. You go Barbara Walters and the ladies of the view!

THANKS TO THE VIEW... WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE MCCAIN ASKED PERTINENT QUESTIONS VERY RELEVENT TO THE FALSE AND MISLEADING ADS AND INFORMATION OUT THERE ABOUT HIM AND HIS RUNNING MATE.. WE NEEDED SOME ONE TO GO TOE TO TOE, ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS AND EXPOSE THE DISCREPENCIES OF THOSE NEGATIVE ADS AND THE POOR, ILL ADVISED SELECTION OF PALIN AS A VP RUNNING MATE...IT SCARES ME THAT JUST TO WIN, MCCAIN WOULD PUT THIS COUNTRY IN SUCH JEAPORDY..SOME PEOPLE CAN'T OR WON'T ACKNOWLEDGE THIS..ENOUGH IS ENOUGH... WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE TRUE CHANGE...THE PIT BULL NEEDS TO GO BACK TO ALASKA AND TALK TO HER CHILDREN ABOUT THE FACTS OF LIFE.....

TO THE VIEW ...WHOOPIE IS AWESOME...WHAT AN ASSET TO THE SHOW...

Cindy at 12:10 summed it up so perfectly. The View is so disrespectful. Barbara Walters was rude and horrible. No journalistic integrity. Pathetic. By the way Whoopi, it was the Republican party headed by President Lincoln who abolished slavery and those who strongly opposed abolishing slavery were the southern democrats. Hmmmm.....

At least someone has the nerve to challenge McCain on his sleezy lies. I don't know why the mainstream media gives him a pass because he's a Vietnam vet. His campaign is absolutely shameless. The thought that he could entrust all of us in the hands of this neophyte Palin with a mere bachelors degree is totally evil. Imagine if Biden or Obama didn't even know what the "Bush doctrine" was. I thought Joy Behar was useful too in challenging the old man about the hypocrisy of making a case about the "Pig" joke. Come on McCain. You can dish it our but you can't take it?

Well I can tell most of you are Republicans. But I guess it's ok when Obama has to take the same type of heat. I guess your lives have not been effected by the economy, no children to think of and your not concerned about healthcare and/or you rather bite your nose off to spite your face meaning you just can't vote for a black man.

Yes I watched the view today. Elizebeth should be removed ASAP. you can see she doesn't think or study all the facts. she will blab,blab,blab and cut people off, then when someone counters her she will shake her head and agree with or part them and shut down. Mabey she should take some courses in public speaking, learn the art of listening and courtsey.


Think about this, we are trying to stop "bullying" in schools and teach children how to get along. what is this campaign teaching our children? Instead of working together and taking the strong points from each candidate and trying to make America stronger they are just throwing stones at each other. Enough is enough! Why is it that the US has to be the major part in every war? Our country needs help HERE! People need jobs, security, good wages. Why can't we negotiate with other countries for goods. If we are willing to fight for their freedom what are they going to do for us? beside put this country deeper in dept.

Reforms have to be made in every direction. 1.get our children educated. (free to US citizens) of all backgrounds who maintain at least a 2.5 GPA @.
2. teach these kids about drugs (this is the war of the US).
3. Get people involved community service A MUST for graduation requirement.
4. mandatory work for those getting AID. They can stuff envelopes,watch kids,clean the highways,serve at a soup kitchen.
5. tougher reforms for inmates. They come out of prison and do it again. Many prisoners just return, because their is no opportunities for them when they come home. give companys a tax relief if they hire a parolee. But limit the amount they can hire and by no means should they be involed with working with the general public( young and elderly) 6.AFFORDABLE HEATHCARE it is ridiculous to hear of all the illegals that don't pay their medical bills when going to emergency rooms but being a citizen we are hunted down until ours is paid??? Check out the problem they are having in florida. 7. raise the minimum wage ASAP. People cannot afford to put gas in the car to go to work. Thus crime goes up, and finacial aid is requested by more. give out bus passes or vouchers to people who work. Have them show a weekly pay stub to recieve the next set.
8.we have qualified people who want to be teachers but cannot afford the 6 month non=paid internship they must serve. (Michigan) could you go 6 months without a check. I have friend that have worked in the school system for years and would knock the socks off of teachers, she is a widow twice and cannot afford going without a check for 6 months. So she is a much lower paid position and has a bachlors degree.
9. make teachers take tests too many are not up to date with technology. would you go to a doctor who doesn't keep up with the latest?
these are just a few ideas. Interested in seeing others. Still have not made up my mine on a candidate I am tired of all the bad mouthing going on back and forth. People have to look forward and come up with some decisions. Why can't we work together?

The old shrills, (the hosts of the view, less Hasselback), treating Sen. McCain the way they did just motivates fence sitters toward McCain and those already for McCain to get to the polls in November. The lib media will never, ever get it. BTW, thank you, Matt Damon. Just couldn't keep your bourne mouth closed, could you?

It is evident the same troll is posting repeatedly on this forum making silly statements such as Hasselback belongs and sat on the end of the couch during the interview of McCain. Regarding Barbara Walters, the shock and dismay felt by some is not surprising regarding the treatment of McCain wherein the poster states "she shows her true colors." Please let me remind you Ms. Walters penned a book where she felt compelled to 'confess' to an elicit affair w/Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts for years. This explains to me, growing up and attending school with his beautiful daughters, their troubled actions and disruptive behavior when we gathered in auditoriums. His girls were ahead of me in school by one and two years. $500 million is the price tag it will cost Obama to buy his way into the White House; he has collected $8 (4-5 days ago,) above the alloted campaign financing amount agreed upon wherein he has now lied. McCain's hands are tied regarding public campaign financing and the Republicans now have to go outside to the Republican Majority Campaign to raise needed money. Please copy and paste:
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Sucker punches, at a rapid speed, are now occurring at every opportunity: i wake up to an ad today McCain cannot use an email. maybe he's got staffers and is busy on the campaign trail and is living life and is not a technological junky, moving on; during Lipstick-Gate, the same gaffu was made by Biden on the day he told the paraplegic senator to "stand up," however, if you watch Obama rub his forehead while he makes his lipstick comment, he is deciding whether to go down that road or not, and goes down that road indeed, after some thought. When Biden gets off the plane that same day, he makes the lipstick-pig comment receiving applause from the crowd directly behind him, where, of course, on mainstream media, it is not shown. Obama, now a comedian, appears on Letterman that same evening. "But, of course, they are overly sensitive (meaning Republicans about the pig remark.) They do not play fair and will stop at nothing even if buying into the White House is the only way to achieve victory. Powerful backers are behind Obama. Any time the Republicans reveal information we are called liars, i.e., the latest: teaching 5 yr. olds sex education in schools, approved by Obama with graphic depictions of genitalia, touching feels good (think about it: do you want your children taught this in school,) but when we call him on it, we've got it all wrong, "it is to protect them from predators." Why is it we hear repeatedly, "no, no, no, that's not what I said. This is what I said, if you had listened." We, the American people, not intelligent enough to understand what we are hearing, are the ones: "uneducated women would vote for Sarah Palin." She is only 2nd on the ticket as we all know but every other day, Obama has been attacking her. He was thrown off his game by not attacking McCain. The liberal media and Democrats are in meltdown mode that is why they now parade Sarandon, Damon; we haven't heard from the others, but we will, over Sarah Palin. Finally, I will say the words that others are too polite to say: Charlie Gibson was downright mean. It seems apparent McCain feels no need to send teams of investigators and lawyers to dig up dirt on Obama, as they felt necessary to do to Gov. Palin. The American people are way too smart to fall for these tactics and will make the right choice. Don't bother responding to this trolls, you are wasting your 'valuable' time.

Where's the Barbara who used to be so gracious and classy? She would not even look at Senator McClain. She is not the example of journalism that she used to be. I won't be watching The View again.

Barbar Walters,

I used to think pretty highly of you, however the way you practically attacked John McCain is disgraceful for a seasoned host like you. Questioning Senator McCain with so little respect is shameful, especially a man with as much service and duty to our country as he has given us. Shame on You! You put him on the spot in a very unkind and bully manner. I never thought of you as a bully but it appears that's what you have become, maybe it's the company you are keeping with Whoopi and Elizabeth. You were neither graceful or kind like you use to be. Of course we know Whoopi and Elizabeth are liberals and I would only expect that from them but coming from you was not appealing at all. I use to watch the View and talked about it with other friends of mine but no more. I don't think you'll be on the air very much longer. Your show has gone to pot. It's not even entertaining any more. A bunch of cut throat liberals! What a shame!

I am absolutely astounded at the comments being made regarding the "attack" of McCain on The View today. Republicans have lied about Obama time and time again and the American public falls for it the GOP is attempting to keep this campaign on silly non-issues and its working for them.

What happened to the issues? When the real issues are brought to the forefront the American public says that the GOP candidate is being "attacked"! WAKE UP!!! People have been drilling Obama for the past 2 yrs ,what's wrong with asking McCain why he lies to the public or what his position is on different issues?

It is disheartening that this campaign has been reduced to a high school shouting match rather than a political campaign. I would think that the public would like to know more about both candidates and ask them the tough questions that were presented today on the view. Are we that shallow? Don't we want better for our posterity?

By the way, the candidates are not children. What kinds of obstacles do you think they will come up against while being the leader of the free world? Other nations are not going to coddle our leaders and neither should we. No one is attacking McCain, they are simply asking legitimate questions. This election season has become a joke. I am disappointed in the candidates and the American public as a whole

First of all this is not the first time these women on the view has been disrespectful to the McCains,they walked out with Michelle Obama arm &arm when Mrs McCain appeared they were sitting both time Elizbeth was not there so they treated Mrs Mcain with disrespect then too!!!And lets get real Ms Walters see;s herself being the first journalist to be in the white house IF and that is a BIG IF Obamaare'nt they gets elected and as far as Whoopie and Sherrie go they dont have a clue they see a black man and that is it for them making history not about what he can do for the country but what he cab do for the BLACKS, I would like to know where his grandparents are White also his sister has been out if the loop is Michele not wanting her ther supportung her husband/brother and what about the comment this is the first time this women felt proud to be an AMERICAN and Obama not putting his hand on his heaet for the longest time when the pledge of alligence was said I saw even saw Hillary with her hand over her heart I do it also so what is with these women anyway you know who they are voting for that is soooo obivious,This not the firdt time with there rudeness and as far as i am concern as long as joy is on the show and walters they will continue to be extemely rude.Joy grow up you dont know it all an d quit saying your Italians then use Jewish slang!!!@!!!

I no longer watch your show because of all the one sided politics. But,I did see parts of it on the news. Again I am writing to say how appalled I am by your hosts and Barbara Walters. How dare any of them attack a Presidential Candidate the caliber of McCain. Cindy McCain is so lovely and such a humanitarian . It was insulting to ask them about how many houses they own. Bravo, Cindy for telling them it is not an issue in this campaign. Bring back Star. I would much rather hear her stories then anything from these bitter broads. Elisabeth is the only one of any quality.I feel bad for her and wish she would chose to leave the show on to far better pastures.

The only one that should be cut from the is everyone but Elizabeth.mI ahve never seen such viscious women. No wonder this country is in such a state with the idiots we have on tv. Barbra does not deserve to be on tv. She wants to kick off because Hasselb ackmakes more sense then the other three. I guess you just want to get invited to the Wite House just so you can get into bed with Obhama to continue the Clinton method of governing

The View racist? Give me a break. Fox News the most racist broadcast posing as a normal news program have attacked, smeared and lied on Senator Obama and the majority of you here did not care because he is African-American. Every major news outlets be it TV, radio, newspapers-liberal and some conservative alike have accused the McCain campaign of telling lies in his ads about Senator Obama. I am voting for McCain, but I have to admit that I am a bit shocked at the lies myself.

Cinday McCain should be applauded for her reasonable and appropriate demeanor in reply to Barbara Walters' questions...How many house they have has absolutely no bearing at all on the election or its outcome. Barbara Walters should be replaced with someone more in tune with the times, in other words she is TOO old .... And Whoopee Golddberg should just be replaced.... and made to take a history course especially pertaining to the constitution, supreme court, "church and state" issues, and slavery. It is obvious she is so far removed from factual information on these matters that her comments are misleading as well as uninformed. Invoking the name of God at times of requesting blessings is hardly what "church and state " is all about... and supreme court justices should be appointed oh their requirements of interptertation of the constitution as that branch was designed to uphold i e vs. "making social policies" which has been the issue at hand for many years now.. Our deficiencies in education nationwide are so pitifully obvious in the debates and discussion of this election it is frightening.. we actually have a person (Obama)running for president who was educated at a high levelinstitution and I suppose he thinks we have 57 states among many many other misinformation statements he is incompetent.... may present a good speech however you can actually say that about a kindergarten graduation class student and be equally correct....but bottom line he just does not have the "knowledge" must less "skill" to be president. Maybe after he gets an education and has some kind of experience in anything pertinent, then maybe he would be a good candidate. As far as his policies, I cannot judge those because he has not presented any "doable" objectives to be considered. The only thing specific he says is that he plans to not raise taxes on wage earners who earn less that $250,000 and that is about 1% of folks, sooo Ihave no idea where he gets his info maybe from the same sources who send him the big bucks to finance the campaign....I believe those folks are NAMELESS ...... sooooo the VIEW and how many houses the McCains have is the understatement, and those women should be fired for their actions or implications to the Mc Cains that imply anything but forthright are inappropriate. I guess ELizabeth is the only outspoken one who seems to know the facts and I am certain she could do better for herself. I have not watched THE VIEW in many weeks and today sort of got trapped and had to, but given an option THE VIEW will NOT be on my list of things to watch........

What are all the whiners talking about I watched the Ladies as I always do and I thought all questions were right on the money.I love Whoopie,Barbra,Joy and Sherry don't so much like the little blond but that is what makes the show different personality's.Please don't change the republicans can dish but can't take it .That is always the way of BULLIES and the RNC IS a bully

Kudos to the View for asking McCain the tough questions that he has not had to answer. McCain has declined to be on The Larry King show because he is aware of his inability to answer the tough questions. It is ridiculous that he gets away with not answering the tough questions that matter for this election. He is against women's rights and when asked about the economy, he can only answer that the economy is fundamentally sound. What the heck kind of answer is that? The economy is in shambles, unemployment is skyrocketing and if you listen to McCain and Palin they sound like they will have us at war again. Here's a hint for the Republican party stop the crap and lay out your plans of how you are different from the current team in the white house. OH WAIT! THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. Lets just sum all this up very easily. The ticket you vote for should be based on these facts. If your job is secure, you have plenty of money to send your kids to college, the gas prices aren't hurting your pocket, food prices are just fine to you and you are just in economic bliss then you should vote for McCain/Palin. If your job is not a definite, you don't know how you can ever save for college for your children or retirement, gas prices and higher food prices have got you at wits end. YOU MOST DEFINITELY NEED TO VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN. WHO'S WITH ME ON ELECTION DAY?

Are you people kidding me??!!! Seriously! What planet do you people live on? Apparently the same idiot planet Elizabeth Hasselbeck resides on most of time. She is the most ANNOYING, STUPID, RACIST on televison with Sarah Palin in a distant second. She only has a job on The View because you can't find another Repulican so willing to make a fool of themselves on national television spouting her stupidity and repulican rhetoric with such conviction on a daily basis. Yes I did say racist! As for John McCain he has some nerve saying Barack shouldn't have made the "pig in lipstick" reference when he himself used it when Hillary Clinton was still campainging. In fact I believe that he has used that saying during this campaign on 3 separate occassions. So why is it not okay for Obamama to say it? So typical of an old, out of touch, White Male the "Do as I say not as I do" stance. McCain is a grown man and if he can't defend himself when on the couch with 5 diverse women then he doesn't need to be in the White House. As for Michelle being at home taking care of her daughters and missing the ceremony in NY. Maybe if Sarah Palin spent more time at home taking care of her family she wouldn't have a daughter that's knocked up. Michelle is not the one running for office. If Bristol Palin is off limits to the press and their "negative slant" then so is Michelle and the Obama children! You people talk so bad about the Obama's but you don't see Michelle or Barack out there calling Palin a Hillbilly (which she is) and McCain an old fart (which he is) but you can call Whoopi Goldberg a slave! I don't think so!

McCain needs more uncomfortable moments. He is a putz. He is constantly lying so the gloves can come off. He is a public figure so he has to answer questions as should his VP candidate who is up for ethics charges. Your fair haired little beauty queen may be too busy to campaign soon.

Those of you who are so fired up about this interview are so funny....boycotting the show and its sponsors? Really?? I can't believe an old woman asking McCain questions got to you...what will you all do when he has to talk to leaders like Putin?? Will you boycott his sponsors too? Come on now, grow up. If you can't take the heat...get out of the kitchen

Hooray for the View. It is about time that someone ask question concerning issues that concern us American Citizens. Questions have to be asked of any candidate. If the questions bruises you GET OUT. We honor all Veterans and are proud to see women exceed. Enough of your service to the country and enough of the parades of Palin who is a bad choice for vp when there are much better qualified women in their party who are exceedingly more qualified. Please. We need to get to the issues. What "exactly" and "how" was the questions the women of The View were trying to ask from John McCain and as usual since he "changed" his campaign, he demonstrated to me why I will not vote for him. There was no substance in his answers. I dont want to hear we need a change without specifics, specifics, specifics. Bravo for The View Women. Bravo. Much Respect.

The VIEW is a DISGRACE to AMERICAN WOMEN!!! This show has cornered the market on women that MATT DAMON condemns...THESE WOMEN MAKE SMART WOMEN LOOK BAD..I can see why Matt Damon is worried if he watches programs like the view that use T.V. ads as a LINE FOR QUESTIONING!! Well coming from Matt Damon a guy who ONLY MAKES MOVIES ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT..HE has the NERVE TO QUESTION A UNITED STATES GOVERNOR on qualifications!!! ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE WHY I AM A DEMOCRATIC THAT WILL I REPEAT WILL VOTE FOR JOHN McCain!! Thanks Democratics for finally opening my eyes to JOHN McCAIN!!!

The VIEW is a DISGRACE to AMERICAN WOMEN!!! This show has cornered the market on women that MATT DAMON condemns...THESE WOMEN MAKE SMART WOMEN LOOK BAD..I can see why Matt Damon is worried if he watches programs like the view that use T.V. ads as a LINE FOR QUESTIONING!! Well coming from Matt Damon a guy who ONLY MAKES MOVIES ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT..HE has the NERVE TO QUESTION A UNITED STATES GOVERNOR on qualifications!!! ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE WHY I AM A DEMOCRATIC THAT WILL I REPEAT WILL VOTE FOR JOHN McCain!! Thanks Democratics for finally opening my eyes to JOHN McCAIN!!!

Hi to everyone

I have to say how much angry there is here. I live in Illinois and I'm not voting this year, so I have no dog in the fight. But let me tell you a few things we here in Illinois know. Mrs. Obama got a 300% raise and promotion at the University of Chicago Hospital when her husband became Senator from Illinois. David Axelrod was hired by the hospital for a program developed by Mrs. Obama to run a business for the Hospital that takes patients with no health insurance to other hospitals and locations in Chicago, way to go to help the poor! Of course he left that position when he started to manage the Obama Presidential campaign. We have the highest gas prices in the country, some of the highest crime rates, highest sales tax and Mr. Obama was gonna work hard and not run for President, he was gonna work hard for Illinois, never happened.

How many houses does Oprah have, how much money did she dump into Obama's campaign.

I am not giving John McCain a pass, but wake up people, they are all saying what you want to hear.

In the mean time, folks are sick, poor, dying in the streets in gang wars in Chicago and Illinois...I work in the city and have worked in under served communities, where was the Democratic Congress that I voted for what have they done.

But Please stop the name calling and fighting that's the shame a divided country, yesterday was 9/11 we should not hate each other, we are all Americans.

Like him or not John McCain gave alot more than me or alot of others for his country, he should be shown respect.

Please respect each other.

Peace

I just wanted to comment how Barbara Walters lost all my respect for her the way she attacked joh McCain in her questioning on how exactly John McCain and Sara Palin were going to reform Washington....she literally lost all my respect for her...would you Barbara Walters ask Senator Obama just how he is going to bring about CHANGE..what CHANGES? I have watched you 4 wolves on that show and you treat Obama like he is a little boy, your son...treat him with kid gloves. Please also let Joy know how much I disrepect this woman..well Whoopie too...you are liberal to the end..believe in murdering unborn babies, live immorally in sin unmarried and we should listen to you so immoral...Thank God for people like John McCain and Sara Palin and especially thank God for George Bush...you know yesterday when you Barbara paid respect to President Bush how he kept us safe for 7 years was wonderful...but then when you came back the imorally corrupt Joy had to ruin it all she said let the Republicans win let them clean up their old mess President Bush kept us safe for 7 years but that is all he has done...excuse me that is all he has done...isn't that enough....I really think it is time for all of you menopausal woman to go...I love Sherrie and love Elisabeth but the rest of you are immoral and have the morals of a dog...sleep with whomever, abort babies, and don't believe in a God....why do I watch your show...why...I think it is time for you all to go...like Rosie O'donnell did.

Sincerely and with much Conviction
Margaret Kleven
Minnetonka, MN

I just wanted to comment how Barbara Walters lost all my respect for her the way she attacked joh McCain in her questioning on how exactly John McCain and Sara Palin were going to reform Washington....she literally lost all my respect for her...would you Barbara Walters ask Senator Obama just how he is going to bring about CHANGE..what CHANGES? I have watched you 4 wolves on that show and you treat Obama like he is a little boy, your son...treat him with kid gloves. Please also let Joy know how much I disrepect this woman..well Whoopie too...you are liberal to the end..believe in murdering unborn babies, live immorally in sin unmarried and we should listen to you so immoral...Thank God for people like John McCain and Sara Palin and especially thank God for George Bush...you know yesterday when you Barbara paid respect to President Bush how he kept us safe for 7 years was wonderful...but then when you came back the imorally corrupt Joy had to ruin it all she said let the Republicans win let them clean up their old mess President Bush kept us safe for 7 years but that is all he has done...excuse me that is all he has done...isn't that enough....I really think it is time for all of you menopausal woman to go...I love Sherrie and love Elisabeth but the rest of you are immoral and have the morals of a dog...sleep with whomever, abort babies, and don't believe in a God....why do I watch your show...why...I think it is time for you all to go...like Rosie O'donnell did.

Sincerely and with much Conviction
Margaret Kleven
Minnetonka, MN

I just wanted to comment how Barbara Walters lost all my respect for her the way she attacked joh McCain in her questioning on how exactly John McCain and Sara Palin were going to reform Washington....she literally lost all my respect for her...would you Barbara Walters ask Senator Obama just how he is going to bring about CHANGE..what CHANGES? I have watched you 4 wolves on that show and you treat Obama like he is a little boy, your son...treat him with kid gloves. Please also let Joy know how much I disrepect this woman..well Whoopie too...you are liberal to the end..believe in murdering unborn babies, live immorally in sin unmarried and we should listen to you so immoral...Thank God for people like John McCain and Sara Palin and especially thank God for George Bush...you know yesterday when you Barbara paid respect to President Bush how he kept us safe for 7 years was wonderful...but then when you came back the imorally corrupt Joy had to ruin it all she said let the Republicans win let them clean up their old mess President Bush kept us safe for 7 years but that is all he has done...excuse me that is all he has done...isn't that enough....I really think it is time for all of you menopausal woman to go...I love Sherrie and love Elisabeth but the rest of you are immoral and have the morals of a dog...sleep with whomever, abort babies, and don't believe in a God....why do I watch your show...why...I think it is time for you all to go...like Rosie O'donnell did.

Sincerely and with much Conviction
Margaret Kleven
Minnetonka, MN

These "women" are rude to have a guest on a show and not let him finish his questions. It is precisely this sort of behavior by the MSM that is going to cause McCain / Palin to win in Nov. This show is so stupid and trashy and is an insult to everyone. The McCains handled themselves with class despite the poor treatment. McCain is obviously the best candidate.

Wake up Dems. Barbara Walters is no better than Barack Osama Obahma. Mccain's campaign does not have to spread lies. All he has to do is print what Barack says. The ladies on the View are probably getting paid by the Democratic party. I think we should all boycott the View until the station takes them off the air.

To Amanda who pointed out nothing but main stream media lies by saying the education system is getting worse. Let me tell you. Barack is not going to make it any better. The problem with the public school system is the tree hugging democratic school teachers they hire. The schools say they need more money but the fact of the matter is they don't use the money they already have correctly. Money won't help make the bad teachers better. The next lie Amanda tells is that the economy is the worst it has ever been. I can tell by the way she says this she is fairly young. The economy has been 100 times worse in the past than it is right now. The dollar is stronger than it has been in 2 years. Depending upon what media outlet you listen too, they will tell you that we have higher un-employment however, the amount of people filing for un-employment benefits have dropped over 8% last quarter. Last Amanda you un-educated moron. You want to start keeping jobs here in the USA. Start telling your moron democratic ran house and senate to stop raising taxes on the companies. If they can keep some of their money maybe they would be able to keep more jobs here in the US.

Get a clue. Stop giving your money away. You earned it. Every time Barack says he has a way to give more money to the poor and to the middle class and to the seniors or social security. The money has to come from some where and that some where is out of our pockets. Because to get that money he has to raise taxes. Even if he raises taxes for businesses. You better not be purchasing anything for the next four years. Because when he raises taxes on the businesses they are going to raise their prices for the things we buy from them.

It's funny how I am seeing comments on how much Barbara makes, who cares, she is not running for president. Second about interupting their answers, ajority of the time McCain would answer and go on a scripted tanget that he is use to saying. The "Hard" questions that Barbara is asking are those that have been making headlines over the last few weeks. Like any other person I would like to get it straight from McCain. Lastly there are those who "hate" the shows, call it a disgrace. Do not watch it, and if it was a waste McCain would have not been on the program. As a result, cleary it indicates people do watch the show since McCain has gone on many times.

I was shocked beyond words when Whoopie sided with Osama Obama vs McClain...what a shock..America will make history as the first woman VP takes the oath. GENDER OVER RACE in 2008..Historical and hysterical. We need a president not a valedictorian.

I don't watch The View anymore, but happened to see a few snippets from today online. Case in point:

* Whoopie asking if she should be concerned that she will be a slave again? (Is she reincarnated??)

* Joi laughing and winking to Whoopie behind McCain's back as he was answering a question.

* Barbara saying she was sorry she asked a question about Palin when he didn't answer it on her timetable.

The lack of respect and biased media displayed by the four muskateers is embarrassing. I'm an independent, but I can tell you that I am taking a much more serious look at M/P because of the actions of libs like these gals and Gibson.

I think it is a sad state of affairs. Hopefully, their show will go the way of Oprah (lost 25% of viewers 25-52 in the past 3 years) and total viewership down 16% in the same time period. I can only hope the same - or worse - affects these nasty, nasty women on the view.

"The View is disgraceful and Elizabeth needs to leave the racist elitist Marxist superiority ridden joke of a show. John McCain has more class and record in just one of his broken bones that all of them put together. Goldberg is already a slave...to Obama, the empty suit racist Rev Wright and Bill Ayers protege.Barbara Walters is no longer a journalist but a pathetic excuse in the mirror image of the equally smug and incompetent Andrea Mitchell. I plan to contact all of their sponsors and look forward to NORMAL AMERICA putting The View on the page of history where it belongs. The history of trash and the period of time where journalism and fairness died in America. You all disgust me, media trash."

AHMEN!!!!!!!! "THE VIEW" is nothing more than LIBERAL DEMOCRAT BITCHES that do not have a clue and cannot buy a vowel!!!!!!!!!!!
GO McCain and Palin.......what is RIGHT for AMERICA!

Here's a new show for you, ABC. Desperate Talk Show Hosts and the Desperate Housewives who Love to Watch Them. I would be willing to bet that most wouldnt know a true political issue if it bit them on their surgically corrected noses. McCain is not against women's rights. He's standing up for the rights of unborn children. They have as much of a right to life as you do. More actually. They still have the potential of making a difference in the world. Cindy McCain has more class that all of you plus Michelle "I've never been proud of my country until now" Obama put together. She would maintain the same grace and class that Laura Bush has brought to the White House. Most importantly, McCain will continue to keep all of America safe from our biggest, terrorism. How soon we all forget the events of 9/11 or the multitude of foiled attacks which have been attempted since. God, yes, I did say God, help us all if people dont wake up and vote McCain/Palin in November!!

Whatever happened to letting someone answer a question? Or treating people with respect? I didn't have time to hear the mans answers to come to my own conclusion. John McCain has given his entire life to our country, those old biddies who acted out with talking over his answers, and asking several questions in a row should be ashamed!! Then how they treated Cindy was appalling, and unbelievable behavior, and disrepect from adults on a talk show.

I think the women on the view need to applogize to the McCains, and ALL Americans

I think the liberal dems are just so surprised about the great ticket = McCain + Palin that the republicans came up with that they are stooping to new lows. Palin seems to be a political star and her whole party is backing her up!! I would have voted for Hillary, but the dems wouldn't even stand up for their own she she needed them too. News stations made whole topics about what she wore - It's too bad that the dems hung her out to dry - they missed their chance! Sexism may come to a halt, the people are going to let them continue Palin bashing! I am one of those voters that haven't made up my mind yet....but very close to it. I like a group that stands up for what they believe in, and for their party....makes me feel like since I am an American the Rep party will stand up for me - and they are proud to be Americans ALL the time - not just when Obama speaks!

Oh yeah, I will not watch the view again, what a stinking show it turned out to be. I enjoyed it when you had topics like celiac disease and shows where you could learn something other than a bias group of old biddies fighting to get their own way. I used to have a high respect for Barbara Walters...she showed a side of her that that shocked me - bias opinions, like a child stomping when she didn't get her own way - where did her intelligence go??? But then it wasn't all Barbara, Wooppie and Joy showed their stupidity, rudeness as well....huh, huh, huh seemed to be looming after every question they bolted out.


Again, I think the women on the view need to applogize to the McCains, and ALL Americans!!

I don't know why so many people are so shocked by the cats hissing and attacking Mccain.I have watched them fairly regularly just to see them making fools of themselves to touch Michelle and Obama.They daily show their values and they aren't main stream.Most offensive is Barbara talking about past lovers at her age.
Frankly they are afraid of the light that shines through Palin.That light reveals their amorality and "if it feels good do it"attatude. They only trust and support people who they know are just as tolerant of the seedier side of life a they are.
I hope enough people email ABC to help them join Matthews and oberman.

Although Barbara Walters is the supposedly the main leader on "The View", seems she has lost her ability to "Interview". How unprofessionally she treated John McCain! She has lost her character and her morals. Usually the one who attacks someone has their own trash to hide and we know Barbara does. She proudly displayed it to America in her own book. Talk about dumb.

I was so disappointed in Barbara Walters behavior today on the view. She is over, she has lost all her professional class. Regardless of your politics you should treat your guests with respect. John and Cindy McCain deserve better and so do we the public. I would be just as upset if Barrack and Michelle were treated with such rudeness. Barbara is a bitter woman. Time to get off the air. We have all seen enough.

Barbara Walters has for decades coasted and coasted in the media and somehow kept her various jobs in television -- go figure, it certainly doesn't take Einstein to see why. She has no real depth, no true understanding of anything but soulless riches and a phony facade. She is calculating, sneaky and extremely crude and tacky in her demeanor. Today, sat slumped on the couch like the silly, godless human being she is, it was like watching a ragamuffin in the company of royalty. It's time to hang up your face-lifted (thrice over) shoes and hand this show over to women who have a semblance of a brain, who ask questions based on research and ones understanding of who she is interviewing. She had the audacity to ask Senator McCain about his chance to leave the POW camp. "A friend told me" was her opening remark - how utterly pathetic, does she think all of us are that stupid? This little schit might have worked with Hugh Downs et al but it's 2008 get real! In the little time she has left on this great planet can't she try and develop some sort of substance, some interior that goes beyond this facile ghost we see on the tv screen. I have a newsflash for her - you won't find it amongst the riches, fame and empty, hollow "friends" you hang out with.
Bring back Rosie and Star - at least they had depth and passion, they are real human beings. It's like watching Stepford's View w/ Barbara Walters...Time for this show to take a hike!
Barbara is 77 for heaven's sake, what on earth is she doing on this show? Doesn't she have any grandchildren she can fawn over like she did over Michelle and Barak?

I don't understand why many believe that all republicans are wealthy. My husband and I both work and we are raising two daughters. We are definitely middle class income earners. I am a republican because I have witnessed people who have lived on welfare their entire lives. All they are interested in is watching us go off to work so that the democrats can tax our wages to give to them. I watched today's episode on you tube and the thing that disturbed me the most was to see Walters show the video of McCain's release from being a POW only to set up her ridiculous, viscious question about his release. Very sly!

Yeah, that was really offensive. How dare Barbara Walters ask John McCain on the preparedness of Sarh Palin as a VP choice? How dare Joy call him out on the lies that he's distributed through his VP ads? Yeah, that whole interview just made me sick.

I, too, watched the VIEW today,as I try to days. I can watch now because I am now retired. I feel the pain of all the working, as I spent the last 5 years I worked,worrying about, "Will I get to retire,or will Ibe sacked before I can get my pension and medical coverage?after 35 years of service to the same company.

Employment, gas prices, food, utility cost, medical expenses, education...and it goes on!

The problems we face as a nation are staggering. I was dissappointed today watching the VIEW, specially the way Barbara Walters interviewed Senator John McCain. She was disrepectful, in not waiting for him to finish his response. I appreciate his handling of it,by asking her to let him finish.

Of late, the women of the View have lost their sense of humor, and have too much personal emotion invested in the election. Strong feelings are wonderful and have a place, but in public and specially on television, respect and self-control are essential.

The behavior displayed today on the View was a reflection more of the women of the View, and not of the Senator and Mrs. McCain.

I have also noted during the summer vacation, with rerun of previously taped shows, Mrs. Obama's guest visit was played at least four times compared Mrs. McCain's guest visit replayed just once. I could not help to think that this was not an oversight, but bias, based on the opinions and an effort to influence the public to vote for Obama.

I believe each candidate wants the best for our country, and the real question is which would be the best leader, since neither candidate can single handedly change a single thing!!!

MAC

I only occasionally watch the show and didn't watch today .... glad I didn't!! But I did see some of the clips and I was so disgusted. Barbara, I thought you had more class than that!! You wouldn't look John McCain in the eye, your eyes kept roving from directly ahead to the right. You were rude by not letting him answer your questions. Was delighted to see Cindy McCain subtly put your intrusive question about how many "houses they own" to rest. She is a lovely lady with a lot of class. And besides, the house thing is old news by now.

And Joy, I am disgusted with you too. I have always enjoyed you and the others when Robert Downey Jr makes an appearance ... you enjoy him too. I can tell by the way you rub his leg with your foot ! :-P My my ... wonder what he would have thought of the performance of you all today??????

I won't be watching The View anymore ... besides, I can't stand listening to you all shouting at the same time .... can't hear anything you say anyway.

I wish that I could say that I am surprised by some of the vitriolic responses that I have seen posted on this forum, but sadly this is what politics has come to. I find it rather interesting that individuals posting who are so offended by the perfectly legitimate line of questioning presented by the women on The View are throwing down the gauntlet by using word like "attack" and "disrespect". These responses and accusations are juvenile, transparent, and have become endemic to the conservative argument.

I for one thought McCain handled himself well during the interview, and would hope that someone who is breaths away from becoming the potential leader of the free word could handle a little hardball. Instead, what I see and will likely continue to see from my fellow countrymen across the political aisle from myself is blusterous mock outrage.

In order to understand where a person is on the issues, tough questions need to and should be asked. Unfortunately, with the country going by way of the Limbaugh's and Hannity's, many have become accustomed to the coddling of their chosen candidates. I certainly can't wait to see your apoplectic responses when these very questions are asked again during the debates. Like it or not, the questions posed by these women that you are viciously castigating were legitimate, and pressing him for an actual response is what journalism is supposed to be about.

Too often our politicians on both sides of the political spectrum are allowed to speak "around" the hard hitting questions, and are not called out for this tactic or pressed to speak straight. Yes; McCain was a war hero and POW 40 years ago. But that is only part of who he is, and I hope that is not ALL that he brings to his ticket. I would hope that everyone felt the same way. These alone are not qualifications to be the leader of the free world. I want to know whgere he REALLY stands on the issues, and I find it regrettable that many of you on here don't. I also stand amazed that he has been driving atround in a bus with "Straight Talk" emblazened on the side, yet when he is pushed to do just that, all hell breaks loose. Is it that you just don't WANT to know what could potentially be in store for the next four yeards in this nation?

I also find it grossly hypocritical some of the language that has been employed to describe the women of The View. It's cheap, deplorable, and only goes to prove that rather than being able to speak to the issues, conservatives want to continue to make this politics of personality. I find it hypocritical because for the past two weeks, I have witnessed a barrage of ridiculous accusations being flung against anyone who has so much as looked at Sarah Palin the wrong way. Yet your venomous attacks on the women who asked the hard questions (yes, even Hasselbeck did) exposes the double standard that you prefer to keep thriving in politics. I admit, I am not a fan of Palin's, but I think that by protecting her, distorting the issues, and bloviating at every imagined infraction has only served to weaken the argument that she can in fact handle this job. And now I may never know if my opinion of her is wrong, because apparently we are not supposed to ask questions that actually matter.

Barbara Walters

I once so admired you! You were disgraceful today!! You should watch yourself on a retake. you have lost all credibility. You made Rosie O'Donnell look good. I will never, ever watch anything you do or say again. We don't care what you think we rely upon you to bring out what people are about not to be rude, interrupt and act like trash. If you think Hillary, nothing more than a criminal who had return furniture to the White House when they left office, not to mention a pathological liar, is a model for MOST of us women then you need to take stock of yourself. You are out of touch.You, her and your show cronies are a disgrace to women and all that keeps us under the ceiling. You should be ashamed of yourself-I am ashamed for you. I never, ever expected this of you.
And Jane Fonda???!!! You ought to burn in hell!

Barba Loser Loser

Barbara Walters

I once so admired you! You were disgraceful today!! You should watch yourself on a retake. you have lost all credibility. You made Rosie O'Donnell look good. I will never, ever watch anything you do or say again. We don't care what you think we rely upon you to bring out what people are about not to be rude, interrupt and act like trash. If you think Hillary, nothing more than a criminal who had return furniture to the White House when they left office, not to mention a pathological liar, is a model for MOST of us women then you need to take stock of yourself. You are out of touch.You, her and your show cronies are a disgrace to women and all that keeps us under the ceiling. You should be ashamed of yourself-I am ashamed for you. I never, ever expected this of you.
And Jane Fonda???!!! With all of the beautiful, generous, hard working special women in this world you choose, or even take part in this display with Her!!! Unbelievable. I hope your show is never VIEWED again.

Barbara Walters, asking about abortion, said Cindy McCain does allow for exceptions for rape and incest--making her at odds with McCain vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Is there a transcript or a video available? This isn't very clear.

Iirc, Palin has said she will not try to change any abortion laws. What she and her church recommend is their own business. What matters is that Palin does not force her standards on other people. She seems to understand separation of church and state -- otherwise she could hardly have a 80-90% approval rating in her whole state.

Come ON people..We all know Barbara is a b*&!h, but it was refreshing to hear someone ask McCain some hard questions that many of us are asking ourselves.

I was a McCain supporter until he has suddenly adopted the same principles that George Bush used to destroy him in 2000 South Carolina primary. Its a disgrace in a time of such critical need that we are arguing about a throw away statement that people have used many times before. If we stop arguing about all the B.S. about how Barack is 'patriotic', is a 'socialist', is 'dangerous', and stick to the real issues this could be a respectable debate.

The republicans destroyed another war veteran in 2004 (John Kerry), but now say that a veteran is untouchable. Get real people!

It is clear after watching your performance on Friday morning,that not only men can be sexist.

Walters or any of the others have a right to ask questions about the issues, what was apalling was the rude manner she proposed questions. Firing one after another with no inbetween break, and not allowing him to answer, was not only shocking, it was an absolute set up.

This will back fire, just ask US mag how well that worked for them.

I hope Palin stays away from those witches.

I am an indendent voter who now leans towards McCain

I am an Independant and I saw the View this morning and I thought the ladies (especially Barbara Walters) did a great job! We are in (as my grandmother would say) "terrible times", and we really dont have the time to vote again on whether or not we want to have a beer with our President. I am voting for this country and I am voting for Obama. As an American who really cares about my country, I cant vote in good concious for McCain and the Republicans.

You know, Republicans are not even looking at the issues, what about the economy and healthcare. Some of you who are supporting McCain really need to look at yourselves in the mirror and ask why are you voting for him. Okay, he is a war hero, so was John Kerry. Somehow, some of you believe that you will be okay, that this recession does not effect you, that healthcare is not your problem and if you have children, most of the McCain supporters must not care about education. I say all of this because McCain and the Republicans have not articulated a message on any issue. So why arent you voting for Obama, is it because of personalities or because he is black; go ahead vote on personality and end up another 8 years of George Bush. You have to realize like I did today after watching 20/20 the Palin interview, that McCain is not the person he used to be.

I have faith that some of you will really start to care about this country and stop the GOP propoganda and vote on the issues. Listen, read and study the issues. I realized that the Republicans dont care about regular people, they care about winning and thats it. Winning at all costs, look at what Karl Rove and George Bush did to John McCain and John Kerry. Bush mocked McCain's service and accused him of fathering a black baby. Bush also made Kerry look like a punk for going to Vietnam. So dont believe the hype and please, I implore you, dont fall for it again.

This was a disgusting display and I feel just like Matthews and Olberman got fired from anchoring the election....The View, should be pulled off the air. This is what happens when you get some ghetto minded blacks hosting a show and two old white woman involved. This show is very unbalanced and poor Elisabeth is forever being ambushed by these loons. Whoopi needs to put on a bra and get rid of the stupid childish hairdo and cut her nonsense.I could not even believe she asked McCain is he going to make her a slave again! SHe didnt ask Obama if he was going to be her pimp!

I was appalled to see Senator McCain treated with disrespect on "The View". When Senator Obama was on the program they were all very courteous and falling all over themselves. Even, Elizabeth who is not like the other liberal divas was very welcoming to Obama and respectful of him. I saw a news clip of Whoopy rolling her eyes upwards when Barbara was asking McCain questions regarding Palin and earmarks. Joy was also speaking behind his back and out of turn as he is turned and anwering Barbara's question. Joy was so rude. The only person with kindness and dignity is Elizabeth. This show has lost my interest.

So McCain was uncomfortable with Barbara's questions?! Come on, he just cannot tell the truth and was not liking the "tough" questions. Hello, he is running for president. He should be ready for tough questions no matter who is asking them. His wife Cindy, what a fake. Now I see why Elizabeth loves her SO much. I loved how Joy and Barbara hung in there for answers. It was great!!!

Barbara Walters is incredibly unprofessional and when she goes on the offensive she comes off as argumentative and shrill. Barbara...let your guest answer the question without constant haranguing and interruptions. Barbara...you need to ask hard questions without attacking. For the record, I am a Hillary supporter so there is no partisan rancor in my note...just disgust at the tone of the interview...or should I say attack. I was so distracted by Barbara's shrill voice/attack that I could not concentrate on the content of the conversation. Get rid of Barbara...she is like fingernails on a blackboard.

The View is so biased I quit watching. The guilt these women feel (Barbara, Whoopi and the ever braying Joy) for making so much money at their, ahem, jobs reflect in their zealous liberalism. Before I quit The Zoo and its sponsors, Barbara continuously hawked her book, which I found too boring, (I wish I could get a refund)and cracked on her staunch act of not revealing her liberal politics. She even started shushing Elizabeth but rarely or never Joy Behar. Not fair Babs.
If you e-mail the show, you get zero response-not even an automated reply of receipt.
They are playing to the media to try to get ratings higher, but the sponsers should notice the way the wind is blowing. Barb-you're almost 80 yrs old and Joy is 65. Can you say retirement?

I was absolutely horrified in Barbara Walters actions when John McCain was on the show. My GOD, she acted like a PMS'ing Druggie. She is a total fake in her actions, a self verified whore without the pay and a total disappointment. Maybe it is time for this old bitch to leave the media.

I don't think the show should be pulled. But I think they should have the guts to put Ann Coulter on to balance Joy and Whoopi.

Anyway, you can ask hard questions in a firm but RESPECTFUL way. They didn't. It stands out that the Obama's were treated so well and given puffball questions. I think McC was surprised, but if he can do 5+ years as a POW, he can breeze thru 15 minutes of harpies. He took it like a man who will make a great President.

And he will be a great President thanks to nutty liberal attacks like this. Keep it coming! Send Sarah next!

Listen , quit crying. Why did McCain agree to go on the show? If he care what we thought of him , you would of thought he could of pick a more experience person to run with him, instead of making a joke out of women by picking someone who was mayor of a small town and Gov. a state that has less people in it then the city I grew up in and oh yes lets not forget that she is a hockey mom (as she keeps boasting). I might of thought of voting for McCain at one time but No way would I even consider it now. Not because of "The View", no I decided "No way, No How, No McCain", the day he made a joke out of this election by his poor judgement of who he wanted for Vice President, he's not thinking straight evidently to run this country and "Sarah", sure couldnt run it.

Bravo! Women of The View

You know every since McCain messed up and pick Sarah to run with him, this whole election has become a joke. What I want to know is McCain hiring people to right all these comments to insult these women or is people losing thier common sense. Come on open your eye's up and use your brain, nobody could hurt McCain or insult him as much as he did hisself when he chose "Sarah P.", the world know Hockey mom to run with him. Now that was a insult to all of us. What a joke

Good for the View today..Of course the darling Elizabeth would be so sweet and nice. The Republican candiate and his wife were on the show. Some of you should review the archived shows. The little Miss is not so sweet. I agree with all who said Barbara gave John McCain some tough questions..He need to be accountable for his actions and what he stands for.

I saw this show... unfortunately. I think I am getting to the point that I can't watch t.v. anymore or read the internet, because everything about Palin and McCain is so utterly biased and arrogant and rude. And the way they are so ignorantly ga-ga over Obama literally makes me feel sick to my stomach... it's like they worship him.

Barbara Walters literally rolled her eyes a few times (once when McCain answered her question about Hillary Clinton). Why did they even want to interview him?! And why do they want to interview Palin?! They already have their minds made up... Obama is their god and Palin is the spawn of Satan. I mean, what on earth is the purpose of the media interviewing McCain and Obama? You know they don't want their viewers to like them, or agree with them, or, heaven forbid, vote for them.

I rarely ever watch this show anyways. A bunch of bickering, arrogant, egotistical women talking over each other really doesn't much appeal to me.

But I was impressed with McCain's humor, and the way he handled their obvious bias. And I am very impressed with Cindy's philanthropism and her graciousness. She would be a great first lady.

Thankfully, Hollywood does not vote for me, and I do not care how many times they roll their eyes at McCain or call Palin "white trash" or kiss the ground Obama walks on, I have been very turned off from the Democrats since Palin was introduced and my eyes have been opened in alot of ways.

Why are so many people horrified by Barbara? So What!!! Look it is an ELECTION year and it will go both ways. You want to be horrified...watch Fox News? Has anyone watched Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity? How come you don't talk about what THEY do or say? How about Ann Coulter? Barbara is a sheep compared to these people!!! Get over it and focus on the issues. All of this is just a DISTRACTION so that Americans will be clouded and swayed by emotion. I don't care that McCain cheated on his wife; or that Cindy is a homewrecker; or the family drama of Palin. Talk to me about our national debt, my God-given right to choose even if I am pro-life; and our need for climate control. And no the answer is not drill baby drill! Even if you were to drill right now, that oil will not be ready for what 10-20 years?

Palin has an 80-90% approval rating in Alaska. In a recent referendum on a gay issue, 47% supported the gay side -- but quite a chunk of those must approve of Palin. (In fact she did veto a related anti-gay bill, saying it was unconstitutional.)

The 47% is from a very informative article at
h t t p : / / www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-11-palin-cover_N.htm
titled "Palin 'governed from the center,' went after big oil" It also says: "But in her 21 months as governor, Palin has taken few steps to advance culturally conservative causes. .... . But we never put those issues forward in the campaign. .... that wasn't her agenda. ....
She came in with a big oil and gas agenda, which really required Democratic allies to get through."

a.) To those of you hateful liberals that think staying home during the day to be able to watch The View equals conservative wealth, think again. Some of us make the choice to stay home to raise our children at the small expense of giving up the finer things. We do without the selfish luxuries so that our children can have their mother at home. I am sorry if you find yourself a single parent and cannot afford to make this choice, or find yourself in an unfortunate circumstance as I am not referring to you. I am referring to the married or otherwise engaged people out there who like to play the “oh, you get to stay at home” card with those of us that are less concerned about materialism and more concerned about our kids.

b.) To you same lovely people that think that just because we are watching The View means that we go to it as our sole source of news- please. Is this really the best that you can come up with? Sure, politics and news are a large part of The View's discussions, but it certainly is not all that they do. We tune into this show for a variety of different reasons and we expect and demand professionalism- particularly from a woman that has been revered as one of the most influential female journalists of our time. With a performance as hideous as today's, we question her integrity and we question her devotion to deliver the truth rather than her opinion.

c.) Barbara Walters' display today was malicious brilliance at its finest. She is not a journalist. Particularly since she- of all people- knows what it means to be from an era where the job was to be unbiased. She absolutely knows better than the garbage she displayed today. Sick. Perhaps we just have to feel sorry for her. Take what she says with salt and a grain of. She, along with the rest of the lot (sans Elisabeth), has become quite pathetic. Moonbatty actually. I have officially lost any remaining (remaining being the key word here) respect I had for the woman. She is shameful, disrespectful and was an absolute horrific host to an honorable man that deserved, at the very least, the equal regard and grace that was shown toward his terrorist- fraternizing opponent.

c.) At this point I am not sure if we should be shocked or not that these ladies are ok with having Ayers' puppet in the Whitehouse.

Don't you all wonder what Elisabeth does when she gets home from a day of work like this? It really must be mind numbing for her to have to deal with people that are so impervious to reason. No wonder she's in such great shape- she probably has to run 50 miles a day to clear her head of the senseless drivel.

Who said that McCain was uncomfortable today on The View? Disgusted by the lack of respect perhaps, but not uncomfortable.

Do you all understand the difference?

Please stop manufacturing situations that do not exist. I feel confident in speaking for most of us here when I say that we are embarrassed for you as it is quite obvious that you are grasping for something, anything, to help make you all feel better about your sinking ship.

The View did a great and PROFESSIONAL job at bringing out the REAL MCCAIN. You "conservatives" need to see the REAL issues. I'm so tired hearing us "liberals are this" and us "liberals are that". You "conservatives" need to get with the program and actually see how in trouble America is. Palin is already talking about going into war with Russia. Whatever happened to treaties and Peace talks? Palin is not ready to become VP or President. She doesn't have the experience, because being the mayor of a small town and a govenor of a city of 9,ooo people doesn't give you the experience. Hillary Clinton is the SENETOR of NEW YORK, a state with millions and millions of people dealing with REAL everyday issues. Barbara did a great job in getting right to the point with MCCAIN and CINDY. Their always dancing around the issues, Barbara just happned to make him get right to the point!!!!!!

I had been looking forward to that segment of The View. I, however, was so uncomfortable during the show that I could not enjoy it.
I am an independent and still unsure for whom I will vote. I was very disappointed in Barbara, and especially Whoopie. I wouldn't have been surprised if she had spit on John McCain. (I wonder if he had a flashback of being a POW.)
The bias among the media, talk show hosts, etc. is getting to be a bit much.
I also watched the show with Obamma and Michelle which I enjoyed due to the fact that they were treated with respect.
I, also, do not think that Cindy McCain should have to be expected to apologize for her houses, clotes, etc. If anyone has seen the story of her life, they will know that she does not come from old money; however, from hard working Americans who took advantage of the opportunities this country had to offer.
I also regret that the media is swaying the vote so much. I guess most have lost the integrity they they should have to practice unbiased journalism. They seem to me to BE the special interest group and the lobbyists.
Anyway, I doubt I will ever consider The View my favorite show as I did in the past.
I have already stopped watching Oprah, whom I used to really like.
Oh well, I'm rambling. Shame on you, Barbara and Whoopie. (Joy didn't offend me like they did and Sherry tried to be civil.) AND Elizabeth was certainly decent to Obamma and Michelle.
Oh, and another point . . .give the Obammas a few years and they will certainly have a few houses, diamonds, etc. They aren't doing too badly now. Hey, it's the American dream!

In my opinion, the ladies on The View did an excellent job. It was nice to see real issues brought to the forefront. Keep up the good work ladies! Barbara (as always) led an excellent interview. Americans want to hear the candidates' stance on real issues.

I have been saying for some time now The so called View is a slanted "view.' The show does not equally represent "women." The debacle of a so called interview was more of unleashed hostiity on Mr. and Mrs.McCain. Is this the way you treat people? The hate, the disgust the not even look someone in the face when you are attacking them all illustrate what phonys you are. Elizabeth was the only class act on the show and has been for quite a while. I only hope that another show recognizes her for her true worth and it is not squander as it on all of you. There is a way to ask questions, what a poor, poor example to display to our young women of today. It is called trashy behavior. Barbara, this was beneath you, did you forget how Harry Reasoner treated you? Was this some kind of misplaced payback? Your show should be re-named to "The Left View or no view at all!" What an insult to women from any party. I was ashamed of the cattiness displayed by you, Joy and especially Whoppi her faces were she showed were she belongs, in theater as a comedian. There is a way to express different opinions and respect differnt opinions and maintain diginity. And today you brought your show to a "Jerry Springer" show quality. Disgusted. You need to retire. I challenged you to watch the re-runs and still defend your back to John McCain,Whoppis faces and eye movement and Joy what a true disgrace a joke on Larry King. Needless to say, I will not waste my time watching your show when I am able, as unlike a previous blogger's claim, I work full time and do not have time to waste on a joke of show!

I cannot believe the utter disrepect that was shown to John McCain and his wife on the piece of trash called a television show.

I don't watch the show because I could care less what a bunch of left wing whackos think or who they THINK the rest of America should vote for. However, I was curious to see just how badly McCain would be treated and as bad as I thought it would be, it was one hundred times worse.

Barbara Walters is nothing but a dried up "has -been" with an elitist attitude that is just short of nauseating. No, it IS nauseating!! Barbara, WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION!! You showed everyone exactly the character that you so sadly lack. Your disrespect went beyond anything I have ever witnessed. Down here in the south, (you know, where all us illiterate, uneducated, unenlightened, rednecks live) we call what you displayed, "Not being raised very well."

As for Whoopi and Joy, just sheep baaing what the head sheep bleats. Again, you all showed America why we need to do everything in our power to keep Obama out of the highest office in the land. Because he is representing low class snobs like you.

Like me grandmother used to say, "Money doesn't buy you class." And there is not enough in the world to give you three any at all.

I think your "interview" with John McCain did him more good than you can imagine.

To all you libs who talk about tough questions asked to a candidate, what has your boy Barry received? It is funny how they are talking about Sarah's use of a teleprompter? What about Barry. The man does not have a clear thought without it.

Keep it up libs because you have rallied a bunch of people who will turn out in droves in support of Mc Cain. I would rather be poor then to have a disgusting man for a President such as Barry Hussain Obama.

Barry Obama= Todd Stroger, Emil Jones and Richie Daley. Enough said

Just letting ou know THE VIEW on abc t.v. has lost another viewer plus my friends who Used to watch. Barbara Walters, as an attack dog, against John and Cindy McCain was pathetic. And you wonder "why" FOX News is the media most Americans watch? Barbara should be ashamed of her behaviour but won't be. Another example of the American media who continue to try and thrust "their views" as the best for Americans. You will never "get it." Americnas love Govenor Palin because she represents us. When's the last time you spoke up against something that is so wrong? You never did. How sad. And you're going to lose.....not just viewers, but the November election as well. Americans like to make their own decisions, not depend on you. You're supposed to "report the news," not foist your personal views and biased slant on everything. But you seem incapable of grasping this. Too bad.

THE VIEW YESTERDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2008, WAS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE, BARBARA WALTERS BEING THE BIGGEST! I'M SOOOOOOO HAPPY THAT CINDY MCCAIN GAVE BARBARA THE ANSWER SHE DESERVED REGARDING THE MCCAIN HOUSES.....ACTUALLY, NONE OF HER DARN BUSINESS. THESE WOMEN ARE SOOOOO JEALOUS OF SARAH PALIN, IT'S PATHETIC. I AM THE SAME AGE AS JOHN MCCAIN, DOES IT MEAN THAT I'M GOING TO DIE WITHIN THE NEXT FOUR (4) YEARS???????? I AM TOTALLY SICK OF HEARING ABOUT HIS AGE!!!!!!I WILL BE AT THE CASINO TONIGHT WHERE WHOOPI AND JOY ARE APPEARING, NO WAY, NO HOW, WOULD I GO TO SEE THEM EVEN THOUGH I HAVE COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS!!!!!!
JOHN AND CINDY MCCAIN SHOWED WHAT CLASS IS...FOR THE REST OF THEM.....MONEY CANNOT BUY CLASS!!!!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO THE MCCAINS, THX FOR LISTENING.

I just watched the interview and I can't tell you how disgusted I was in the way McCain was treated. First, I'm not a McCain supporter but I feel he and Obama deserve a certain level of respect. It has really made me question the media and the way they have packaged Obama. Like many Americans I'm seriously taking a second look at McCain/Palin.
Finally, how much class does Cindy McCain have? I've never seen someone handle Barbara Walters in such a manner. She completely shut her down when she asked her about the homes. It made Barbara look like a moron.

Shame on you gals at the "View" what happen to courtesy and class???? I for one will never watch the "View" again! I was an undecided voter, Guess what I have decided????? It seems that most of you interviwers have become mean & nasty!!!!
Laurie Manno
Springville, Alabama
transplanted Californian!!!!

I was in my dr's waiting room on 911, tv was on showing the 'View'. When Bab's said well I guess We should give some credit to George Bush for keeping us safe for the past 7 yrs. Joy said "yeah I'll give him some credit, But that still needs to be confirmed that he's responsible for not having any other incidents or attacks. The jury is still out." As Michele Obama would put it "For the 1st time in a very long time, I see there's still hope for us & this country." Everyone in this room gasped at her hateful comments,especially on this day. Of course there's always more coming,she just can't help herself. I loved seeing people not accept this garbage, this hatred. I think partly because of this show, all media outlets, & hollywood too, the voters will do the right thing. Barbara & ABC sets the tone for the view allowing Joy & Whoopie to do their dirty work. Remember fish stinks from the head!!!! Joy

WOW. THE VIEW IS STILL A JOKE. I CAN'T BELEIVE SMART PEOPLE WATCH THIS GARBAGE. WOOPIE, EX DRUG ADDICT, CALLS PEOPLE THE N WORD & TELLS THE WHITE CRACKERS THAT THEY CAN'T. NOBODY WOULD WANT HER AS A SLAVE. HER OWN PEOPLE IN THE REAL SLAVE DAYS, PUT HER PEOPLE ON BOATS FOR SLAVE USE. AND SHE BETTER BE CAREFUL BECAUSE MUSLEMS DO NOT LIKE BIG MOUTH BLACK WOMEN. THEY'D CUT HER THROAT IN A NY MINUTE. BABA WATERS, SHE IS STILL A WHITE WOMEN THAT WOULD USE BLACK MAIDS IF SHE COULD GET AWAY WITH THAT. WHERE IS DYKY ROSIE? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY? WE DON'T LIKE EACH OTHER. I THOUGHT LIBERAL WOMEN MEANT FOR ALL WOMEN NO MATTER WHAT WE BELIEVE. HILLARY WAS OKAY BUT PALEN IS NOT???? I AM CONFUSED. I DON'T BELEIVE IN SLAVERY AND I AM TIRED OF THE SLAVE REMARKS. I AM TIRED OF RAP MUSIC. I AM TIRED OF POLITICS. I LOOK AT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND GUESS WHAT? WE ARE STILL HERE. I AM NOT ANY RICHER OR ANY POORER. I BELIEVE IN SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS AND SUPPORT THE WAR EFFORT TO BRING THESE MUSLEMS TO THEIR KNEES. WOMEN??WISH UP. IF OUR SOCIETY IS OVER TAKEN BY THE MUSLEM WORLD. WE WILL BE THE FIRST TO DIE AND OBAMA WHO MAYBE MUSLEM OR MAY NOT BE. HE HAS SLIPPED UP A FEW TIMES ABOUT IS MUSLEM FAITH AND THE USA HAS 57 STATES. NO, THE ISLAMIC HAS 57 STATES. WOMEN..PAY ATTENTION..HE IS NO HILLARY. AND ANOTHER THING WOOPIE. YOU ALL READY HAD YOUR BLACK PRESIDENT. I THINK WE CALLED HIM BILL CLINTON WHO CAN'T STAND OBAMA HUSSIEM BARACK. AND ANOTHER THING, I DON'T NEED HEALTH CARE. I HAVE A JOB AND PAY FOR MY HEALTH CARE AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE PAYING FOR ALL THE ILLEGALS IN THIS COUNTRY. WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND? THEY ARE TAKING JOBS FROM THE BLACKS SO YOU ARE NOT HELPING YOUR PEOPLE. YOU ARE THE REASON THAT WOMEN ARE NOT RESPECTED. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU. YOU NEED TO GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU AND WHAT YOU HAVE NOT GIVE TO GOD.

The community organizer made $4 million last year and gave zip, nada, zero back to his community in Chicago. Kids are not going to school b/c some of the school are in dire need of repair her. Give me a break. Real Issues! Appearing on Oprah, going to the senate and saying "present" for important votes rather than standing up and saying Yes or No. Get real, he's being elected for and by the Hollywood liberals, you folks are just needed for your vote. Something we doesn't give you when he heads to Washington.

I was a faithful viewer never again.

If you do not watch the view again - That's life. You cannot please everyone. John "the maverick" should answer the questions, just because they are women does not mean they do not have a voice. With all the negative ads coming from the McCain campaign, he can take it, because he sure dishes it out. I will watch the "VIEW". This is a very important election and I want to hear the Republicans say what they are going to do about the economy, education, etc. - We do not need another 8 years of the same. And we do not know who the ladies, except one, is voting for. So if you turn off the view - others will be watching in your place. I want to hear the "views" before I make up my mind, not just one side.

Almost by accident, my TV was tuned into the channel when "The View" came on. As the "interview" progressed, I could feel my stomach churning as Joy Behar, the hawk-nosed stident-voiced woman with the Brooklyn accent, loudly denounced McCain as a liar. Ancient Barbara Walters then demanded to know how many houses they had, and Cindy McCain (the only lady present) answered appropriately. The View stinks, consisting of vulgar,arrogant, malicious females who are all in the tank for Obama. They helped me, a swing voter, decide who to vote for. When are we going to see vetting of Obama? I'll never watch ABC again.

I used to think that John McCain was a good American who put believed in his country. Back in 2000 he fought a great campaign, but he couldn't win. This year, he's grandpa age and wasn't making headlines so he decided to go lower and sleazier than any other politician.

There have been several lies spewed out by the McCain campaign, and a real, strong American press needs to talk about that. Otherwise, we'd be living in Russia or China. Kudos to the ladies on The View for taking this election seriously.

I responded earlier today, said I was an independent, and had not decided for whom I would vote.
I thought about it all day. Thanks to "The View", I am voting for McCain.
I cannot believe how that show upset me. I will never feel the same about any of those (Joy, Whoopie, and Barbara) women again.
I just finished Barbara's book and regret reading it now.
Do you (or anyone) know the email address of Barbara for "the View". I would also like to respond to her.

I was beginning to lose respect for Barbara after her book, but now I have lot any respect I may have had for this woman, and the other women on the view, except for Elizabeth. How disgraceful you all are! Whether you agree with his political position or not, show respect for him and for yourselves. Honestly! I am quite sure Obama would not have received the same sort of treatment. You are all an embarrassement to American women!

I have read EVERY SINGLE comment on this response list. This one person has the most common sense and non biased information on here - (read attachment below).

Thank you Kat for telling us - an as independent - what Sen Barack Obama has or has NOT done for you in Chicago ... :)


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By kat on September 12, 2008 8:17 PM
Hi to everyone

I have to say how much angry there is here. I live in Illinois and I'm not voting this year, so I have no dog in the fight. But let me tell you a few things we here in Illinois know. Mrs. Obama got a 300% raise and promotion at the University of Chicago Hospital when her husband became Senator from Illinois. David Axelrod was hired by the hospital for a program developed by Mrs. Obama to run a business for the Hospital that takes patients with no health insurance to other hospitals and locations in Chicago, way to go to help the poor! Of course he left that position when he started to manage the Obama Presidential campaign. We have the highest gas prices in the country, some of the highest crime rates, highest sales tax and Mr. Obama was gonna work hard and not run for President, he was gonna work hard for Illinois, never happened.

How many houses does Oprah have, how much money did she dump into Obama's campaign.

I am not giving John McCain a pass, but wake up people, they are all saying what you want to hear.

In the mean time, folks are sick, poor, dying in the streets in gang wars in Chicago and Illinois...I work in the city and have worked in under served communities, where was the Democratic Congress that I voted for what have they done.

But Please stop the name calling and fighting that's the shame a divided country, yesterday was 9/11 we should not hate each other, we are all Americans.

Like him or not John McCain gave alot more than me or alot of others for his country, he should be shown respect.

Please respect each other.

Peace

do people really believe that if you try to increase the taxes of the rich it will help the middle class?
it bites the middle class again!
Big Busines will only compensate by and ajusting the benifit packages of their employees.
big business profits will never drop but the pensions and benifit packages will cost the employees more out of the pocket income.

think about it
the government can't manage anything but
their own profits.

I will never again watch your show !!! Shame on all of you. The way in which you interviewed the McCains is disgusting. Very unprofessional in my opinon!!!!
Wonder how many homes some of you own?
Give me a break !!!

Gosh doesn't Barbara know as a good little number 2 she should never upset number 1 with difficult questions. You know John McCain is really old and easily upset. She should just agree with Gramps even when he doesn't make any sense. And hey where can I get me a Cindy 9000. Money, looks, obedience, this is the perfect girl. Study her close girls --she's every mans dream. A republican ideal babe.

patricia, carabello

John McCain is a lying scoundrel and Sarah Palin is a puppet head. What more do you need to know. We live in an Oligharchy not a Democracy. Kudos to Barbara Walters for having the courage to expose the perception management game Mr. McCain and his puppet VP are engaged in.

Whoopie needs to be replaced on The View. Talk about using a teleprompter . . .she has to read everything, and does so very poorly.

She is a very good comedian and actress; however, she is not good in her position on The view. She needs to go to help regain the integrety of the show.

ABC,
I have been a loyal watcher of The View for many years. But, now I don't know.

Ms. Walters, you have always been such a class act. What happen on Fri. Sept. 12th????? You are the one who developed The VIEW, I assumed to hear all views. But, your behavior toward Sen. McCain was just RUDE and his VIEW was never heard! And I couldn't even get past your behavior to Sen. McCain to watch the rest of your program.

Your a better person than what we saw on Sept. 12, 2008. So, I hope to hear you make a statement on The View to clear up your poor judgement. And if I'm counting correctly, 80% of your viewers are also disappointed in your behavior.

I'm not a Republican or a Democrat--just a woman who feels being rude is unacceptable

Rhonda--from Missouri

I am so proud of The View. McCain is a pursuing a strategy based on lies. Ms McCain is doing the same, including showing a film about herself at the Republican Convention that shows good works in poor countries with her charity. Wake up, the charity was shut down because it had become a front for her to obtain illegal narcotics. She destroyed a charity and the lives of everyone involved and then blamed the people who tried to save the charity. Get real, it is time that good journalists and the public ask questions of these people.

I am shocked at the people complaining about the tough, but fair questions asked of Senator McCain. His political ads have been extremely untruthful. Americans I know had enough of that with the last 2 elections and the fact that the media was not called on any of them.
And as for those who put down democrats, will they still be putting them down when they need social security, unemployment, or medicare some day? Or when they go to work and do not have to work weekends or 12 hour days thanks to unions? By the way, Bush has interfered with more union strikes that any other president in history.
You go Barbara!

I can't beleive a majority of you commenting on "The View" with John and Cindy McCain is so upset. This man is running fot the preseidency of the United States. He is not running for your local PTA president. He should be asked about his positions and also to clarify his positions on things concerning this country. There should never be any easy interviews and we should not care who are asking the questions as long as the questions get asked. This country has to many problems today and we need to know where both candidate stand on trying to solve some of our problems. You people need to get pass who is asking the questions and listen to the answers. If you listen with open minds you might learn something. Let's stop identifying with a party candidate and identify with some important issues and policies. We all have an obligation to ourselves, our children and our country to listen to both candidates with hopefully no biases.

I have been following this election now for over a year and paying close attention to both candidates. Its extraordinary how people on this blog got all upset bc Barbara was so called "rude" to the McCains..How many times have I not seen the very same treatment given to the other candidates..i.e Sean Hannity and Bill ORielly with Barack Obama...Listen, these men are vying for the highest office, why cant they take the tough questions..If we were voting for issues, we all know the democrats would win. BUT sadly it is beginning to sound like too many poeple vote with their emotions...and many people do think Michelle Obama is a fine lady...worked hard and went to an ivy league school and is raising a good family...but ok vote in the McCain/Palin govt and lets continue fighting abroad, losing our homes and keep the health care systme the way it is..bc u know all he promises McCAin is making now is to win..Fianlly here is a man who is coming with new ideas and ready to change the country but we turn it into a culture war filled with ignorance...I guess u deserve the govt you put in then right

The View outstanding and to the point .Our country need help with long term new and accounable direction. We all need to help each other.Encourage our kids to increase their edcation. We can do this.

Good for "The Veiw", and anyone else who refuses to sit there and freely allow their guests to boldly lie to their veiwers (the American people) like McCain attempted to. It's about time someone in major media showed some backbone after 7 years of caving in to Bush and his buddies. It's pretty clear that McCain thought he'd have a free pass on this show simply because he chose a woman running mate.

View show is a joke. It's for people who don't have anything to do!!!
Except Elizabeth the rest are bunch of clowns.
Everybody knows media is with LIBERAL DEMS.
Shame on Hollywood and liberal media.
GO Mc Cain / Palin

Charlie Gibson asks some tough questions and Republicans say he should be banned. The View asks some tough questions and it should be banned. Allegations that Palin tried to ban books at the library is not hard to believe when you hear so much of the same chatter from her supporters. This is the same party that says they want less BIG Government? I guess that's only when it comes to accountability.

"Shame on You" Barbara Walters! I thought you were a lady of class an integrity. You showed your true colors with the John McCain interview. You were rude and made it quite obvious your political stand. John McCain handled your rudeness and constant interruptions with style, grace and professionalism. You could take some lessons from he and his wife, Cindy. My opinion of you has changed .... your show has definitely gone to your head ...as well as it has Joy's.

WOW!
It is amazing how passinate people become when talking politics. All I can say is this election is one of THE most IMPORTANT ones in a long time. Let's try to get beyond the name calling and biases and try to stick to the facts. The truth is that neither of them are ready to be president. Noone running will ever be. It is a learn as you go position and one that requires the president surrounding himself with people that are qualified to help make decisions to govern our nation.

Being a POW, although earns you a grateful THANKYOU, does not earn you a vote. If that we the case there are thousands of men & women that should run for office.

I am an independant and must say that the attacks on Obama in the ads have been DISGRACEFUL, not a conversation/debate on the view. Is McCain the type of president we want? If he can't even be smart enough to put factual information on ads when he has to know that we all can easily check out it's validity, how can we believe and trust that he will be truthful when in the whitehouse.

WAKE UP AMERICA. YOU KNOW A TREE BY IT'S FRUIT, AND WHAT MCCAIN/PALIN ARE PRODUCING THESE DAYS IS JUST PLAIN ROTTEN.

Okay i love the view. Barbara Walters was brilliant. She and Whoopi makes believe there are still intelligent Americans out there.
Also Barbara has more class than John McCains Junkie wife who stole from the American Voluntary Team.
John McCain with all his houses and money doesn't know what it's like to struggle to get by and worrying you're going to be laid off because the economy has been so messed up. America has been let down by the Republicans. They never caught Osama bin Laden because they took their eyes off Afghanistan. They spent and spent peoples taxes with reckless abandon. They have made America weak.
John McCain if elected would probably start another war. He has said more wars are unavoidable. For someone who has served and knows the dark reality of war its shocking he can care so little about the troops lives. How many more people does he want to see die.
We don't need more war - it's the economy stupid!

I can't believe there are really women in this country that watch this stupid show. I would be embarrassed to admit that I was a fan.

I agree THE VIEW has stooped to a new low and the ladies of this show certainly will not have my support any longer. How disgraceful for all the ladies to be so biased and downright mean to John and Cindy McCain - how about they put Obama and his wife on the show and do the same thing??

Barbara - how many houses do you have?

Producers of The View: SHAME ON YOU!
Barbara Walters finally climbed in the gutter with Rosie, Joy and Whoopi! All these loud mouth libs on your show have disgusted me to no end that I can't stand to watch your show anymore. I hope that your sponsors can see the disgrace and poor management of your show. Obama should be more concerned about the disgraceful supporters like the members of The View (except Elisabeth) hurting his ratings! I guess I should thank your gutter rats for helping to elect McCain as President...from the comments posted, better results than a McCain ad on primetime TV!

I am so disgusted with Barbara Walters and The View programming. I've never seen such disrespect from professional women as they showed John McCain on Friday. I think J McCain should have got up and walked off. The View is so liberal I'm turning it off for good!

The View's treatment of John Mc Cain was disgusting. I will never watch these rude and ignorant fools again. Elizabeth is the only one that handles her opinions with dignity. Fist Bumps to all!

I think Mrs.McCain should eat a few more meals,
too skinny. My opinion is she should develop a sense of humor, we enjoy laughing with Governor
Palin, but Cindy McCain is a frowny face person.

Barbara Walters took her show back. You must remember it is barbara's how and dream. No one especially Elisabeth has the right to shout over her and disrespect her. Many racist white women who husband left them years ago relate to Sarah because they want women to feel good about themselves. This is no way to pick a vice president. That is why we are in the shape we are in today because we have uneducated voters.

Elisabeth needs to go to work for FOX News she is already in the tank with them. Then you sick people can watch Fox All day and night as they are the MCCain news network.


Hat's off Barbara, it they don't like it tell them to turn thr channel

If John McCain and Saraah are running as candidates with a plan for reforming this country, why did he squirm and dodge the opportunity Barbara gave him to name at least one thing he wants to reform. That should have been a golden opportunity for him to get his message out. Maybe he has no message.
Barbara's question was relevant. It isn't her fault J. Mccain was not prepared to respond on his own theme.

1. John McCain was separated from his first wife, Carole, when he met Cindy. Carol, by the way fully supports John McCain and his run for president. They have remained friends. Their marriage failed for reasons that remain between the two of them so lay off the "husband stealing" schtick.
2. John McCain has not voted with Bush 95% of the time. In fact, he has voted with Bush less frequently than Joe Biden - so you need to get your facts straight as well.
3. The View is nothing more than a mean-spirited "bitch session." I have never seen anyone on that show with whom the "hosts" disagreed treated as shabbily as John McCain. Kudos to him for keeping his cool -- just a hint as to how he would comport himself with our enemy -- after all the girls on the View could not be further from the American ideal of inclusiveness. They are vile. The show (and the hosts, including, unfortunately, Whoopie whom I used to respect) is a joke.

If it was Obama on the couch instead of McCain the same people who are attacking The View would be praising them for holding him accountable and asking him the questions that most of Americans want answered instead of throwing "softballs." If he wants to be president those questions should have been a breeze instead of making him sweat like a pig...ha ha ..a pig...

The treatment of John & Cindy McCain was totally reprehensable. I was just stunned at how totally rude and insane you all acted toward the McCains. Can we not get thru this campaign and be civilized at the same time??? You women need to step back, take a deep breath and apolozise. Both Obama and his wife were treated with nothing but respect and admiration. The difference was blinding.
M. Lunbery

Whow Marcus is really cool - just like all the other Democrats - you are sweating like a pig because your candidate is loosing control and you cannot stand the fact that McCain/Palin are cool and under control!

To the women of THE VIEW - especially Barbara Walters who I had the utmost respect for you over the years and I hope you remember that you are older than John McCain and please address on the air how many homes you own since that seems to be such a hot button- but your disrespect for John and Cindy McCain last Friday was unbelievable and I will never watch another program where you are the moderator or have anything to do with - you and your "ladies" if we can call them that - are mean and vile and I hope your ratings go down from here. Now I know why over the years your show has never won an EMMY and you never will - so shut down your biased show! Luckily McCain is old enough to realize what a bunch of biased idiots you all are and he kept his cool and even smiled a few times. Unfortunately he gained from your show and "the biased ladies" lost - read the blogs to realize that!

Yes, Whoopi I hope your buddy Obama does come on your show.That show I will watch. We will see how tough your questions are and how mean spirited and ugly you will be to your buddy!!! I cannot wait!! Don't forget to invite his wife Michelle - since she seems to wear the pants in that relationship. And do not forget to ask them about how they bought their home in Chicago a few years back and his relationship to Fannie/Freddie.

P. S. Whoopi -- I will never watch another movie you are in - you were always one of my favorites but you are pathetic.

And Joy - the best thing you can do is "shut your mouth" - you talk way too much and nothing but garbage comes out of your mouth. You are also pathetic like Barbara and Whoopi!

Dee

The bottom line is that McCain lied. I'm not a Democrat nor a Replublican. I like McCain until he sat on that couch and tried to validate why he approved those ads. He knew that Obama was not talking about Patlin in regard to the lipstick on the pig. McCain is a joke!

1. The intro to the show notes that Walters wanted to bring a group of women together to discuss different views - the show should really say - as long as the views aren't different from Walters.
2. Joy Behar needs to take her Godless life and move on - she is so out of touch with what America is about, as evidenced by the responses above.
3. Whoopi Goldberg's comments to McCain "should I be worried about being a slave" - when was she ever a slave? This from the woman who had her then boyfriend (Ted Danson) dress up in black face for a roast. She shouldn't even discuss racial issues.
4. Not much comment from Sherry Shepard - I think she is still contemplating whether the earth is round or flat.
5. Leave Hasselback alone - the only one with a little class. You don't have to agree with your guests' viewpoints, but at least treat them with courtesy and respect - John McCain was beaten and tortured for the freedom that these ladies clearly enjoy and clearly abuse.

Barbara Walters needs to remove the marbles from her mouth when she tries to speak. I have long lost any respect for Walters. The View is a good home/fit for Walters and their meaningless subject matter. I would like to find who the sponsors are - they are wasting their advertising budget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wonder how much is Barbara Walters is taking of Barack in her mouth..She was fawning all over Barack.

Obama lies also. He said the the National Review said his economics plan will help the americans people. He lied. I heard Mr WIlliamson said thats is not tax cut for the middle class but its a tax credit.
ONe day when u idiots put Obama as president..remember I hope you will love socialism..He did not pass 113 bills..He never showed up to vote. I guess he loves the druggies of hollywood...I hope you all would like when get screwed by the democrats..Barbara Walters is an idiot...

Americans needs to wake up..Dont vote because he is black but vote for real real change...and thats not obama

I cannot believe the disrespect shown to the Mc Cains on this show & the stroking when the O Bamas were on. I intended to vote for O Bama, but shows with this much bias are turning me away. Perhaps that is what the view is after...you're ruining it for Barack

The McCains have more class in their little finger than the enire 4 of you together. Barbara could not even look him in the eye, yet told O Bama he was sexy, of all things. Your show is a bunch of schrreching women all talking at once & saying nothing!! Shame on all of yoy...And we thought Rosie was crassss!!!

I hope the presidential nominees and anyone else in the line of politics realizes that the view is a joke. It is not unbiased. It is one sided. The questions are lined up and prepared to brain wash the american people. If you want real answers you need to watch REAL NEWS! Those women make so much money they could not possibly know what a "normal" american is thinking! Oh... I was at work today too. I don't have time to watch that junk! The view actually made it on the REAL NEWS.

it's not the question that was asked of Senator McCain that's the issue here! it's how the ladies of the view especially barbara walters and joy behar conducted it. Did anyone see the Fox cable news how they conducted themselves? fox showed the comparisons how they interviewed obama and Mccain.
If they want both parties to be in their show they should show unbiased way in interviewing. I used to watch the view daily, since the election campaign I stopped watching.
can't bear to watch Joy Behar's facial expressions , she shows this obviously. after the view i don't think she will have a career in TV, maybe stand up comedy.

Wow!.....what a bunch of mean, hateful, vindictive, warthogs.....I have never wasted my life by watching that show....(I have seen clips and read about it)...Hey Whoopie....when were you a slave?...when was ANYONE in your immediate family a slave?...what part of Africa are YOU from?....Barbara....give it up....you do not even make sense....stay home and drink your ensure and make the world happy....to the other fat mouth....who are you?....Elizabeth....you should be ashamed for even being associated with those people.....EVERYONE of you owe Sen. McCain an apology......There...that is MY view.

I wanted to let you know how ashamed I am to see the way that Barbara Walters and her colleges treated a sitting Senator, John McCain and his wife on their recent guest appearance to the View.
I watched as Ms Walters displayed a shameless and disrespectful attitude, tone and mannerisms toward the Senator, to the point she she would not look Senator McCain in the face as she spurted out an array of acquisitions. Ms Walters asked a barrage of questions of the Senator that she had no intention or interest in hearing his reply, as evident by not allowing him to get a word in.

I watched as the other hostess made such horrible statements such as to reverting back to slavery or calling the Senator a Lire and I truly decided at that moment that this show is one of the nastiest, bipartisan, ill mannered, disrespectful, hateful, ugly, and You should immediately change the name of the show to " Jerry Springer in Drag".because that is the level of garbage that show produces.

I will never look at Ms. Waters with respect and as a pioneer for women, but as a pathetic excuse for a LADY I plan to contact all of their sponsors to let them know as long as they sponsor that show, I will never buy any of their products and I will let all my friends and family members know who they are because they will join me in support of boycotting their products.

Barbara Walters I use to think you were a nice lady who gave fair and balanced reporting. Looks like you truned into a nasty old lady as you come to the end of your long life. As for the other nobodys on the show who cares what they think or say. I don't watch your show but saw the comparison on FOX last night of how Obama was treated vs. John McCain. I guess thats why Fox is eating into all the other networks ratings every month. Its called fair and balanced reporting not flaming liberal reporting your show and network puts out. Remember excellence is never and accident.

I wish Elizabeth would just get her own show so that these right-wing nuts could watch Elizabeth and John drool on each other, even though the drooling might be from different causes. I'd like to watch The View without Elizabeth whining and interrupting constantly. I cannot STAND her. Please, Lisa Ling, come back!

When I think of TheView, it reminds me of Cinderella. The cast has the 3 wicked Democratic step-sisters, the step-mother and the Republican Cinderella. I don't know how she stands the constant mocking, yelling, rudeness and abuse heaped on her by the wicked step-sisters and step-mother. The only comfort I have is in knowing the outcome of the story and hope the same holds true for TheView.

I was so disgusted with Ms. Walter's reaction to McCain. He is an American Hero and I don't care where you stand politically - show some respect. She acted like he had the plague. As for Cindy McCain. She is a blessed woman who had parents that started with nothing - lived the American Dream and built an empire. Why do people hate that? That woman has given back so much more than any of these Hollywood elite. What has Walters and her cronies done to give back? Nothing! And, Cindy does it without cameras and fan fare. She knows she is blessed and shares it. They are rude women who are jealous and do not stand for this country!

I will never watch that show (I actually didn’t – saw clips on the news). I will boycott their sponsors and I will encourage others to do the same. Shame on them.

Meridith Viera I bet your glad you left View show when you did. Don't know who will hire these nasty b*****s when this show is canceled. Barbara's credibility is gone & it certainly should be after that interview with McCains'. ABC shame on you!!!!!!! I'll stick with cable.

I think that what the majority of us feel here is somehow getting lost in translation.

Eva, above, said it perfectly- it's not the content of the questions that were asked of the McCain's (with the exception of the slave remark and the housing question to Cindy), it was the tone of voice that was used in asking those questions and the complete lack of regard for the senator.

Do you (liberals, lefties...whatever you may be referring to yourselves as) understand this difference?

The tone was sarcastic, smug, discourteous and insincere.

Still not understanding this difference?
STILL NOT UNDERSTANDING THIS DIFFERENCE?

The nasty tone and witchy attitude the women displayed was like writing this post in ALL CAPS. Same question, different tone.

There are many ways to ask a question. The questions asked of McCain on The View were voiced in a childish and 100% biased manner based on the actual pitch of the sound and inflection of the words coming out of their mouths, mannerisms and self-righteous, superior look on their faces.

So, please do not twist the reality of what took place. Stop with the “oh, poor McCain can’t take it…he NEEDS to answer the tough questions…..” routine. Enough already. It is getting ridiculous, old and needs to stop. We are not saying that McCain should not get "tough" questions. He should. They all should. We are saying that when those tough questions are asked, ask them without a snide tone and look in your eye and with sincerity and respect for the person that has taken the time to sit before you. A true journalist can still accomplish this and be tough at the same time. No one is asking the ladies to be "easy" on him or to ask fluff questions and you know it. Again, what we are all so furious about has zero to do with content and 100% to do with attitude.

An actual journalist- as Barbara Walters is "supposed" to be- does not inflict tonality, contempt or opinion in such a manner that the viewer is able to get a feeling of bias coming from her.

Do you understand this concept?

Barbara was spewing her disdain for the man all over the stage like a snake spitting venom. She just couldn’t keep it under control. She lost it. It was appalling. We expect nothing less than journalistic integrity coming from Barbara Walters. The others, no. Barbara- yes. She has blown her cover in an inappropriate and disappointing manner and we feel embarrassed and very, very sorry for her.

I saw the interview on The View. The ladies (if you want to call them that) were very rude to John McCain. The word "bitches" definitely describes them. I have no idea how Elizabeth sits there. They intimidate her all the time. I just wish she would get up and say, "That's it, this isn't the View, it's Barbara's, Joy's, and Whoopi's view and I'm done with it." As far as Barbara is concerned everytime she had something to say I went to get tea or a soda or something. It's as if she is lost somewhere in her own world.It's definitely time for Barbara to retire.

Thanks for helping me to decide to vote for McCain!

Rosie, Whoopi, Joy - all left wing liberals and I managed to watch The View and enjoy some of it.
However, since Barbara joined the "attack squad" and treated John McCain like she did - no way! I am very disappointed in her as I always admired her in the past.

And by the way - Joy should just hush! She is a laughing stock among sane people.

I agree with Kristine completely. Do not tell me that this group is just doing there job. They are biased and liberal like most of the media. If you really want to have show called the View, then you need to respect everyone's opinions, whether you agree with them or not. If you viewed the Barack interview - I thought that was also disgraceful commenting on his looks, etc. The man is running for president for goodness sakes! Ask him some tough questions. At least Elizabeth was respectful to him as she was to McCain and therefore even though she is the only conservative at least she respected both candidates. Which is not what I can say for the others. This show should be taken off the air - though as long as it gets this reaction it probably will not. The best thing to do is stop watching it. They are not journalists - they are just there for their own agenda and I am sick of it. These movie stars should all just keep their opinions to themselves. Who cares what they think anyway - talk about McCain not being in touch - neither are they. And neither is Obama - he is has no clue as he is too busy campaigning rather than doing his job. With such little experience how can the American public vote him in - I have worked for the last ten years in management - I have more experience for goodness sake. At least I have been out in the "real world". Personally I think we need to clean the house and senate all together - that is where the real problems lie. I did not feel bad for McCain on the view but actually commend him and Cindy for their class, dignity, and not losing their tempers because I certainly would have. I think this show as well as the facts really make the decision very clear.

Oh and the recent Bill Maher interview - you think the McCain interview was disgraceful - that was just plain wrong. Joy sat there and agreed with Bill that all republicans are stupid. What a disgrace - what ever happened to free speech and the respecting other peoples views? Oh that's right the show is the View and therefore as hosts you are supposed to actually present the Views in an unbiased manner - what a joke - hopefully ABC pulls this soon.

The more that I see of the "Wa-Wa" girls (Elizabeth excluded) the more disgusted I become.
I have never been a fan of this horrible, horrible tv show. In fact, I have never actually watched an entire episode, as I find it hard to stomache the arrogance and ignorance displayed by the pathetic participants that Wa-Wa chose to represent her show............
I really don't know who is worse but I do know that the comment by that blowhard Joy somebody or other just yesterday about Sarah was so ignorant that it was almost laughable........I believe the quote that she screamed out was:
DUMB, DUMB, DUMB, DUMB
But then again it just shows the calibre of these
absolute low class, ignorant fools.
If they only knew how they appear to the public.If it wern't so sad and pathetic the view would make the best PRIME TIME COMEDY HOUR!!!!!!!! Entitled "HOW NOT TO PRODUCE AND RUN A TV SHOW".
If they were to take you wa-wa girls off the air it would definately be the best thing since sliced bread............................
You are indeed a laughing stock...............

I thought the attack on the McCains was rude and totally out of line especially from Ms Walters who gives herself alot of kudo's to promote herself,uses the word "I" alot body language says alot and she would not even look at Mr. Mc Cain. Gushing like 13 yr olds when Obama was on, especially the question about being related to Brad Pitt, really ladies one cannot capture ones youth on your show so show some class /dignity. Speaking of body language Whoopie is equally as quilty with the rolling of the eyes,I was so taken back by the question of slavery, really who lives in the past that is why it is called the past. Joy is just plain rude,like who cares what type of glasses one wears,she is constantly berating Elisabeth. I like Elisabeth and I for one have to admire her for her passion on causes she feels strongly about,beats listening about someone's child throwing a tantrum. The above are my views only as a Canadian viewer of the show, please Joy no rude remarks about Canada.

I have read several places in the last couple of weeks about liberal journalists actually saying that a conservative is either illiterate or worse. I'm a hard right conservative and I have a McCain/Palin sign in my front yard and a sign on my vehicle. I have to say that I'm even smarter than the women on "The View." You see, my Mom taught me some manners when I was a little kid. I have never been as rude as these women on "The View." Nor as rude as David Letterman and Jay Leno. I am so sorry that John McCain and Cindy and Sarah Palin and her family have been subjected to the worst, snottiest, rude and most abusive treatment "entertainment" has to offer. Why they go on these shows in the first place mystifies me. They either like the behavior of these celebrities (and I use that term loosely) or they are willing to suffer the nastiness from them in order to show the rest of the world what poor, uninformed, rude and totally deluded people these fools really are!

I am trying to find the names of the sponsors of these liberal assed shows so I can write to every one of them and let them know that they've seen the last of my money and that I will never, ever watch their sorry shows again!

THE GALS, WITH EXCEPTION OF ELISABETH, WERE SO UNKIND TO THE MCCAIN'S...BARBARA WALTERS IS WAY TOO OLD TO BE BEHAVING LIKE THIS..SHE TALKED OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF HER MOUTH..HAD AN AFFAIR AND THINKS NOTHING IS "WRONG" WITH THAT, BUT SEEMS TO THINK BECAUSE THE MCCAIN'S ARE REPUBLICAN, IT GIVES HER THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE THEM...WHAT A DISGRACE TO HERSELF...I HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR ALL BUT ELISABETH...THEY WERE ALL OVER OBAMA AND HE IS JUST LIKE THEM....ALL MOUTH, NO ACTION...ANYONE CAN TALK, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO DOING, THERE IS NOTHING...WONDER WHAT THEY WILL DO IF MCCAIN IS OUR NEXT PRESIDENT? JOY NEEDS HER MOUTH SEWN UP...TOO MOUTHY AND CAN LET IT OUT ABOUT OTHERS, BUT CAN'T IT WHEN SOMEONE GETS IN HER FACE...THAT IS CALLED "NO SELF ESTEEM"..WHERE DID THAT COME FROM JOY? YOU REALLY MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF MOST OF THE TIME..I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THIS SHOW ANY LONGER AS WILL MOST OF MY FRIENDS...BELIEVE IT OR NOT, MOST WOMEN DO NOT BELIEVE THE WAY MOST OF YOU DO...YOU GUYS ARE TWO-FACED AND MAKE WOMEN LOOK BAD...NOT GOOD. THERE IS TOO MUCH FIGHTING IN THIS WORLD ALREADY. MAYBE ABC SHOULD TAKE A BETTER LOOK AT YOUR "VIEW"...NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE...OF COURSE OUR WORLD IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE EITHER..AND WE WILL ALL PAY ONE DAY...

Now I understand why the show is called "The View". There is only one view and if anyone has a different view, (like Elizabeth), war breaks out and Joy Behar raises her ugly head and spouts out pure venom. For someone who claims to have been educated, you would never be able to tell by her dialog. She clearly has no manners, and to treat John and Cindy McCain the way they did is an outright disgrace. Barbara Walters is certainly not the journalist she considers herself to be. She has sunk to the same low level as her sidekick Joy. They both have no class whatsoever. Disgusting! I stopped watching that show ages ago and it infuriates me to catch pieces of their latest embarassing acts on the news. Why people would waste life's precious time watching such crap is beyond me. Wake up America! With all their ranting and raving about how much money was spent on Sarah Palin's wardrobe, it's amazing how that could be such an important issue, however their boy "Obama" and his ties to Ayers, Resco and ACORN don't seem to warrant any discussion. Go figure! Terrorist and felon associates apparently aren't an issue when picking our president. And by the way, the McCain's 7 houses were attained by Cindy's father working hard and realizing the American dream. It's called Capitalism, not Socialism. But it's clear they have a problem with that concept. ABC you clearly have no sense of picking anyone of quality besides dear Elizabeth. God Bless her for enduring the wrath of those pathethic women.

I will never again watch your show, Shame on all of you. The attack on the McCains was rude and totally out of line especially from Ms Walters and Barbara .When you have some show like this the host people should talk truthfully. Four of them in that group just Obama campaigners and puppets. If this show continue like this ABC news will shutdown after some time. My advice is to ABC news to change these people or this show should be taken off the air.
One day when u fools put Obama as president. He loves the druggies of Hollywood...I hope you all would like when get screwed by the democrats. "Shame on You" Barbara Walters! I thought you were a lady of class integrity. You showed your true colors with the John McCain interview. Barbara Walters is a fool...
Joy "shut your mouth" - you talk way too much and nothing but garbage comes out of your mouth. You are also pathetic like Barbara and Whoopi!

If you do not like the show you know you really dont have to watch it and if Elizabeth is unhappy she is free to leave The View. From what I see she holds her own and gets right in there with the rest of the ladies on other topics. Some of you are just mad about where Mcain is in the polls. He if was doing good you would have more confidence and wouldn't blame everyone else for how bad he is doing and his poor choice in selection of Governor Palin. If you are for McCain you should spend more time to help get others to vote instead playing the blame game.

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