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

Monday, September 8, 2008

Nightly update... not sure if I've shared this before

Monday, 9/8/08
57 Days to the Election of John McCain
McCain Nightly Memo
From: SE Regional Offices, Tallahassee
To: McCain Team Member
Topic: Barack Obama Talks Change; John McCain Delivers Change

Obama's Claims of Bipartisanship Ring False

On Fox News Sunday this week, host Chris Wallace interviewed Barack Obama's chief political strategist David Axelrod. At one point, Chris Wallace asked Axelrod to list Barack Obama's biparistan achievements during his time in the Senate. Axelrod, providing his standard response, told Chris Wallace that Obama had been a leader in crafting Senate ethics legislation and passing a nuclear non-proliferation deal.

Watch the segment here: Debunking The Obama Bipartisan Myth

Wallace astutely pointed out, however, both of those "achievements" were passed by unananimous consent in the Senate. The truth is that Barack Obama has never challenged his own party or worked across the aisle on a contentious issue. His lack of bipartisan credentials is reflected by his 2007 voting record, in which he voted with his fellow Democrats 97% of the time.

John McCain has a 25 year record of reaching across the aisle in the United States Senate. John McCain has worked with Demcorats to hold tobacco companies accountable and to reform the campaign finance system. John McCain is also not afraid to buck his own party when necessary. In 2005, John McCain voted against the Bush/Cheney Energy Bill because it did not do enough to confront America's energy crisis. In 2006, he challenged Republican leaders to adopt a new strategy for Iraq, even while his advocacy for the Surge was not popular among Republicans or the public at large. Today, it is clear that the troop surge has been an enormous success.

John McCain will always put his "Country First" in tackling the most important issues of the day. John McCain does not work for special interest groups or the Republican Party, he works for the American people.

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!

Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 AM
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Habersham Ballroom
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

RSVP: georgia@johnmccain.com

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

Must Clicks

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

John McCain sat down on Sunday morning with "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer to discuss his VP choice and his reformist agenda, among other things.

Click here to watch the interview: Part 1, Part 2

In Case You Didn't Know

For too long, our nation's leaders have talked about reforming health care. Now it is time to act. John McCain believes we can and must provide access to better health care, at lower cost, for every American. The key to achieving this health care reform is to return more control to the patients themselves.

John McCain will reform the tax code to offer more health care choices by providing refundable tax credits ($2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families) to offset the cost of insurance. John McCain will encourage and expand the benefits of Health Savings Accounts for families. In this era of increasing global economic integration, Senator McCain understands that American workers are switching jobs more and more frequently. As president, John McCain will ease the burden on American workers by making insurance more portable so that their insurance follows them from one job to the next.

John McCain has a comprehensive health care plan that will reduce costs, make health care more accessible, and improve the quality of medical care. Senator Barack Obama's plan to socialize the American health care system will have disastrous consequences on the timeliness and quality of health care services. Barack Obama's plan will also force American families to pay drastically higher taxes to pay for health care. At a time when there needs to be more competition in the health care sector, Senator Obama is pushing for less.

Must Reads

Poll: Convention Lifts McCain Over ObamaBy Susan PageUSA TodaySeptember 8, 2008

Washington The Republican National Convention has giv en John McCain and his party a significant boost, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken over the weekend shows, as running mate Sarah Palin helps close an "enthusiasm gap" that has dogged the GOP all year.

To read more, click here: Poll: Convention Lifts McCain Over Obama

Post Endorses John McCain
The New York Post
September 8, 2008

The Post today enthusiastically urges the election of Sen. John S. McCain as the 44th president of the United States.

McCain's lifelong record of service to America, his battle-tested courage, unshakeable devotion to principle and clear grasp of the dangers and opportunities now facing the nation stand in dramatic contrast to the tissue-paper-thin resume of his Democratic opponent, freshman Sen. Barack Obama.

To read more, click here: Post Endorses John McCain

Ms. Palin's Pipeline
The Washington Post
September 8, 2008

People are still buzzing about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's acceptance speech. But while her style has been minutely analyzed, very little commentary has focused on one of the few substantive claims she made about her brief tenure as governor of Alaska: that she "fought to bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history . . . a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy
independence." Is Ms. Palin right about the importance of the pipeline and her role in moving it forward?

To read more, click here: Ms. Palin's Pipeline

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 Edtior 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 her e to find the Email Address for Your Local Newspaper.

Reform, Prosperity and Peace

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