October 15, 2008

What McCain Should Say Tonight

In a closing address (assuming he gets one):

"My friends, the last two years of this Congress have not produced a record to be proud of. In fact, the approval rating for this Congress is the absolute lowest it's ever been in the history of polling.

Now, imagine this Democrat-controlled Congress working with a President of the same party who will basically rubber-stamp every piece of pork-laden, government-bloating, wasteful legislation that they send to his desk.

Imagine no meaningful efforts over the next four years to reduce our dependence on foreign oil through domestic drilling. Imagine a health care system in place where government bureaucrats make medical decisions for you instead of your doctors. Imagine a tax philosophy that believes anyone who works hard to earn a living should be penalized to subsidize those who don't.

Frankly, I don't think this is the kind of change that America is hoping for.

We need to bring change to our government, true. But this change should be borne out of reforming a system that rewards corruption, special interests and preserving one's own political power.

I have experience doing this. My opponent does not.

I have authored and sponsored meaningful bipartisan legislation that puts the interests of the people first. My opponent has not.

I have met and negotiated with world leaders - on terms that are in the best interest of the United States. My opponent's lack of experience in this area is clear.

And without a check against this free-spending, tax-raising Democrat Congress, I fear that the current economic situation will only deepen further. And you, my fellow Americans, will be the first ones to feel it.

I have a positive vision for the future of America. It's not one that looks back over the last eight years and uses hindsight and finger pointing to advance a political agenda. It is a vision that focuses on the next four years as a time of opportunity, one that will promote a domestic and foreign policy that will - despite party affiliation - put our country first.

My friends, tonight I ask you to join me in that positive vision for our future. I am asking for your vote. For, together, there is no goal that America cannot reach.

God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America."

It clocks in at just under two minutes.

Just one man's opinion. And the Senator is more than welcome to use any or all of the above without reference to its source.

Well, it can't be any more clear. If you look at these two guys and figure that there "ain't a dime's worth of difference" well...then you're a dumbass.

Just an interesting point from history - in 200 George W. Bush was the "unknown" vs. the "known quantity" Al Gore. And as the days before the election closed, a lot of people decided that the known quantity was a better bet than the "unknown". In fact, a couple of more days and we may have been referring to former President Al Gore.

So, we'll see what happens in the next two and a half weeks.

BTW, Johnny. You're closing statement was..."eh". You should have stole my stuff. You're ads over the next two weeks should be focused on scaring the hell out of voters about a "one party" government if Obama is elected. Hammer it home. It may cause a lot of "gut checks" in the voting booth.

Posted by Gary at October 15, 2008 08:31 AM | TrackBack

Simply awesome! Pitty it will bear no resemblance to what is actually said.

Posted by: Sinner at October 15, 2008 09:57 AM

Gary, I've got an extra "Connecticut for McCain" button if you need one. Odds are long, but we'll see...

Posted by: tdp at October 15, 2008 03:29 PM