McCain and HIS Black Roots!

United States
October 23, 2008 9:05am CST
Remember when it was rumored that Senator John McCain fathered an illegitimate black child? The rumor was started (at the hands of his own party) back in 2000, during his run for the Presidency against George W. Bush. The smear campaign was waged against him in South Carolina, after Bush supporters became increasingly concerned about his rising popularity and his recent New Hampshire primary win. Many believe that it was this whisper campaign that led to Senator McCain's defeat to Bush for the Republican nomination. Ironically, Senator McCain does have a black connection, black roots if you will (although he'd rather you'd never know about it). In fact, Senator McCain has black relatives who are either descendants of McCain family slaves or of children fathered by McCain family members and their slaves. Check out this video to learn more about their story (and Senator McCain's continued denial) To read more of article by The Wall Street Journal and checkout the video.
2 responses
• United States
25 Oct 08
I saw a story about this on CNN. It was a very informative story. Based on information obtained by the South Florida Times, the senator has numerous black and mixed-raced relatives who were born on, or in, the area of the McCain plantation. The mixed races in the family can be traced back to the rural Teoc community of Carroll County, Miss., where his family owned slaves. Sen. John McCain’s great, great grandfather, William Alexander McCain (1812-1863), fought for the Confederacy and owned a 2,000-acre plantation named Waverly in Teoc. The family dealt in the slave trade, and, according to official records, held at least 52 slaves on the family’s plantation. The enslaved Africans were likely used as servants, for labor, and for breeding more slaves. William McCain’s son, and Sen. John McCain’s great grandfather, John Sidney McCain (1851-1934), eventually assumed the duty of running the family’s plantation. W.A. “Bill” McCain IV, a white McCain cousin, and his wife Edwina, are the current owners of the land. Both told the South Florida Times that they attend the reunions. They also said the McCain campaign had asked them not to speak to the media about the reunions, or about why the senator has never acknowledged the family gatherings. I guess John McCain is ashamed of his own family. Lloyd
@ryzach (1544)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Interesting and informative video. Thanks for sharing!