In his accptance speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Republican presidential candidate John McCain pledged to fight to restore the pride and principles of his party:
- We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us. We lost the trust of the American people when some Republicans gave in to the temptations of corruption. We lost their trust when rather than reform government, both parties made it bigger. We lost their trust when instead of freeing ourselves from a dangerous dependence on foreign oil, both parties and Senator Obama passed another corporate welfare bill for oil companies. We lost their trust, when we valued our power over our principles.
We're going to change that. We're going to recover the people's trust by standing up again for the values Americans admire. The party of Lincoln, Roosevelt and Reagan is going to get back to basics, said John McCain.
For the full text of Senator McCain's speech, see attachment.
For videoclip of the McCain speech, and further material on the Republican 2008 Convention - see this link: