WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. John McCain had the last word at Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, telling the New Hampshire audience he believes there is a need to "protect our American family."
The family is "under assault in many respects," said the Arizona lawmaker said, adding that there is "a transcendent struggle between good and evil. Everything we stand for and believe in is at stake here. We can win. We will never surrender. They will. I am prepared to lead."
McCain spoke of his leadership qualities: "My life and my experience, and my background, and my heroes inspire me, and qualify me to lead in this titanic struggle, which will not be over soon. But we will prevail."
–CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai