Monday, May 5, 2008

100 Ways to Support John McCain

Some days I wish I could personally fly to every McCain appearance, gas up the Straight Talk Express, and talk to every undecided voter in America. But I can't. The good news is there are PLENTY of ways to support McCain for those of us with limited funds and time.

Here are some ideas, in random order, ranging from obvious to creative, easy to challenging! Report back which ideas worked!

1. Put a McCain bumper sticker on your car.

2. Put a McCain sign on your lawn (or in your apartment/dorm window or office/cubicle.)

3. Change your email signature to promote or the Moms for McCain blog (or insert your other favorite blog).

4. Change your voicemail message (may help avoid unwanted Obama supporter calls too!).

5. Support McCain on Myspace:

6. Support McCain on Facebook

7. Join the John McCain 2008 Ning network (there is participation from campaign volunteer staff on this board too)

8. Participate in LinkedIn discussions with McCain folks.

9. Add a McCain widget to your webpage.

10. Invite 10 friends to join

11. Find the Google Group for your state for updates on local events, volunteering, etc. at

12. Leave pro-McCain comments at YouTube, official campaign videos are posted by ‘Johnmccaindotcom’.

13. Check out the McCain video channel at

14. Write letters to the editor of national and local papers

15. Call in to radio shows: Michael Medved

16. Call in to radio shows: Laura Ingraham

17. Call in to radio shows: Rush Limbaugh

18. Call in to radio shows: Sean Hannity

19. Call in to radio shows: Dennis Prager

20. Call in to radio shows: Hugh Hewitt (side note: not always a huge fan of his, but I read his book on Blogging cover-to-cover during bathtimes and recommend it for novice bloggers.)

21. Call in to radio shows: Mike Gallagher

22. Call in to radio shows: Bill Bennett

23. Call into radio shows: Michelle Malkin

24. Join the John McCain Meetup group to meet other supporters online and in person!

25. Volunteer with your local Republican party – getting voters out to support McCain.

26. Share your convictions with people you trust, via e-mail, letter, or face-to-face. There's no substitute for 'straight talk!'

27. Ask your friends if they are registered to vote. If they're busy Moms, ask if they register absentee so they don't have to schlep out to vote (this is encouraged in Washington state, check with your local jurisdiction).

28. Doorbell for McCain prior to primaries and elections in your state (usually coordinated through local Republican party).

29. Email a letter of support, including a link to to anyone/everyone in your address book.

30. Make your homepage so you’re up to date on the campaign.

31. Vote for McCain in online polls. Here's one for this week.

32. Contact cable stations running false and offensive ads to complain.

33. PRAY for wisdom for McCain, his campaign staff and volunteers, and American voters.

34. Forward a blog post you like to 5 friends a day (if you feel like you’re bugging people, pick different friends each day.) Check out or for some good ones.

35. Buy and read McCain's biography, Faith of Our Fathers.

36. Come to a McCain event.

37. Thank Sela Ward for her support of McCain and Hope Village for Children, her charity serving children in Mississippi.

38. Sign up to volunteer for the campaign in your state.

39. Join the CafeMom John McCain for President Group!

40. Digg pro-McCain articles.

41. Support pro-McCain articles and blog posts at Delicious.

42. Find pro-McCain blogs at

43. Share sites with good news about McCain, such as Citizens Against Government Waste.

44. Support future first lady Cindy McCain's entrepreneurship by drinking Budweiser Beer!

45. Register for - a forum for McCain supporters.46. Wear a McCain lapel pin or button.

47. Buy a McCain coffee mug to drink in at your office. Those who don't care won't comment. May bring a few McCain supporters out of the closet (or their cubicles!)

48. Wear a McCain t-shirt to the gym.

49. Carry a McCain water bottle (good for you, the environment, and the campaign!)

50. Post pro-McCain comments on CNN

51. Post pro-McCain comments on FoxNews

52. Post pro-McCain comments on MSNBC

53. Post pro-McCain comments on ABCNews

54. Post pro-McCain comments on CBSNews

55. Post pro-McCain comments on NBCNews

56. Post pro-McCain comments on Yahoo!

57. McCain key chain - every cashier, valet, carpool Mom will see it, only $5.00!

58. Wear your work badge (or, summer travelers, your ID/ticket) on a McCain lanyard.

59. Host a screening of 'Faith of My Fathers' DVD, based on McCain's biographical book about his captivity in Vietnam and the character that experience forged.

60. Wear a McCain baseball cap to kids' sports events and practices.

61. Treat baby to a McCain onesie! Who could resist an adorable, right-thinking cherub?!!?

62. Attend a local GOP meeting to network with fellow McCain supporters.

63. Shake hands with a veteran (or current soldier, sailor, airman) and tell them you’re a McCain supporter who appreciates their service.

64. Tell friends about media appearances by John and Cindy McCain - lately they have each been on The View, David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

65. Create your own blog to support McCain. It’s easy – I did it, you can too! Instructions at

66. Make a "Victory Jar" or "Freedom Fund", put in your loose change, and donate to the campaign once a month.

67. Find the McCain group for your religious affiliation - including Evangelicals for McCain, Catholics for McCain and more. See for some listings (don't find one? Start one!)

68. Make a pro-McCain avatar (online picture identifier thingie) at

69. Add a pro-McCain button to your Yahoo homepage.

70. Request McCain events at .

71. Get up-to-the-minute messages from Twitter - John McCain 2008McCain News

72. Active Rain Group

73. Provide pro-McCain comments at

74. Leave pro-McCain comments on

75. Leave pro-McCain comments at

76. Leave pro-McCain comments at

77. Put a McCain sticker up in your business.

78. Leave pro-McCain comments at

79. Respond to editors of major magazines reporting on McCain: Time

80. Respond to editors of major magazines reporting on McCain: Newsweek

81. Respond to editors of major magazines reporting on McCain: US News & World Report

82. Include John McCain quotes as your 'quote of the day' or email signature.

83. Check out McCain-friendly forums at

84. Check out McCain-friendly forums at

85. Check out McCain-friendly forums at

86. "Buzz" up Yahoo! articles on McCain

87. Post a sticker or pro-McCain flyer featuring the website at your supermarket, library, senior center, or other public bulletin board.

88. Leave pro-McCain comments on Politico

89. Leave pro-McCain comments on Little Green Footballs

90. Leave pro-McCain comments on Instapundit

91. Leave pro-McCain comments on

92. Register for updates from

93. Join a McCain group representing you:r ethnic group: Latino, African-American, etc.

94. Leave pro-McCain comments on

95. Leave pro-McCain comments on AOL.

96. Leave pro-McCain comments on MSN.

97. Leave pro-McCain comments on

98. Treat your stickered car to a McCain license plate holder

99. This Mother’s Day, tell Dad you want your own Mom for McCain gear!!

Oh, and yes, #100: You can donate to the campaign!!


Anonymous said...

Tigrefan98, your "100 ways" is excellent! I'm in Linkedin but I never imagined I could use that site to express my views on Mr. McCain's credentials to be the next President of the United States. Thanks for the tip!

happy_mommy_ said...

Excellent list.
Now if only everyone would follow through so we can make a difference!

Susan said...

LOVE THE LIST! LOVE JOHN MCCAIN! Thank you for all the GREAT places for me to support our next president! Can I put your blog link on my blog?

kmorrison said...

Great Post!