Thursday, August 30, 2007

McCain Re-launches with Impressive Video

In an effort to resuscitate a once promising campaign, Sen. John McCain's team has released this very high quality 12 minute video on

The video focuses on McCain's inspiring story as a POW in Vietnam, and the qualities and perspective he'd bring to the job of president. It begins with amazing footage of a 31 year old McCain being interviewed by his captors.

After his near miss in 2000, McCain made the strategic mistake of ditching his Straight Talk Express, maverick persona and cozying up to the party's conservative establishment. He embraced President Bush (literally) and courted the religious-right he had stood up to in his first run for the White House.

But a funny thing happened on his way to the nomination... he was never accepted by the Bush crowd, and he lost his identity as a straight shooting independent and the considerable support that came with it.

Now his campaign is struggling to continue.

However, no one can take McCain's story away from him. In Vietnam, he volunteered for dangerous missions, spent more than 5 years in a POW camp (mostly in solitary confinement), and showed undeniable character.

His campaign may not be looking too good right now, but I wouldn't count McCain completely out. Either way, with his resume, he doesn't have to prove anything to anyone.

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