Thursday, September 4, 2008
John McCain Accepts the Republican Nomination.
Senator John McCain took the stage after a moving film montage detailing his military and Congressional service. He opened his speech by stating, "Tonight I have a privilege given few Americans. The privilege of accepting our party's nomination for the president of the united states. I accept it with gratitude humility and confidence."
Addressing his campaign challenges, "No success has come with out a good fight and this nomination is no different."
Addressing the leadership of the current administration,"Grateful to the President of the United States for leading us in these dark days following the worst attack in American history."
Addressing Barack Obama and Obama's supporters:
"We will go at it over the next two months and there are big difference between us. But you have my respect and my admiration. We are fellow Americans and that's an association that means more to me than any other."
Addressing his choice of Vice President:
"She has executive experience she has reached across the aisles and asked Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to work in her administration. She knows where she comes from and who she works for. She stands up for what's right and she doesn't let anyone tell her to sit down"
On being a maverick:
"I don't work for a party. I don't work for a special interest. I work for you."
Senator McCain went on to discuss his record with fighting pork barrel spending. His speech also highlighted his efforts with getting money out of politics.
John McCain laid out his goals and his platform while facing multiple interruptions by protestors.