October 13th, 2008
08:17 AM ET
6 years ago

New McCain stump: 'We've got them just where we want them'

McCain is unveiling a new stump speech today.
McCain is unveiling a new stump speech today.

(CNN) – With Election Day just three weeks away, John McCain will unveil a new stump speech Monday that will signal his campaign's closing push. McCain's remarks will speak to the need for Americans to evaluate and consider the new direction this country must take, and which candidate has the proven record, experience and readiness to deliver against growing challenges.

An excerpt from his prepared remarks below:

"Let me give you the state of the race today. We have 22 days to go. We’re 6 points down. The national media has written us off. Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections, and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we’ve got them just where we want them.

"What America needs in this hour is a fighter; someone who puts all his cards on the table and trusts the judgment of the American people. I come from a long line of McCains who believed that to love America is to fight for her. I have fought for you most of my life. There are other ways to love this country, but I’ve never been the kind to do it from the sidelines."


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soundoff (326 Responses)
  1. sal

    You have already loss McCain

    You may loss senate seat. Obama will win arizona

    LOL LOL

    McCain is first to shoot, and will lose big

    Obama Biden have won.

    15th will seal the deal for obama

    negative attacks

    October 13, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  2. Ian Briigs

    Can somebody please deflate this old windbag – I'm sure it will happen on November 5th when he wakes up to nothing!

    October 13, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  3. Mb

    He still just don't get it WE WANT CHANGE AND HE CAN'T DELIVER IT PERIOD

    October 13, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  4. rob

    And America has you and you bimbo where we want you - YOUR A LIAR -A CHEAT-YOU CHANGE EVERY DAY–WHO CAN BELIEVE A WORD YOU SAY.-STOP TAKING CINDY;S FUNNY LITTLE PILLS..YOU WERE FOR DEREGULATION–WHAT HAPPENED–CAUGHT AGAIN JOHNNY BOY!

    October 13, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  5. Brian from KY

    It's over John. The damage is done. I trust Obama to clean it up not you.

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  6. C A

    Go home John.

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  7. borngr8t

    Yeah....right....
    A few months late and millions of dollars short.
    Desperation at it's worst.

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  8. Anne

    anymore of McCains BS and I think I shall vomit.

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  9. Don

    Uh oh McCain has been taking campaign tips from Rudi Giuliani again...

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  10. Funkemariechen, Berlin

    Rather than "whip" his oponents "you-know-what" Mr.McCain may consider to lay out some substantial and reliable plans for solving the worldwide economic and ecologic crisis.

    Who are those 40+ Percent people voting for this McCain-Palin ticket anyway.
    BTW – Thats the same question the planet asked 4 and 8 years ago.

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  11. Tiffany J.

    Go sit down, McCain. You're done.

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  12. bill for barack

    Yeah, he's got them where he wants them all righty – only it's 11 points ahead and not six.
    All John McWallace can do in the debate is make a fool of himself and let his infamous temper engulf theRepublican ticket in the flames of destruction.

    October 13, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  13. Diana

    Oh yeah John, now we're your "friends" too little too late.

    October 13, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  14. Karen

    What a pathetic man McCain is. He keeps bringing up the same lies in slightly different words.

    October 13, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  15. thr2

    Which really means in the last debate McCain will probably pull out all stops when it comes to running a nasty campaign.
    I hope the American people have learned that all the Republicans ever do is talk about how bad the opposition is, never what they themsleves actually are for and will do. This goes back to Bush Senior but at least the person responsible for the Willie Horton ads, Lee Atwater, alter apoligized on his deathbed for running that type of smear,

    October 13, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  16. Charlie in Maine

    Don't worry Senator McSame I am sure your campaign is "fundementally sound". Anything can happen though so make sur to vote Obama supporters.

    October 13, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  17. Duncan

    "Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections, and concede defeat in Iraq."

    How can anyone in their right mind vote for McCain? I can't stand fear mongering and outright lies. I don't like Obama much, but with each day, my dislike for McCain grows. The thought of him being President sickens me.

    October 13, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  18. Vickie

    I don't think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 13, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  19. clem

    Can someone tell McCain to stop telling us what he can't do
    This whole thing is funny to we who see the election outside the State as funny, what on earth is making thinking when he pick that Woman called palin, nothing Good is coming from his camp, just like what the Uk press said 4years again might come back this year..
    How can 4Million Americans be soooooo Dumb to Vote for Bush the second time and what we are seeing now is another 4years of thesame Bush, i just hope this people are seeing what McCain have to offer..
    What a Shame to the People of US... if McCain Wins

    October 13, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  20. swajan

    sen.john maccain is the most experienced and most eligible,most inteligient and more dedicated candidate then anybody in this election.americans wants experience then not any false and failed promises of obama,so i request everybady to judge before they decide.
    cheers,
    swajanking

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  21. THAT ONE for president

    McCain reminds me of mr. magoo. hehe. you planned to be behind?

    Its the economy stupid.

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  22. Republican not buying it..

    (Yawn) .... Say it with me now, John... "President Obama".

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  23. RealVoter

    In your dreams McCain. This game is over. Last debate will be dominated on the subject of Economy and you have no idea how that works so just leave us alone and retire.

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  24. nick

    Mccain, are you not lying?

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  25. bob

    I think spending most of a war in a prison camp is "fighting from the sidelines."

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
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