Monday, May 19, 2008

The McCain Update - May 16, 2008

This week, John McCain detailed what America will look like at the end of his first term as president.

Click to watch and read this powerful speech. From our national security, to the economy, health care, the role of government and the service of all Americans, John McCain outlines what is possible when you put the national interest ahead of partisanship; building an America that is safer, freer and more prosperous.

"We cannot again leave our problems for another unluckier generation of Americans to fix after they have become even harder to solve. I'm not interested in partisanship that serves no other purpose than to gain a temporary advantage over our opponents. This mindless, paralyzing rancor must come to an end. We belong to different parties, not different countries. We are rivals for the same power. But we are also compatriots. We are fellow Americans, and that shared distinction means more to me than any other association. I intend to prove myself worthy of the office; of our country; and of your respect. I won't judge myself by how many elections I've won. I won't spend one hour of my presidency worrying more about my re-election than keeping my promises to the American people. There is a time to campaign, and a time to govern. If I'm elected president, the era of the permanent campaign will end. The era of problem solving will begin. I promise you, from the day I am sworn into office until the last hour of my presidency, I will work with anyone, of either party, to make this country safe, prosperous and proud. And I won't care who gets the credit."

Click here to watch John McCain's speech on his vision for our future.

Latest Television Ad

Along with John McCain's speech about his presidential vision, we released a new web ad outlining his goals.

The ad includes some of the most important issues to John McCain: stabilizing the Middle East, reducing the threat of nuclear terror, strengthening our border security, advancing energy independence, reforming wasteful spending, delivering choice in healthcare and restoring Americans' confidence in the economy. Click here to watch the ad.

Global Climate Change

John McCain believes we can protect the environment and come up with better solutions for our future. As president, he will establish a market-based system to curb greenhouse gas emissions, mobilize innovative technologies, and strengthen the economy. He will work with our international partners to secure our energy future, to create opportunities for American industry and to leave a better future for our children. Addressing climate change today through a market-based system will also help our country become less reliant on foreign sources of oil.

John McCain's principles for climate policy include:

Put in practice scientifically-sound, mandatory emission reduction targets and timetables
Implement market-based cap and trade system
Minimize costs and work effectively with other markets
Spur the development and deployment of advanced technology
Facilitate international efforts to solve the problem
Click here to learn more about John McCain's climate change plan.

Latest News

Below are some of the top news articles from this week. For more news articles and press releases, go to
Associated Press: McCain Envisions How First Term Will Go
Bloomberg: McCain Says He Would Seek to End Iraq War by 2013
Columbus Dispatch: McCain Outlines Vision of Iraq Victory, Reduced Partisanship
Time Magazine: McCain's Gift to the Green Movement
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: McCain on Climate Change, and in North Bend
Associated Press: McCain Urges Free-Market Principles To Reduce Global Warming
New Jersey Star-Ledger: John McCain Takes his Campaign to Liberty State Park
Washington Post: McCain Touts Environmental Record
What They're Saying About John McCain's Climate Change Speech
Remarks By John McCain on Climate Change Policy

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