Excerpts From McCain Remarks
The following are excerpts from Republican presidential nominee John McCains remarks.
On his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin:
Im very proud to have introduced our next Vice President to the country. But I cant 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 his solving problems in Washington:
The constant partisan rancor that stops us from solving these problems isnt a cause, its a symptom. Its what happens when people go to Washington to work for themselves and not you.
Again and again, Ive worked with members of both parties to fix problems that need to be fixed. Thats 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 elses. 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 wasnt my own man anymore. I was my countrys.