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Preview: Excerpts from McCain Speech

The Republican National Convention has released some excerpts from the speech McCain will deliver tonight. I am putting them after the jump for those who like to be surprised.

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - This evening U.S. Sen. John McCain will accept the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States. Excerpts from Sen. McCain's acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery, are below.

On running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin:

"I'm very proud to have introduced our next Vice President to the country. But I can't wait until I introduce her to Washington. And let me offer an advance warning to the old, big spending, do nothing, me first, country second Washington crowd: change is coming."

On solving problems in Washington:

"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.

Again and again, I've worked with members of both parties to fix problems that need to be fixed. That's how I will govern as President. I will reach out my hand to anyone to help me get this country moving again. I have that record and the scars to prove it. Senator Obama does not."

On love of country:

"I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency; for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn't my own man anymore. I was my country's."


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Comments (11)

Boy Bush's speech writers a... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Boy Bush's speech writers are doin' damn good this year. (Just short a preview of Obama's response.)

There's only one thing I wa... (Below threshold)

There's only one thing I want to hear in McCain's speech, and I am so sure I won't hear it that I'm not even going to watch him. I want him to swear, on his honor, his life, and his presidency, that he will never sign a bill that includes amnesty for illegal immigrants, or any impossible-to-enforce program like the Z visa that amounts to amnesty.

Bunyon, it works lik... (Below threshold)

Bunyon, it works like this: A speechwriter is hired to write from the point of view of his employer. Everything he writes is vetted and approved and often modified by his employer, just like the guy who writes for Obama and the several ( many ) who write for Biden.

You are attempting to take a Democratic talking point against Palin and run with it. This is the way things escalate until the truth is covered by layers of garbage as people take something valid and distort it so they can make themselves feel important.

Obama will win! 20... (Below threshold)
KJ Malc:

Obama will win!


Obama Fan here!

Funny thing - it seems to m... (Below threshold)

Funny thing - it seems to me almost like Obama looks on the Presidency as a reward, something he 'deserves' for his amazing work in Chicago as a community organizer - and his hard work as a Senator pushing the 'Present' button when called upon to vote.

He doesn't seem to have done much else to earn the position.

McCain - I think he's earned this, but he doesn't seem to see it as a reward. It'll be a tough job, but something he wants to do because he believes he can do it well.

Well, we'll see what happens.

Listening to the speech now... (Below threshold)

Listening to the speech now... and boy. Ole Jonny Mc "C" ain't no Saraccuda in his delivery. He should stay away from the telepropmter from now on.

He's HORRID at reading it and getting the proper phrasing right.

He sounded mostly like a de... (Below threshold)

He sounded mostly like a democrat in this speech. I liked it. This was the man who stood up to those smearing John Kerry, the man who wasn't xenophobic to hispanics. The man not afraid to take on big business. I'm voting against him but we can see that he wouldn't be bad. He wouldn't be Bush.

The use of 9/11 for a polit... (Below threshold)

The use of 9/11 for a political purposes...Shameful.

JMC wrote:>This was ... (Below threshold)

JMC wrote:
>This was the man who stood up to those smearing John Kerry,

"Smeared John Kerry?" Since when is it a smear to state the facts about a man's record (i.e. fake war hero, lying about his war service, meeting with the Viet Cong in the middle of a war, etc.)? If it's embarrassing to him, perhaps he *shouldn't have done any of those things*. Or recognize he was wrong and apologize. Particularly when he stood up at the DNC and "reported for duty". The American people can see through pathetic frauds and traitors like Kerry, Obama, etc, and rightfully set Kerry in his place.

John McCain was *dead wrong* in this case. We should give the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth a Medal of Honor for helping to get rid of rotten little turd John Kerry.

Code stink managed to brief... (Below threshold)

Code stink managed to briefly rear it's ugly head again, before they were escorted out.

The use of 9/11 for a political purposes...Shameful.

The use of shameful without a detailed explanation...ridiculous.

KJ: "Obama will win! ... (Below threshold)

KJ: "Obama will win!


Obama Fan here!"

I like short sentences!

They're easier to write!

Exclamation points are fantastic!

Aren't they?!

I wish I had a point!

But I don't!

So I type in bumper sticker fashion!

Gee, I hope high school is as fun as junior high!






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