Skip to comments.McCain makes 2008 bid official
Posted on 04/26/2007 6:12:52 AM PDT by Norman Bates
Eight years after he opened his first presidential bid, Sen. John McCain yesterday became a full-fledged candidate once again, portraying himself as the senior statesman the country needs to lead it through broken politics and a difficult war.
"I'm not the youngest candidate. But I am the most experienced," he said. "I know how to work with leaders who share our dreams of a freer, safer and more prosperous world, and how to stand up to those who don't. I know how to fight and how to make peace. I know who I am and what I want to do."
Mr. McCain was in Portsmouth, N.H., the state that gave him a primary victory in 2000 in the nomination race he eventually lost to Texas Gov. George W. Bush, trying to recapture some of the magic from that year's Straight Talk Express campaign. But his official announcement comes even as he is suffering from overexposure and years under scrutiny as an unannounced candidate.
The Arizona Republican acknowledged the campaign's tedium, saying it has begun "earlier than many Americans prefer," and warned that the early start will only highlight the political differences that were apparent in the contentious 2006 election.
But Mr. McCain said he would try to bridge the divide.
"I expect us to argue over principle, but when a compromise consistent with our principles is within reach, I expect us to seize it," he said. "Americans expect us to disagree, but not just to win the next election."
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Here we go....
100 days until Ames, Iowa......
Yeah...we know who he is as well. That is his problem.
Is that a debate?
The Straw Poll, I believe, is in 100 days.
The Iowa Straw Poll, in Ames, is the first place where the field begins to winnow down.
Never good when you limp up to the starting line.
Yawn. McCain’s campaign is DOA.
How many times has he announced he’s running? 4?