Thursday, September 04, 2008

Key points of McCain speech...

  • I understand who I work for. I don't work for a party.
  • We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us.
  • We believe in low taxes; spending discipline, and open markets. We believe in rewarding hard work and risk takers and letting people keep the fruits of their labor.
  • I will keep taxes low and cut them where I can. My opponent will raise them. I will open new markets to our goods and services. My opponent will close them. I will cut government spending. He will increase it.
  • His plan will force small businesses to cut jobs, reduce wages, and force families into a government run health care system where a bureaucrat stands between you and your doctor.
  • We will drill new wells offshore, and we'll drill them now
  • My grandfather came home from that same war exhausted from the burdens he had borne, and died the next day. In Vietnam, where I formed the closest friendships of my life, some of those friends never came home with me. I hate war. It is terrible beyond imagination.
  • The constant partisan rancor that stops us from solving these problems isn't a cause, it's a symptom. It's what happens when people go to Washington to work for themselves and not you.
  • Russia's leaders, rich with oil wealth and corrupt with power, have rejected democratic ideals and the obligations of a responsible power. They invaded a small, democratic neighbor to gain more control over the world's oil supply, intimidate other neighbors, and further their ambitions of reassembling the Russian empire.
  • I'm not running for president because I think I'm blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/05/2008

    John McCain is an undeniable American hero. I have the utmost respect for the sacrifices he made for our country. I disagree with him on some policy issues. However, he is by far closer to my core beliefs and values than Obama. It was a great convention.--ST

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  2. Overall, a good speech. A bit long, and Code pink had to stick their noses into it, which he handled beautifully. My main concern with him is that he handles the border as he promised. Secure it first. It does disturb me some that his campaign manager is a former La Raza guy. Here's praying that he doesn't get a cabinet job.

    FMD

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  3. Thanks... that was good...

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