John McCain Speaks
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John McCain is up first this morning at the Washington Briefing. His camp played an introductory video that highlights his opposition to the original Iraq strategy.
In his speech, he's not afraid to call radical Islam "evil" and makes a very impassioned case that it is. Over all though, he seems subdued. Subdued, I guess, isn't the right word, but comes the closest. He is not raising his voice, yelling, pounding fists, or anything else. It's as if John McCain has decided that the force of his convictions will come through.
And you know what? It works. Here towards the end he's picking up voice and bringing the audience to applause when he gets on judges. He points out he supported Alito and Roberts. He also says "don't federalize issues not in the constitution."
Now, here you go -- I've typing this live. After a good bit of his subdued speech, he's not got the audience's attention and now he's fired up about the issues -- abortion, federal judicial grabs of power, etc. But, he hasn't gotten to immigration.
Great line he throws in: "I am pro-life because I know what it's like to live without human rights."
[UPDATE:] McCain just finished. His speech was well received. He did not mention immigration, but really focused on life, federalism, and the troops.