McCain is holding firm on his Iraq stance
(CNN)–Despite the effect the issue is having on his poll numbers, Senator John McCain says he will not change his stance on the Iraq war. "I'll take my stand on this war," he said Saturday in Greenville, South Carolina. "I would much rather lose a campaign than a war."
He took issue with Congressional Democrats who, he said, want to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq too early. "We will not allow the United States to lose this war," the Arizona Republican said. "If the war's lost, who won? Al Qaeda? Tell that to the 160,000 brave young Americans who are serving and sacrificing in Iraq today as we speak."
McCain attended a minor league baseball game in Greenville on Friday evening. He was due to meet with supporters in Aiken, South Carolina Saturday afternoon.
–CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford