Despite what the polls may say, Senator John McCain put on a brave face and a confident stance for voters in the battleground state of Colorado. Flanked by wife Cindy and Al Gore’s former running mate Joe Lieberman, McCain spoke to his supporters with a never-say die attitude.
Speaking of the war in Iraq, McCain said, “I’d rather lose an election than lose a war.” His supporters seemed to echo his sentiments.
McCain also spoke to the fears of the American people, especially given the recent economic crisis plaguing our country.
“I know you’re worried. America is a great country, and we’re at a moment of national crisis that will determine our future,” McCain said.
Following his speech, McCain’s political advisor Tucker Bounds offered his confident support, stating that rival Senator Barack Obama lost 9 of the last 11 primaries to his former rival Senator Hillary Clinton. Bounds also stated that his campaign will win in states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.
As McCain left the stage, the song “Here I Go Again,” by Whitesnake echoed through the speakers, at the viewers were shown McCain waving boldly to the lyric, “Here I go again on my own, going down the only road I’ve ever known.” Surely, a subtle tribute to McCain’s experience.
But as McCain wrapped up his speech, he offered this feeling to his supporters, preparing them for what looks to be a highly contested battle tonight.
“America is worth fighting for,” McCain said.
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