Wife's beer fortune gives McCain access to millions – CNN.com

mccain-beerBeer?? Beer?? McCain’s political run is powered by Nascar drunks and beer?? Are we talking beer? Really…beer?

Wife’s beer fortune gives McCain access to millions – CNN.com McCain served as honorary starter of the NASCAR race that weekend in Charlotte, N.C. Earnhardt drove the Budweiser car, painted military camouflage, rather than its trademark red, to honor the troops. Budweiser, then NASCAR’s official beer, is brewed by Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., whose products have made Cindy McCain and her family a fortune. The brewer sold toy replicas of its race car to aid the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and publicized its support for the group, on whose board John McCain served and whose chairman later endorsed him. The speedway appearance helped McCain court NASCAR voters, and his campaign circulated video of the event over the Internet.