Friday, August 08, 2008

McCain in Rogers, Arkansas

I was able to go to McCain's fundraiser in Rogers. I'm told that this is probably the last time he comes to Arkansas. McCain started off discussing the energy problem. He chided Nancy Pelosi for not allowing a vote on drilling for oil. Americans are overwhelming in favor of drilling. He noted that while Democrats were on vacation, the Americans hit hardest by gas prices drove the furthest and drove the oldest cars. McCain said that we should pursue everything to make us energy independent. He said that for once we should copy the French who obtain 80% of their energy from nuclear power.

McCain promised that ,unlike Obama, he would not raise taxes nor would he allow government to make family health choices. He said families need to make their own health care choices. He also said that he was opposed the the Card Check bill that ,of course, Obama supports. He then turned to Iraq, declaring that we have succeeded and are winning. He said he intends to see soldiers returning from Iraq, come back in victory.

The biggest thing that struck me was the enthusiasm that McCain has for America's ability to solve it's problems. Not at all like Obama's "America is …, uh, is no longer, uh … what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children."
McCain maintains that we don't say "can't" in America. We can do it and we will do it. He said that there are problems but that America's best days are ahead of Her. The depressive, can't attitude is not what American is about.

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