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The Presidential Debates

Country First

The Economic Bailout

Republican National Convention

VP Candidate Sarah Palin

U.S. Senate Leadership

The War in Iraq

"When the people of Iraq are liberated, we will again have written another chapter in the glorious history of the United States of America."  I advocate for the "surge" and counterinsurgency strategy of General Petraeus.  The surge has paid off.  From June 2007 through March 2008, sectarian and ethnic violence in Iraq declined by 90%. Civilian and coalition forces deaths fell by 70%.

  • Push for political reconciliation and good government
  • Get Iraq's economy back on its feet
  • Call for international pressure on Syria and Iran

When Iraqi forces can safeguard their own country, American troops can return home.

U.S. Senate Voting Record

McCain: Country First

"This is a historic election. These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to Senator Obama tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face. 

"I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises, to bridge our differences, and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

"Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans." 

- Senator John McCain, Concession Speech, November 4, 2008

"Senator McCain fought long and hard in this campaign, and he's fought even longer and harder for the country that he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine. We are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader."

- President-elect Barack Obama, Victory Speech, November 4, 2008



  • Born August 29, 1936 in Panama Canal Zone, my father a 4-star US Navy admiral
  • Married Carol Shepp, adopting her children Douglas & Andrew and having a daughter Sidney
  • Divorced Carol and married Cindy Lou Hensley beer heiress in 1980
  • Had children Meghan, Jack, and James, and adopted Bangladeshi orphan Bridget
  • Here is my 2007 Financial Disclosure

America's Healthcare

I believe the key to Health Care Reform is to restore control to patients so they can afford and acquire the treatment and preventative care they need.

  • Expand the benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for families
  • Work with states to establish a guaranteed access plan
  • My Plan of Action to lower healthcare costs

The Economy

Across America, families are facing economic challenges. Gas prices are rising, mortgages are threatened, and thousands have lost their jobs. I have outlined several near-term, tangible plans to address the challenges confronting Americans.

National Security

As President, I will strengthen the military, shore up alliances, and ensure we can protect the homeland, deter potential military challenges, respond to any crisis that endangers our security, and prevail in any conflict we are forced to fight.

  • Fighting against violent Islamic extremists and terrorist tactics
  • Modernizing and increasing the size of the American military
  • Taking care of our military personnel and their families