Friday, April 4, 2008

PA Huckabee Backers: Support McCain

Note: This weekend (Saturday and Sunday) I'll be contacting people who supported Mike Huckabee for the Republican nomination. I'll be asking hundreds of such people to offer their full support (on their blogs and through contributions) to Senator John McCain. From all indications, Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee. Senator Obama differs from Gov. Huckabee (and John McCain) on every major issue -- from the sanctity of life to the War on Terrorism. As Bill Clinton observed, John McCain has given everything imaginable to his country, "aside from giving his life." He deserves the support of all thoughtful Americans. (Within a few weeks, I'll be contacting supporters of Hillary Clinton and asking them to back John McCain in the general election.)

I'll be back with my regular columns on Monday. Thanks as always for visiting. Your comments are always welcome.

The following material is from Day 1 of John McCain's inspiring "Service to America" tour:

Where the McCain story begins - The family traditions of duty, honor and sacrifice shaped John McCain from an early age and guided his vision for the future. Meridian is the home of McCain Field named after John McCain's grandfather, an admiral in the U.S. Navy.
An excerpt from John McCain's speech in Meridian:

"A distant ancestor served on General Washington's staff, and it seems my ancestors fought in most wars in our nation's history. All were soldiers - both Henry and Bill McCain were West Pointers - until my grandfather broke family tradition and entered the Naval Academy in 1902. He was succeeded there by my father, then me, and then my son."

Click here to read more about day one, including John McCain's full speech, a blog report from the road and the day's video.

The following material is from Day 2 of John McCain's "Service to America" tour:

The Mark of a Man - John McCain describes "the mark of a man," the imprint left on his heart by a once-in-a-lifetime relationship with a teacher whose lessons shaped his ideas about right and wrong, compassion and forgiveness. Alexandria, VA, is the home of Episcopal High School where John McCain attended school.

An excerpt from John McCain's speech in Alexandria follows:

"I doubt I will ever meet another person who had the impact on my life that my English teacher at Episcopal High School did. But I know there are many Americans who should teach and could influence children as beneficially as he did me. All children should have a teacher like I had, who they remember when they have children and grandchildren as one of the most fortunate relationships in their lives."

Click here to read more about day two, including John McCain's speech, blog report from the road and the day's video.

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