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Making the Case for John McCain

buildings.But it is on the economy where McCain actually seals the deal. This was made most apparent, in the most down-to-earth terms, when Obama, answering a question from the now-famous Joe the Plumber, admitted his real goal of redistributing wealth. (Oct. 26)

The Foster (N.H.) Daily Democrat: Sen. McCain’s history of public service and devotion to country cuts across all political and socio-economic lines. His collective life experiences touch the broadest range of the American electorate. Within John McCain’s background is something with which nearly everyone can find a kinship. (Oct. 13)

The Union Leader (N.H.): For the last two decades, whenever Washington went on a spending spree it couldn’t afford, John McCain stood in defiant opposition. Even if the spenders were members of his own party, he called them out. In only a few short years, Barack Obama has become a master distributor of pork and an opponent of controlling runaway spending. He even voted against defunding the Bridge to Nowhere and using the money for Hurricane Katrina relief. (Oct. 30)

News Herald (Ohio): McCain’s leadership and character have been tested. The U.S. Navy veteran spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner during the Vietnam War. That experience helped shape his desire for public service. He was a U.S. representative from 1983 to 1987 and has been a U.S. senator the past 22 years. Obama served in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004 before being elected U.S senator in 2004. He has spent much of the past two years campaigning for president. (Oct. 26)

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