McCain Asks NC Faithful To Fight For New Direction

Republican presidential candidate John McCain is asking his supporters to "fight for a new direction for our country."

McCain opened a town hall-style event Monday at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington with an impassioned speech in which he implored his supporters to make history. Trailing in national polls, the event was McCain's first public appearance in North Carolina since May.

His rival, Democratic candidate Barack Obama, has visited North Carolina several times, and polls indicate the race is now a tossup in a state that hasn't voted for a Democrat in three decades.

McCain's speech appealed to both the future of the country and the future of his campaign as he told the crowd, "Don't give up. Be strong. Have courage and fight."

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  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Oct 15, 2008 at 12:40 AM
    To Alicia..You are correct. The military will abide by the orders of the Commander and Chief; however they know the Democrats significantly reduce military spending when they are in office. Take notice young NCO's finally are in new housing at Cherry Point. Bush pushed this along. The Dems do not understand that without national security a country will not have economic prosperity. OBAMA would have problems obtaining a confidential clearance, if he was properly investigated. The FAR LEFT crowd, of the Democratic Party, has stolen the ideals of its past party platforms. The Democratic Party doesn't help poor people, it OPPRESSES them! There are too many people who are lawyers in CONGRESS and to few with a military background. Wake up America!
  • by Just for Change Location: North Carolina on Oct 14, 2008 at 11:57 AM
    To "Obama Snake Oil" it doesn't matter what Fox or Witn mention people are going to vote for who they wanna vote for regardless.If that many people were afraid of Obama,then I feel that McCain should be ahead. What do you think????
  • by Alicia Location: New Bern on Oct 14, 2008 at 11:32 AM
    Let me just say that being from a predominantly military town, if I know the military right they do not want some wet behind the ears senator playing war games and trying to bring them home from a war that is not completed yet. That goes against everything that they stand for when they joined the military in the first place. The media will distort what is really going on in Iraq to high heaven. In the Bosnian conflict my boss was a Croatian and he had satellite TV in Croatia and the news reports there compared to the news reports here were like night and day! All propaganda! As far as the polls go, go to AFR (American Family Radio) website and look at the poll they have going asking "Do we think Barack Obama is experienced enough for the Presidency" Over 85,000 say "No". I agree with this poll! Eat him alive McCain/Palin! Semper Fi!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 14, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    The amazing thing I find in this election is the lack of information from the news media. Marwan, your posting is correct as I researched this in several places as well. Then there is the ACORN story. Witn mentions the news about Nevada, however, Fox mentions that many states are finding voter fraud like Ohio. Last night they had a guy say he registered 73 times? Where is the big three? No mention of it? Now, the important facts the media hasn't mentioned. 80% of Americans are afraid of Obama and 14% are afraid of McCain. This poll was released on Fox this am. The media already has Obama measuring for curtains in the whitehouse? The real news here is we are not getting the truth, true that the media is in the tank for the guy. I think you will be suprised by the election. Most will vote for McCain regardless of polls.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 14, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    MARWAN; I personally thank you for taking the time to post this information. While I was already aware of it, hopefully some of these blind Obama kool-aide drinkers will read it and re-think their positions. I have little faith this will happen, but you have made it easy for those who are ignorant to get a little education. Hopefully SOME of them will connect the dots. I fear for our nation with Obama as the President. As far as our media not spending any time on this, well as you and the rest of already know...they are primarily in the tank for Obama and will not report much of anything that will show Obama for what he really is or harm his campaign. We are currently on a fast track to destroying ourselves from with in much the same way that Rome did. MAN as a race is basically stupid. History continues to repeat itself no matter what. The world is over run with ignorance that ignores history despite the facts.
  • by CINDY Location: BATH,NC on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:47 PM
    You are right MARWAN. " Beware of the enemy within. Also watch out for false saviours. Vote Navy McCain lets be safe.
  • by MARWAN Location: NC on Oct 13, 2008 at 06:17 PM
    Marwan I am a Arab I hope they print a breif histoy of Barack Obama I posted. Vote for McCain/Palin. If they do not post it beware. A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - 'Beware of the enemy from within'!!!vote McCain/Palin
  • by MARWAN Location: NC on Oct 13, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan? They are in charge of all those 'small' Internet campaign contributions for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East? And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on 'This Week' with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said, 'My Muslim faith'. When questioned, 'he made a mistake'. Some mistake. All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it - Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981 The Washington Times - September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008. Now the BIG question - If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven't all of our 'intelligent' members of the press been reporting this.
  • by MARWAN Location: NC on Oct 13, 2008 at 06:13 PM
    Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama's boss. She is now Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz, Iran! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy? On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley, advisor to Obama, was 'sacked' after the press found out he was having regular contacts with 'Hamas', which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq, hewas having regular contacts with 'Hamas', which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will 'Take care of things'
  • by MARWAN Location: NC on Oct 13, 2008 at 06:10 PM
    BARACKS HISTORY Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago. In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with 'seed money' for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans - Where did he get the money for the property? On the same day Rezko's wife, Rita, BR purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price.The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama's new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko. More Baracks history to come
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