9pm Hey everyone who just turned in for this. Right now there playing danger zone on stage at the RNC so nothing to report.
Lindsay Graham takes the stage "this speech is for the troops"
15 of 18 benchmarks have been met
Oil production is increasing
Anbar province was turned over this week.
The combat brigades that made up the surge returned home with victory
Obama's campaign is built around us losing in Iraq.
John put the soliders interest ahead of his own
for his honesty he was called disloyal
Some said he had commited political suicide
but it was the right thing to do.
Last Summer we came within two votes of congressional mandated surrender. Thank God for Joe Liberman.
Our troops will be heroes for the ages.
We our on the road to victory.
Victory "you can say it at this convention we are winning."
Obama inspired those who supported retreat and defeat
The surge was a test for Obama, he failed miserably
Our troops deserve a man who as walked in their shoes
has if we didn't know who he was talking about.
Were going to win this war
Talking about Palin
Video of Palin starts
Palin is a Maverick
talking about how Palin went after corruption in Alaska.
Fought oil companies that were short changing Alaska
Signed ethics reforms.
She's a self made giant.
Alaska's Maverick has joined America's Maverick
Palin off stage
Ridge is really boring.
exactly the same thing Graham said basically
I think I just heard three people clap.
Where some people see defeat John pursues victory.
McCain is better than Obama
we know that already that's why were watching this thing
"It's not about building a record it's about having one.
"It's not about talking pretty it's about talking straight."
Ridge has good lines, but he has a terrible delivery.
America is the greatest community ever made.
Let's call this maverick forward.
Something about red white and blue I've stopped listening.
That's John McCain! (slogan)
crowd starts chanting That's John McCain.
Ridge is still talking
Finally he's saying God Bless you.
Good thing this one wasn't on T.V.
Watching the cindy McCain video
I love the story about the child they adopted.
this is a really nice video, but nothing to really blog about on it.
Here's Cindy McCain!
All the McCain children are on the stage their being introduced.
Our hearts go out to the families that had to leave their homes because of the storms.
Our party has been grounded in the notion of service and unity since it's
America's are the most generous people in history.
I thought she was done the first time she said John McCain now I'm really confused.
I expect McCain to talk alot about the economy tonight. Everyone has already told his story.
Cindy is talking about Sarah now. nothing new.
I think John was a hero in Vietnam, but John just thinks it was his turn.
Talking about their children's service.
Cindy is still going. She's talking about the service she has done overseas. It's starting to sound like she's bragging about herself
Now she's talking about forgiveness and tying it to John McCain's attempts to normalize realtions with Vietnam.
John is a good man and a worthy man.
I recommend him to you for the next President of the United States.
I think she's done but I need confirmation from at least two sources.
I thought she was done five times during that speech. It was way too long.
McCain's video is starting were almost to the main event
McCain is a "Mama's Boy" So says his Mother.
"Prehaps he had more to do"
"He chose to spend four more years in Hell."
what a line, that actually describes his sacrfice better than anything else could.
This is a great video. I hope independents are watching.
That was a great video. Now here's Fred.
"When you live in a box your life is about keeping others from having to endure that box?
McCain is in the middle of the crowd.
McCain accepts the Nomination of President of the U.S.
USA! USA! USA!
McCain is talking everyone who supported him in getting here.
Says he can't imagine life without his family.
Cindy will make a great first lady.
Thanks his mother for the strength of her character.
She's 96 years young.
I won't let you down.
I look forward to earning undecided voters trust.
We're going to win this election.
Protestors interrupted and McCain says don't worry about the static
USA! USA! USA!
I will stand on your side and fight for your future
mentions Palin crowd goes nuts
McCain talks about Palin's successes.
She knows where she comes from and she knows who she works for, and she doesn't let anyone tell her to sit down.
I can't wait to introduce Sarah to Washington
Change is coming!!
You can count on it.
I understand who I work for, I work for you!
McCain uses the I will make them famous line about pork barrel spending.
Talks about all the special interest he's fought
I fought for more troops in Iraq when it wasn't the popular thing to do.
Talks about people we met on the trail says, "Their lives should matter to the people they elected to office and they matter to me."
The Party of Lincoln and Roosevelt is going to get back to Basics.
I'll appoint judges who understand the culture of life and don't legislate from the bench.
I will keep taxes low and cut them where I can.
Give a list of places he and Obama are different
Talking about taxes
Keeping more of your own money will allow you to save invest spend as you see fit.
Education is the civil rights issue of this century.
What good is it to have access to a failing school.
Let's attract good teachers and help bad teachers another line of work
He's talking about drilling.
The crowd is going nuts.
We'll attack energy on every front.
We will drill wells of shore and we'll drill them now
We'll build more Nuclear powerplants.
mentions other alternative energy
It's an ambishes plan it's time to show the world again how Americans lead.
The prospect of a better world is in our reach.
The Brave people of Georgia need our solidary and our prayers.
I will work to restore good relations with Russia
I know how the world works, I know the good and evil in it.
I know how to stand up to leaders that don't share our values.
McCain wants to leave an enduring peace.
We need to change the way goverment does almost everything.
Partisanship is want happens when people go to Washington to serve themselves and not you.
I have the record and the scars to prove it, senator Obama does not.
Let's use the best ideas from both sides.
My administration will set a new standard for transparacy and accountablity.
I've been a servant of my country first, last, and always.
McCain is telling his story.
I wasn't my own man anymore I was my Country's
Hits Obama, then says I fight for my country as long as I may live so help me God.
McCain makes a call to service
"Nothing makes you happier in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself."
Fight for America! "We're Americans we never give up, we never quit, we never hide from History, we make History!"
McCain off stage
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