Trains, planes and McCain in Pa

March 14, 2008 5:01:51 PM PDT
John McCain rode an Amtrak train to Philadelphia after a late night of voting in Washington. McCain was left alone by the public as he sat in the first-class car for much of the 1 1/2 hour trip, accompanied by a campaign aide.

Later in the Philadelphia suburb of Springfield, McCain criticized the way the voting took place. He told voters: "We were voting on major issues of profound consequences with no discussion, no debate and 10 minutes to vote."

The vote was on a moratorium on "earmarks" in the budget.

McCain was joined by Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama to vote to stop the practice that critics say is a budget-buster. But the effort lost on a 71-29 vote.

McCain was left alone by the public as he sat in the first-class car for much of the 1 1/2 hour trip, accompanied by a campaign aide.

Later in the Philadelphia suburb of Springfield, McCain criticized the way the voting took place. He told voters: "We were voting on major issues of profound consequences with no discussion, no debate and 10 minutes to vote."

The vote was on a moratorium on "earmarks" in the budget.

McCain was joined by Democratic presdiential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama to vote to stop the practice that critics say is a budget-buster. But the effort lost on a 71-29 vote.


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