March 26, 2008

Gallup Poll: Democrats may vote for John McCain

ARRA News Service - Frank Newport, Gallup Poll: A sizable proportion of Democrats would vote for John McCain next November if he is matched against the candidate they do not support for the Democratic nomination. This is particularly true for Hillary Clinton supporters, more than a quarter of whom currently say they would vote for McCain if Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee.
  • Clinton supporters who would vote for McCain over Obama = 28%
  • Obama supporters who would vote for McCain over Clinton = 19%

  • The data suggest that the continuing and sometimes fractious Democratic nomination fight could have a negative impact for the Democratic Party in next November's election. A not insignificant percentage of both Obama and Clinton supporters currently say they would vote for McCain if he ends up running against the candidate they do not support . . . [Read More]

    March 25, 2008

    Nancy Reagan Endorses John McCain Former first lady Nancy Reagan endorsed Arizona Senator John McCain's presidential campaign in a move McCain said would encourage conservative Republicans to rally around his bid. Reagan called McCain a "good friend for over 30 years'' who is well prepared to become commander in chief. McCain, 71, was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for over five years after his aircraft was shot down over Hanoi in 1967.

    "My husband and I first came to know him as a returning Vietnam War POW and were impressed by the courage he had shown through his terrible ordeal,'' Reagan said today in a statement released by the campaign and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation. I believe John's record and experience have prepared him well to be our next president."

    McCain accepted Nancy Reagan's endorsement in the driveway of her Bel Air home in California. He thanked her for support and the ``most gracious hospitality'' she and her late husband extended to him and other POWs after the Vietnam War. "Obviously, this is an important, most important, expression of confidence," McCain said, speaking to reporters and a group of television cameras. . . . [Read More]

    March 24, 2008

    McCain & His Pastor

    H/T ARRA News Service: Washington Post - Ed Stoddard, Reuters: John McCain's Phoenix pastor, Dan Yeary, is a folksy patriotic Southern Baptist who opposes abortion and believes homosexuality to be a biblical sin, but says Christians have an obligation to love such sinners. That puts Yeary, who heads the church attended for the past 15 years by the Republican presidential candidate firmly in the U.S. Southern Baptist mainstream, and in line with the Republican Party. . . .

    Yeary, pastor for the 7,000-member North Phoenix Baptist Church, professes little interest in politics and prefers to focus on preaching and spiritual guidance. But McCain's affiliation with Yeary will do him no harm in wooing support from the key Republican base of evangelical Christians. "John and I are friends, he has called on me to minister to the family in times of challenge and difficulty," he told Reuters in a telephone interview. . . .

    John and I are having continual dialogue about his spiritual pursuits," Yeary said. In an interview last year with . . . on-line Catholic forum devoted to issues of faith, McCain said he liked Yeary's "message of reconciliation and redemption which I'm a great believer in. And so I began attending North Phoenix Baptist church and I'm grateful for the spiritual advice and counsel that I continue to get from Pastor Dan Yeary."

    McCain, like his pastor, is staunchly opposed to abortion rights . . . [Read More]
    In Contract - Read: The Wall Street Journal Article about Obama and His Minister

    March 23, 2008


    a message from McCain's volunteers to the
    entire Human Race. on Easter Sunday

    March 17, 2008

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    ARRA News Service - Bill Smith, ARRA Editor: Happy St. Patrick's Day! With the "Luck O' the Irish" on your side and to have some fun, head over to join in the McCain 2008 Basketball Brackets. John McCain has made his picks, and this is your chance to compare your picks with his. You'll also be eligible for great McCain 2008 prizes. Click here to sign up and fill out your bracket. Picks must be made before the start of the first games on Thursday, March 20th so make your picks today! After you've signed up, send your friends a quick note to invite them to join in the fun.

    When you make your picks, you can select your favorite college or university and your points from your correct picks will go to your school. As an OU alumnus, I am Irish enough to suggest choosing the Univ. of Okalhoma; Oh well I tried! The school with the most points will win - so the more people you get to play, the better chance your school will have! Whether you're an alumni, current student or a fan, every correct point will help show your support for your school, even if they're not still playing in March! Be sure to spread the word to all of your friends to make sure they sign up today. Good luck with your bracket and don't forget to click here to make your picks before Thursday!

    March 14, 2008

    McCain Votes Pro-Life -- Obama & Clinton Vote Pro-Death

    by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews: Pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton joined a majority of the Senate Thursday night in rejecting an amendment that would offer financial support to poor pregnant women and their unborn children. Their votes contrasted with likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain. The two candidates voted against a measure by Sen. Wayne Allard of Colorado that would have included pregnant women and their unborn children in the SCHIP program. Pro-life groups strongly supported the amendment because it would help women who may otherwise have an abortion because of financial worries about affording a baby. The vote provided another clear contrast between Obama and Clinton, who support unlimited abortions funded with taxpayer dollars, and McCain, who opposes abortion and has called for reversing Roe v. Wade. . . [Read More]

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    Former POWs Support John McCain for Commander in Chief

    ARRA News Service - Open Letter from Vietnam War POWs: March is a memorable time for the Americans who were released from captivity in North Vietnam during the month back in 1973. The pathway to freedom began in February, as the war in Vietnam was concluding for America. John McCain, one of those American heroes, returned to freedom on March 15th, 1973, released from Hanoi that day along with other very happy American Prisoners of War. His journey home was the continuation of a remarkable story with chapters yet to be written. Having survived life-threatening and disabling injuries, along with the brutality of the POW experience, John had steadfastly resisted communist efforts to exploit him and his fellow POWs.Journey to Freedom
    John's homecoming began a new phase of his life. His courageous service and his political career are well known today, and now he is the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party to be the next President of the United States.

    We are but representatives of over eighty former POWs who shared those heady days of freedom and those years of captivity and suffering with John McCain. Collectively, we are proudly doing all we can to help our dear friend, John McCain, become our next commander in chief. We are campaigning with him, helping him raise money, speaking on his behalf and, in constant conversations, promoting his candidacy among our friends and family all over the country. We are doing so because we believe in John McCain.

    Our convictions about John's character were born in the crucible of adversity. We have witnessed his courage, integrity, character and intellect. We know and respect his sense of honor and his tenacity in the face of grave danger and prolonged hardship. These qualities, combined with his life experiences, make John ready for the enormous challenges facing the leader of our country. No one -- no one -- is more qualified to be president, to lead our country, to protect our nation and our children and grandchildren. We know him. We know his strengths, his love of country and his commitment to serve it. He has been severely tested, and we have witnessed him under pressure. We trust his judgment and his ability to lead our country in these difficult times. We are joined in that trust by over 130 retired Flag and General officers who are members of Senator McCain's Military Advisory Council. They know and have worked with John McCain over the past three decades dealing with major national security challenges. They know leadership and they know danger and challenges. They know experience. They know quality. And they chose John McCain for president.

    We must elect a leader who is ready on day one for these difficult and dangerous times. We need a leader who will insist that we win in the struggle against radical Islam. John is committed to let our troops win! We need a leader who will take on the big problems that most politicians seek to avoid. Leaders take on the tough issues. John McCain is that sort of leader. He knows the American spirit -- he has lived it like no other candidate. He knows we can do better and that America's best days are ahead.
    Commander Everett Alvarez, USN (Ret.)POW for 8 1/2 years
    Colonel Bud Day, USAF (Ret.) Medal of Honor POW Over 5 Years
    Rear Admiral Robert Shumaker, USN (Ret.)POW for 8 years
    Colonel Leo Thorsness, USAF (Ret.) Medal of Honor POW for 6 years
    Commander Paul Galanti, USN (Ret.)POW for over 6 1/2 Years
    Captain Mike Cronin, USN (Ret.)POW for over 6 years
    Major General John Borling, USAF (Ret.)POW for over 6 1/2 years
    Captain Richard Stratton, USN (Ret.)POW for over 6 years
    Lt Colonel Orson Swindle, USMC (Ret.)POW for over 6 years.

    March 13, 2008

    John McCain Raises $2 Million at the Plaza in NYC

    Hat tip to ARRA News Service for post: by Matt Lewis: Last night [3/11/08] at the Plaza in NYC, over $2m was raised for John McCain. . . . He is a conservative who supports lower taxes, a strong military and understands that Iraq is a key battleground in the war on terror while his opponents want higher taxes and would pull out of Iraq at a crucial time. Spoke of our brave men in uniform and how proud he is of them. . . . As McCain left the stage to shake hands secret service had their work cut out for them. There was a mad rush to the stage to meet the next President. . .
    Memo from Rick Davis on the McCain Message: Why John McCain
  • John McCain Is Now The Republican Nominee For President. After a hard-fought contest, John McCain has secured the 1,191 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for president.
  • John McCain Is The Man To Lead Our Party To Victory In November. McCain's broad electoral appeal will expand the states in play in the general election and help GOP candidates across the country.
  • John McCain Has The Experience, Judgment And Character To Lead America In A Dangerous World
  • John McCain Has The Experience, Judgment And Character To Lead As Commander In Chief From Day One. In a dangerous world, John McCain is uniquely qualified to lead America. McCain has been involved in every major national security issue over the last two decades.
  • McCain served for 22 years in the US Navy, including 5 years as a POW and as commander of largest attack squadron in the Navy. During his military career, McCain was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • McCain served 20 years in the US Senate, leading American policy on military and national security issues on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
  • John McCain Is Rallying Our Party Around Conservative Principles On National Security, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care Reform And Traditional Values.

  • NATIONAL SECURITY: John McCain will stay on offense to defeat the threat of radical Islamic extremism. The Democrats have demonstrated no resolve to defeat this threat. McCain had the judgment and courage to call for a change in strategy in the war in Iraq -- a strategy that is now succeeding. He has vigorously supported Gen. Petraeus' successful strategy, while the Democratic candidates continue to call for retreat.
    TAXES AND SPENDING: John McCain will get our economy back on track by cutting taxes, spurring investment and innovation and ending wasteful spending in Washington. McCain will cut taxes and stop the outrageous wasteful spending in Washington. McCain will make the Bush tax cuts permanent, eliminate the AMT, and cut taxes on American businesses to help our companies remain competitive. McCain will stop the wasteful and pork barrel spending and enforce the conservative vision of smaller government by vetoing any pork-barrel bill that comes across his desk.
    HEALTH CARE: John McCain will reform our health care system using free market solutions to reduce the skyrocketing costs that threaten to implode the system. McCain will provide all individuals with a refundable $2,500 tax credit ($5,000 for families) as incentive to buy health insurance.
    TRADITIONAL VALUES: John McCain will protect our traditional values. McCain has a consistent 24-year pro-life record, and believes that Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that should be overturned. McCain believes that the institution of marriage should be protected and defined as a union between one man and one woman. John McCain will nominate strict constructionist judges to the bench.

    March 9, 2008


    "I call on my Democratic colleagues, Senators Clinton and Obama, to join me in supporting the DeMint amendment and make this a bipartisan effort to return the budget to a focus on genuine national priorities. And, in the spirit of openness and transparency in goverment, I call on them to fully disclose all of their earmark requests while serving in the U.S. Senate," Se. John McCain

    On health care, Senator McCain believes that: 1) Bringing costs under control is the only way to stop the erosion of affordable health care insurance. 2) Reforming the tax code to eliminate the bias toward employer-sponsored health insurance, and providing all individuals with a $2,500 tax credit ($5,000 for families)to increase incentives for insurance coverage; are a few of the important points to consider when seriouly dealing with the health care situation in this country. 3) Insurance should be innovative, moving from job to home, job to job and providing multi-year coverage. 4) families should be able to purchase health insurance nationwide to maximize their choices, and heighten competition for their business that will eliminate excess overhead, administrative, and excessive compensation costs from the system. Find out more details on McCain economic and health care plans should visit his site.

    March 8, 2008

    McCain Faces Tough Battle Ahead

    CBS: John McCain's last man standing strategy prevailed. Now on to the general election and hurdles that come with it. CBS Video

    March 6, 2008


    Excerpts from Sen. John McCain's Victory Speech:
    Now, we begin the most important part of our campaign: to make a respectful, determined and convincing case to the American people that our campaign and my election as President, given the alternatives presented by our friends in the other party, are in the best interests of the country we love. I have never believed I was destined be President. I don't believe anyone is pre-destined to lead America. But I do believe we are born with responsibilities to the country that has protected our God-given rights, and the opportunities they afford us. I did not grow up with the expectation that my country owed me more than the rights owed every American. On the contrary, I owe my country every opportunity I have ever had. I owe her the meaning that service to America has given my life, and the sense that I am part of something greater than myself, part of a kinship of ideals that have always represented the last, best hope of mankind. . . . Read the entire speech

    March 1, 2008