“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Nightly southeast update

Tuesday, 9/9/08
56 Days to the Election of John McCain
McCain Nightly Memo
From: SE Regional Offices, Tallahassee
To: McCain Team Member
Topic: Paying Tribute to 9/11 Anniversary

Countdown to Victory Rally

Please join Senator Saxby Chambliss and Julianne Chambliss, along with Governor Sonny Perdue, Senator Johnny Isakson, Secretary of State Karen Handel, School Superintendent Kathy Cox, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Congressman Tom Price, Congressman Phil Gingrey, GA GOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart and Special Guest U.S. Senator Richard Burr, and other elected officials to kick off and begin the countdown to Victory in November!

When: Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 AM

Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Habersham Ballroom
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

RSVP: georgia@johnmccain.com and put "Countdown to Victory" in the subject line.

* There will be McCain-Palin yard signs and bumper stickers available

John McCain and Barack Obama Release Joint Statement to Commemorate 9/11

This Thursday, September 11th, John McCain and Senator Barack Obama will remember the victims of 9/11 by making a joint appearance at Ground Zero to mark the seventh anniversary of 9/11.

The statement, released on Saturday, is posted below:

Arlington, VA- Today, John McCain and Barack Obama issued the following statement on coming together to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:

"On September 11, 2008, we will join together to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at Ground Zero.

"All of us came together on 9/11-- not as Democrats or Republicans-- but as Americans. In smoke-filled corridors and on the steps of the Capitol; at blood banks and at vigils-- we were united as one American family. On Thursday, we will put aside politics and come together to renew that unity, to honor the memory of each and every American who died, and to grieve with the families and friends who lost loved ones. We will also give thanks for the firefighters, police, and emergency responders who set a heroic example of selfless service, and for the men and women who serve today in defense of the freedom and security that came under attack in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania."

Must Clicks

Senator Barack Obama was on the campaign trail today touting his record on education. In fact, Barack Obama has only one legisative accomplishment on education, and its not necessarily an accomplishment he should be proud of.

Watch this advertisement to learn more: Education

Senator John McCain's presidential campaign released a new advertisement on Monday entitled "Original Mavericks"

In Case You Didn't Know

Entrepreneurs are at the heart of American innovation, growth and prosperity. John McCain believes that entrepreneurs should not be taxed into submission.

He will preserve low taxes for small business and create more jobs. On the other hand, Senator Obama's proposal i s to lift the payroll tax income cap, which would result in the largest Tax increase in American history. Senator Obama will raise taxes on 3 million small business owners.
John McCain's economic plan will help small businesses grow by providing investment incentives. His proposal would allow businesses to immediately deduct the cost of equipment investment, providing a valuable pro-growth investment incentive. Meanwhile, Senator Obama will impose across the board tax increases which will leave small business owners with fewer resources to invest in their businesses.

The bottom line is that across this country, millions of American families are hurting. They are concerned about the prospect of losing a job or a home and need help from our nation's leaders. As president, John McCain will act quickly and decisively to meet today's economy challenges. He will implement the reforms needed to promote the country's economic growth. Senator Obama's plan for the economy is about raising taxes, increasing government spending and isolating America from the benefits of the global economy.

Must Reads

We'll Protect Taxpayers From More Bailouts
By John McCain & Sarah Palin
The Wall Street Journal
September 9, 2008

The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is another outrageous, but sadly necessary, step for these two institutions. Given the long-term mismanagement and flawed structure of these two companies, this was the only short-term alternative for ensuring that hard-working Americans have access to affordable mortgages during this difficult economic period.

We are strong advocates for the permanent reform of Fannie and Freddie. For years, C ongress failed to act and it is deeply troubling that what we are now seeing is an exercise in crisis management rather than sound planning, and at great cost to taxpayers.

To read more, click here: We'll Protect Taxpayers From More Bailouts

Independents Flocking to McCain
By S.A. Miller
Washington Times
September 9, 2008

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain has gotten a jolt of support right where he wanted it - from the independent voters whom he courted so aggressively at last week's convention - and now holds a healthy lead over his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama, in the chase for that key constituency.

To read more, click here: Independents Flocking to McCain

Obama Tax 3.0
The Wall Street Journal
September 9, 2008

The good news is that Barack Obama said on ABC Sunday that he might not go through with his plans to increase taxes.

The bad news is that the economy has to be mired in recession to avoid the largest tax increase in the nation's history.

To read more, click here: Obama Tax 3.0

Finally This Evening...

Would you like to share your excitement about John McCain and Governor Palin with your community? If so, John McCain and Governor Palin are calling you to action. We need people to write Letters to the Editor and submit them to their local newspaper.

Writing a Letter to the Editor on behalf of John McCain is a great way to make an important contribution to our grassroots campaign. A consistent stream of Letters to the Edt ior across Georgia that are supportive of John McCain will demonstrate to your neighbors and undecided voters that momentum and enthusiasm are building for our campaign.

This is a small, but crucial effort that you can undertake for the campaign. It will only require an hour of your time each week to write a Letter to the Editor, but it will make a difference in your community.

We strongly encourage you to write a Letter to the Editor. Click here to find the Email Address for Your Local Newspaper.

Reform, Prosperity and Peace

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