Live Blog – John McCain in Spartanburg, SC 7/28/2007
Closing remarks story
**Will do what is necessary.
*What will you do to handle Iran and nuclear weapons
**If we set a date of withdrawl, chaos and genocide will follow
**We are turning things over as we speak, the Iraqi military is taking control
*What is your plan to get us out of there sometime down the road.
*He gave gentlemen a opportunity to respond about the political process
*This will be a long twilight struggle
**If they are willing to kill there babies, what will they do to ours?
**If we leave, you haven’t seen anything yet
**Baghdad and Anbar province are improving
**Facts on the ground are that we are succeeding (loud applause)
*You were critical of Reid, how many more American lives need to be killed or injured for this?
**We need to get democracies in place and impose meaningful trade sanctions
*Question about employing neighbors to help in Iraq
*Telling story of being in prison in Vietnam
*Story of flag, then Q&A
*I am prepared to lead, and we will win the war against this evil (loud applause)
*I am best candidate because I am prepared
*I see three letters….K..G..B (applause)
*Putin is trying to restore the old Russion Empire
*Iranians are trying to develop nuclear weapons
*Iranians are exporting IED’s into Iraq
*War was mismanaged by Rumsfeld
*If we fail and Democrats set a withdrawl date, you will see genocide and chaos
*Is the Maliki government forming like we want it to, NO, but we are seeing progress
*Things are getting better
*What’s happening in Iraq
*I would rather lose a campaign than lose a war
*I will take my stand to let this strategy win
*Must continue with the current strategy and WIN, W..I..N in Iraq
128 people took the oath of citizenship as well
Was fortunate to witness the re-enlistment of soldiers in Iraq over the July 4th holiday
Graham is going back to Iraq and help the Iraqi’s help restore the “Rule of Law”
Glad Graham and I worked together to get Alito and Roberts into the Supreme Court
Don’t need judges legislating from the bench
Schumer from NY said the Democrats are not going to confirm any new judges
Happy to be here, just left California meeting with Arnold
Telling story about being in service
Glad to be back at the healthiest place, The Beacon
Introduction of John McCain
John McCain welcomes all visitors
Still awaiting his arrival
Making some announcements, a lot of commotion.
Live from the Beacon Drive-In. A full house is in attendance, close to 100 people
More to come as it gets closer to 11:45
We are awaiting 11:45 for the start of Republican Presidential Hopeful John McCain to arrive at the Beacon in Spartanburg, SC.