After arriving at Colorado Springs Airport about 1 p.m., McCain's motorcade made a beeline to the Conway's Red Top on Circle Drive. Dozens of reporters, photographers and TV technicians crowded into the hamburger joint, a Springs institution, to record McCain shaking hands with surprised patrons and posing for pictures before sitting down to eat with his wife, Cindy; Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, one of McCain's closest advisers; and former Denver Broncos star John Elway.The campaign is tight in Colorado, another battleground state, as John McCain works to shore up voters leading into the final stretch of the election.
The press was then shooed away, but a spokesman said McCain had a burger, fries and a Coke. The Rocky Mountain News was able to inform a waiting world that the candidate and his wife both ordered a half burger with Velveeta cheese, while Elway ordered a full burger.
The local delegation that greeted McCain on arrival at Colorado Springs Airport was led by Greg Garcia, chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party, and some of his top volunteers, including Jane Neary, who said she was the first to sign up when McCain's Colorado Springs campaign office opened in July.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
John Elway stumps with John McCain in Colorado
Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway joined John and Cindy McCain as they campaigned in Colorado Friday, making stops in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Durango. Everyone has to eat during a campaign ... and the candidates are no different. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported: