McCain Announces VP Choice
This morning RBN received an early copy of Senator McCain's speech for the announcement of his Vice President candidate. We decided to publish the first page immediately and without further comment.
Remarks of Senator McCain—as prepared for delivery
for months, I've searched for a leader to finish this journey alongside me, and to join me in making Washington work for the American people. I searched for a leader who understands the rising costs confronting working people, and who will always put dreams first. A leader who sees clearly the challenges facing America in a changing world, with our security and standing advanced by eight years of a successful foreign policy. A leader who shares my vision of a government that calls all citizens – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – to a common purpose. Above all, I searched for a leader who is ready to step in and be President.
Today, I have come back to Ohio to tell you that I've found that leader. A person with a distinguished record and a fundamental decency. A person born in your state - Exxon Mobile.
Exxon Mobile is that rare mix, which for decades has brought change to Washington, but was not changed by Washington. Exxon Mobile is an expert on foreign policy whose heart and values are rooted firmly in its capital. This person is uniquely suited to be my partner as we work to put our country back on track.
Now I could stand here and recite a list of Exxon Mobile's achievements, as one of the finest served by the public of our time. But first I want to talk to you about how the person standing behind me shares the most precious rights with all us American.
Just like you Exxon enjoys the right to speak, the right to petition the government and the right for privacy. Just like you Exxon is straightforward in using these rights.
Exxon is what so many others pretend to be – a person with sound judgment which doesn't have to hide behind bluster to keep America strong.
Exxon won't just make a good Vice President – but will make a great one. After decades of steady work across the aisle, Exxon will be able to help me turn the page on the ugly partisanship in Washington, so we can bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass an agenda that works for the American people. And instead of secret task energy task forces and a Vice President that twists the facts and shuts the American people out, I know that Exxon Mobile will give us some real straight talk.
Many of you already relate with Exxon through your 401k, pension plan, or fueling habits. With Exxon Mobile as Vice President this deep relation will expand and have a real chance to be translated into changing Washington, America and the world beyond.
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