Sunday, March 30, 2008

McCain Update

The McCain Update - March 28, 2008


Next week, John McCain will embark on a "Service to America" tour visiting numerous locations that have played a significant role in shaping who he is today. Throughout the stops, he will introduce himself to the nation through a series of speeches and visits that trace the life of a man indebted to his nation, humbled by the opportunity to serve his country, honored by his family's love and deeply moved by his fellow Americans' courage and sacrifice.

The tour will highlight the events and figures that shaped his views of right and wrong, forgiveness and grace and the tradition of service and sacrifice ingrained in him from generations of McCains. The tour will include stops in Mississippi, Virginia, Maryland, Florida and his home state of Arizona. The "Service to America" tour will be about the future of America and the change John McCain will bring as president.

Visit www.JohnMcCain.com throughout next week for the latest updates from the tour as John McCain visits with voters, listening to their concerns and offering his vision for the future.

Ride the Bus Update: As you may have heard, we are offering another opportunity to join John McCain aboard the Straight Talk Express for a day on the campaign trail during his upcoming "Service to America" bus tour. You and a friend can join John McCain in Jacksonville, Florida next Thursday, April 3rd, riding the bus and attending events including his speech at Cecil Field. Remember, if you can give $50 or more, not only will you be entered to win a ride on the Straight Talk Express, but you'll receive a commemorative Straight Talk Express ticket, so be sure to make a contribution before midnight on March 31st.



First Post-Primary Election Ad


Today, the campaign released its first television ad since John McCain became the Republican Party's presumptive nominee. The ad, entitled "624787," poses important questions to the American people about what values they want in their next president, and highlights John McCain's experience, character and optimistic vision for our future. "624787" will run statewide in the important battleground state of New Mexico.

To watch the ad, click here. Be sure to tell your friends and family to visit www.JohnMcCain.com/Service to watch the ad as well.




Major Foreign Policy Address


John McCain spoke to the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles, California this week about his foreign policy positions and how he would lead as president. He articulated his vision which centers on building an enduring peace based on freedom that would secure our interests and those of our allies, and would make the world safer and freer. He made clear that he is an idealist with a deep understanding of the world's realities.

He also laid out his vision of collaborative relations with our allies in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa that will strengthen our alliances and our security. Such a course would allow us to better address diverse global challenges such as climate change, treatment of terrorist detainees, while enhancing the use of "smart power" to counter radical Islamic extremism. Click here to read the entire speech.



The Housing Crisis


John McCain addressed the Orange County Hispanic Small Business Roundtable Tuesday with some "straight talk" about the housing crisis and the economic situation facing our country. He discussed his proposed principles for addressing the housing crisis in the short-term as well as in the long-term to assure it never happens again.

He gave a clear explanation of the challenges facing America's economy and a lucid explanation of how we got here. He will not play election year politics with the housing crisis; he will evaluate everything in terms of whether it might be harmful or helpful to our effort to deal with the crisis we face now and its implications for long term growth. He made clear that it is not the duty of government to bail out and reward those who act irresponsibly. He called for several specific steps to strengthen the foundations of the millions of businesses small and large that provide jobs for American workers. These steps would also strengthen the U.S. dollar and help to control the rising cost of living that hurts our families. To read his full speech, click here.

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