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Sunday, August 24, 2008

McCain Nightly Memo

Sunday, 8/24/08
72 Days to the Election of John McCain
McCain Nightly Memo
From: SE Regional Offices, Tallahassee
To: McCain Team Member
Topic: The Obama Record on Foreign Policy
In Case You Didn't Know...The foreign policy divide between John McCain and Senator Barack Obama is immense. John McCain has a lifetime of foreign policy experience, while Barack Obama has consistently demonstrated a complete lack of foreign policy judgement.

Despite the stunning security improvements that the Troop Surge has brought to Iraq, Barack Obama still refuses to admit that the Surge was a success. Meanwhile, Oba ma's new running mate, Senator Joe Biden, has repeatedly praised John McCain's early call for sending more troops to Iraq.

Senator Barack Obama has said that he would meet unconditionally with leaders like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other leaders of state sponsors of terror. The fact that Barack Obama would even consider meeting with Ahmadinejad demonstrates how naive and unknowledgeable Obama is about foreign policy. Both John McCain and Senator Joe Biden have criticized Obama on this matter.

Senator Obama has demonstrated a complete disinterest in foreign policy matters. Barack Obama's running mate, Senator Joe Biden, criticized Obama for being absent from the Iraq War debate. In addition, Senator Obama did not hold a single hearing on Afghanistan while at the helm of the subcommittee on European Affairs on Senate Foreign Relations Committee which overseas NATO.Must ClicksHillary Clinton was passed over for Senator Barack Obama's vice presidential pick, despite winning 18 million votes in the Democratic primary. Why did Obama not pick the most popular Democrat available to be his running mate? Is it because Clinton has stated that Barack Obama is not ready to be President?
Hillary Clinton Passed Over

John McCain makes his weekly radio address:
Listen to McCain's August 23rd Radio Address Here.

Must Reads

Little Rhetoric Riding Hood
By George Will
The Washington Post
August 24, 2008
Obama has also promised that "we will get 1 million 150-mile-per-gallon plug-in hybrids on our roads within six years." What a tranquilizing verb "get" is. This senator, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, is going to get a huge, complex industry to produce, and is going to get a million consumers to buy, these cars. How? Almost certainly by federal financial incentives for both -- billions of dollars of tax subsidies for automakers and billions more to bribe customers to buy cars they otherwise would spurn.

Conservatives are sometimes justly accused of ascribing magic powers to money and markets: Increase the monetary demand for anything, and the supply of it will expand. But it is liberals such as Obama who think that any new technological marvel or other social delight can be summoned into existence by a sufficient appropriation. Once they thought "model cities" could be, too.

Where will the electricity for these million cars come from? Not nuclear power (see above). And not anywhere else, if Obama means this: "I will set a hard cap on all carbon emissions at a level that scientists say is necessary to curb global warming -- an 80 percent reduction by 2050."

To read more, click here: Little Rhetoric Riding Hood

Biden, Obama at Odds Over Lobbyist Donations
By Jennifer Haberkorn & Jerry Seper
Washington TimesAugust 23, 2008

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama has made a pledge not to a ccept money from lobbyists, but his running mate - Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. - has collected over $200,000 from registered lobbyists in this year alone, according to a search of Senate lobbying records.

Mr. Biden's unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign and his still-pending race to be re-elected to the U.S. Senate in Delaware, according to the records, collected another $86,000 from lobbyists this year. The senator's political action committee, Unite Our States, also received $120,500 from lobbyists this year, the records show.

To read more, click here: Biden, Obama at Odds Over Lobbyist Donations

Finally This Evening...

John McCain will be accep ting the Republican nomination just over a week from now at the Republican National Convention. Are you willing to host a Convention Watch Party at your home or business?This is a great way to support John McCain with your family and friends, without even having to leave the comfort of your home. It is very important to have as many Convention Watch Parties as possible in North Carolina. A large number of Convention Watch Parties will demonstrate to the media and voters that momentum is building for our campaign.

The process for creating a Convention Watch Party is very simple. You can sign up on John McCain's website at www.johnmccain.com/conventionparties.
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