John McCain for President MAG

By Heidi H., Rockwall, TX, Rockwall, TX

Republican candidate John McCain has experience in our nation’s government. His views on border security and the environment make him well suited for the nation’s soon-to-be vacant spot in the White House.

McCain shows great leadership and involvement in the nation’s welfare. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was a naval aviator for 22 years. He survived his first near-death experience in July 1967, as he was preparing to take off on a bombing mission during the Vietnam War. A rocket from a nearby plane struck and exploded the fuel tanks of McCain’s plane. McCain was given the option to go home with an honorable discharge, but he refused and volunteered for another five and half years. This act of courage shows McCain’s perseverance, strength, and determination to serve his country.

During McCain’s twenty-third bombing mission in Vietnam, he was shot down. Fortunately, he survived, but he became a prisoner of war for years at the “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp. After his release, ­McCain demonstrated once again his tenacious love for his country, continuing his career as a naval aviator. McCain retired from the Navy in 1981 with the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and the Distinguished Flying Cross honors.

In 1982, McCain was elected to the House of Representatives from Arizona. He promoted strengthening the armed forces, reforming government, and eliminating unnecessary federal spending. Then, in 1986, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and has served continuously since.

McCain has experience close to the presidential ­position, making him an ideal next president of the United States. His campaign slogan speaks for itself: “Ready From Day One.” His experience in the armed forces and involvement in Congress give McCain significant advantages over other candidates.

McCain holds firm to his desire to secure the ­borders, and provides an effective plan for doing this. Illegal immigrants flood into the nation, costing millions of taxpayer dollars. McCain has devised a plan to tighten security at our borders. By doing this, McCain believes that the U.S. will be able to address immigration problems more effectively. McCain recognizes the importance of building strong allies with Latin America and assimilating our immigrant population, having them learn U.S. history and English.

McCain will also lead the way to a cleaner, greener environment. As a leader in preventing global warming, he vows to ensure cleaner air and water. McCain also believes that conserving U.S. resources will boost the nation’s economy. In addition, he would promote global participation in reducing greenhouse gases. McCain would like to reduce carbon emissions by harnessing market forces, promoting alternative energy, and reducing dependence on foreign fuel. McCain will create a presidential legacy by promoting the conservation of our environment.

John McCain is the best candidate in the 2008 ­election because his experience outweighs that of ­other candidates. ­McCain has devised two necessary plans that would directly help U.S. citizens and further the ­nation as a world power by setting a positive example for other countries.


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massacre said...
on Apr. 17 2011 at 7:41 pm
massacre, Lakewood, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Hate is a word for somebody you love but no longer believe in."

Well... on a certain level, I agree with Beachgirl1. I, as a biracial American, didn't really think much of his skin color, and wasn't rooting for him because of it. I believed in his politics more than I did McCain's. But many ignorant people looked at his skin color rather than his political standing place. Personally, I don't think that it's fair. As a sidenote, I thought it was stupid that people referred to him as the "black president". He is biracial-- black and white. Get over yourself. :P

on Apr. 17 2011 at 3:21 pm
Beachgirl1 PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"If You Don't Fight Back, You've Already Lost."
"Don't suppress Laughter, it goes to your thighs."

yes, that is who the people voted for. I bet you most voted for him because of his skin color, and some voted against him because of it as well. there is bias on both sides

massacre said...
on Apr. 10 2011 at 10:45 pm
massacre, Lakewood, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Hate is a word for somebody you love but no longer believe in."

ha, I guess it made me sound bias or something. That's what my friend (Who is always reading over my shoulder) said... Oh well. :)

on Apr. 10 2011 at 5:49 pm
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

Why did "laughing" make you sound bad? :)

massacre said...
on Apr. 8 2011 at 4:44 pm
massacre, Lakewood, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Hate is a word for somebody you love but no longer believe in."

Hahaha. Oh. Wait. That made me sound bad. But I do agree with you, Aspiringauthor. Obama was who America chose.

on Mar. 14 2011 at 3:11 pm
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

I take it you're Republican.

Error BRONZE said...
on Mar. 11 2011 at 9:04 am
Error BRONZE, Plano, Texas
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Someone else said "goboma" earlier in the comments. I was making fun of the comment.

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:46 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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i love you

ha! they were putting their opinion up and it DID make people think! i think they did really really well. i don't think people should get so mad about it. it's just opinion for crying out loud! isn't everyone allowed to speak their beliefs?

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:41 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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i love you

i agree conservative71196!! 100%- ly (i mean all the way.)

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:37 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
i love you

you didn't spell his name right

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:36 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
i love you

well... as i have thought looking through the posts, nobody's perfect! what change did he bring? not much of one, at least for me. i still go to school everyday and i still know i'm not gonna get killed at school. well i don' t know for sure but i'm not afraid that it'll happen because there's a slim chance for that.

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:32 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
i love you

i don't know if i have the same thoughts as you but i think he's trying, he has to be to be president! i don't think he was quite ready to take on the job though. but saying he is an idiot and a liar is quite radical. but i think your piece really made people think~ obviously. good job!:) i like it

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:25 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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i love you

ha! did you see, someone spelled obama wrong, goes to see how little they know about him. i don't think it's all the republicans faults and saying it is isn't all that open minded. just saying. oh and no one is perfect. and the funny thing is, the nation hasn't improved one bit since obama became president. i don't think people should place blame on a whole group of people. doing that is acting hitler-ish. just saying. i agree with you natalie

on Mar. 8 2011 at 4:30 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

(I'm going to assume this is an old essay) While I may not agree with everything you say, this is a very well written and clearly researched essay. I'm half convinced that McCain should have been elected, but I'm a minor and Obama is already in office so it doesn't really matter. It would have been good for you to have gone into a bit more detail, but like I said, it doesn't matter anymore.

Anita PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 23 2011 at 3:39 pm
Anita PLATINUM, Santa Cruz, California
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Natalie M-- wow. Are you serious? what if the people were born into poor households and didn't have the opportunity or money to go to college? you cannot just assume that all poor people are lazy. Just because you were born into a privileged environment doesn't mean that all people who weren't are bad. Your post makes me sad.

wi234 said...
on Jan. 23 2011 at 6:47 am
wi234, Boston, Massachusetts
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The article was good but i strongly disagree with some of the things said in it. For one thing the writer talks about how illegal "flood into this country " seeming to refer to them like invaders when they are capable of expanding job growth 

on Jan. 8 2011 at 7:59 pm
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

Are you even kidding me? The elections have been over for so long. All this did was stir things up, and you know it. Obama is doing as great a job as he CAN do as President. I am sorry, but my opinion is that this article was simply an immature attempt to start an angry debate between others. 

Hmaxil said...
on Oct. 21 2010 at 8:39 am
Hmaxil, Carbondale, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“Mad Hatter: No wonder you're late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow.”

You cannot blame obama for the lack of constructive policies etc. If the republicans in the house of representitives and the senate actually took the time to think about approving some of the policies instead of atomatically rejecting them beacause they come from a democrate in office,then Obama would have allready made a lot of head way.

poppy_lin GOLD said...
on Oct. 16 2010 at 12:23 pm
poppy_lin GOLD, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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obama is trying. bush did push all his leftover stimulas money to obama, so he wouldn't have to face it. it's not one person's fault.

mcCain supported to "don't ask, don't tell" policy. he is beyond conservative. i do not support mcCain.

obama did not change everything in one year, and most of us are severely disappointed, i am one of them. i do not like President Obama.

its not just one person's actions that do something to an economy. good article, i may not agree, but thanks for your opinion!

cheers! (btw i am an independent)


Error BRONZE said...
on Oct. 13 2010 at 2:56 pm
Error BRONZE, Plano, Texas
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The full text of my comment was:

"GOBOMA!

lolz"

I have no idea how you interpreted that as support for McCain.



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