John McCain to Tallahassee Veterans: Help America Elect Mitt Romney

By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 4, 2012 3:55 AM
John McCain

U.S. Sen. John McCain

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain -- always popular among fellow veterans -- turned up in Tallahassee at a packed American Legion Post Wednesday, campaigning for Mitt Romney.

Winning Florida is vital for Romney, said McCain. The Republican U.S. senator from Arizona challenged the veterans in the room to spend a half hour a day over the next month calling people and working to support Romney’s campaign.

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Credit: Dave Heller Video

Jobs -- that's the No. 1 issue in this campaign, he said, but there are other serious issues. President Barack Obama and his administration should be taken to task for either his willful ignorance or deliberate deceit in the case of the embassy attack in Libya. There were definite warning signs, McCain said.

Vets received the 2008 presidential candidate warmly and enthusiastically. 

See for yourself. Look at McCain's entire Tallahassee speech on Dave Heller's video here. 

At the end of the speech, notice the odd moment when a man claiming to be a veteran climbed onto the stage, approached a momentarily alarmed McCain, then bear-hugged and saluted him.

Reach Nancy Smith at nsmith@sunshinestatenews.com or at (850) 727-0859.

Comments (1)

Pat Lavins
4:44PM OCT 6TH 2012
John McCain is obviously not aware that Veterans are being educated to the fact that the absurd Paul Ryan plan mandates a 18% cut in veterans benefits. Anyone who is foolish enough to waste a vote on any Republican is NOT voting in their own best interests.

Republicans block a vote on providing jobs for our military troops returning home to Iraq and Afghanistan. It is clear that Republicans believe that our military and veteran commnity do not know what is going on in the world around them. The reality is that they do and that is why either the military or veteran community is likely to waste a vote on any Republican.

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