John and Cindy McCain toured the Philadelphia area, over a two-day period making a stop at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield, in hopes to encourage voting to change Washington on Nov. 4 and overcome Senator Obama’s 6.2 point lead in the polls over McCain.
Cindy McCain, along with Rudy Giuliani, visited Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield on Oct. 20 to an intimate, yet diverse crowd. Other guests to the event were Tom Manion, candidate for U.S. Rep., Supriya Jindal, wife of Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Kitty Martinez, wife of Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, and Greta Van Susteren, host of the Fox News show, “On the Report.”
The next morning, at T.C. Millwork in Bensalem, John McCain made an appearance along with his wife, Cindy. The packed crowd was enthusiastic from the very beginning, even hours before McCain took the stage.
Once the music was done playing and the crowd was ready to listen, Tom Manion took the stage to introduce himself and the McCains.
“The McCain-Palin-Manion ticket shows a clear difference from that of our opponents,” said Manion. “We will keep our promises and change America in the best way. Because of all the courage and hope the McCain's exhibit, John and Cindy McCain are the poster family for America.”
Soon after, Cindy McCain took the podium as her husband stood to her side.
“We need a president with the character to lead and John has the character to lead,” said McCain, followed with an uproar of cheers and applause. “We don't need any more empty hopes and promises!”
The McCain camp used the fact that their family, along with Sarah Palin’s son are all serving in Iraq as an attempt to taint the patriotism of Senator Obama, and Joe Biden, and reach out to those whose loved ones are also serving in Iraq.
“We teach our children the values we stand for. Between Governor Palin, John, and I, we have three sons serving and protecting our country in Iraq,” said McCain.
After Cindy McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, took the podium. He discussed the controversial comments Senator Joseph Biden was recorded saying in recent days about the future experience of Sen. Barack Obama as President. The McCain camp has taken the bait and now features prime time commercials with Biden speaking out of context about what Obama may have to face if voted into the White House.
“Joe Biden said this past weekend that President Obama will be tested with an international crisis within six months of taking office,” said Graham. “We shouldn't have to test the next president. We should know for sure that they will be able to lead!”
“Barack Obama said recently, if there would be a crisis, he would need the backing of his supporters. We need a man to be president who can lead alone,” said Graham, met with enthusiasm by the audience.
The McCain camp has taken an attack approach in attempts to persuade Americans that Barack Obama isn’t experienced enough to be elected President and that he should display strong leadership if he can stand up to the dilapidated conditions in Washington. We have all experienced the strife in the last eight years of a president, who leads “alone,” in the sense that George W. Bush has not considered many Americans lives when making legislative decisions.
John McCain then took the stage. After a long period of cheers and applause, McCain stated his plan for America.
“We can't wait around another eight years for Washington to clean itself up,” said McCain. “We need to take action! I will return America to be first place in the world.” Senator McCain has stuck to his guns as a reputed “maverick,” as he has slandered Obama’s image and remains on the victory and triumph power hungry America standpoint.
Next, McCain criticized his opponents on multiple issues.
Senator Obama's plan to raise taxes on some in order to give checks to others isn't a tax cut, it's just another government giveaway,” said McCain. “We don't want a president who invites testing from the world, in a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting in two wars.”
“Senator Obama is more interested in controlling who gets your piece of pie, than he is in growing the pie,” said McCain.
McCain went on to discussing the need for alternative fuels for America. “We need to stop sending $700 billion a year to countries that don't like us that much,” said McCain. “We need to find a solution, and we need to find it now! Clean coal is the answer we are looking for!”
Contrary to his propaganda on oil companies and new fuel technology, McCain has voted against bio-diesel and hybrid technologies for more fuel efficient autos and sees drilling offshore as a short term economic sigh for oil prices, which will lead to extreme environmental damage and no long term solution to the American oil addiction.
McCain then pointed to individuals in the crowd wearing “Clean Coal” t-shirts and hats, shouting, “Clean coal! Clean coal! Clean Coal!”
As final comments, McCain said words that left the audience on a vague, yet positive note.
“Have courage and never give up hope,” said McCain, as he left the stage to greet the audience individually.