Speeches From The Republican Convention
September 4, 2008 In these prepared remarks from the Republican National Convention, Arizona Sen. John McCain paints himself as a maverick and Washington outsider, who is not beholden to any party and who will fight for voters' economic interests. He says he will reduce foreign aid and lower taxes, among other proposals.
September 4, 2008 In her speech Thursday evening, Cindy McCain said the world is facing perilous times and Americans need to help each other. She calls her husband a "source of inspiration" who has "shown the value of self-sacrifice." And she describes her upbringing, her role as a mother and her world charity work.
September 4, 2008 In his Thursday speech, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham focused on the U.S. military's role in Iraq. He criticized Obama for opposing the so-called troop surge, saying that the strategy had succeeded in quelling the violence there because of McCain's "courageous leadership."
September 3, 2008 In these prepared remarks, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin introduces herself to the Republican delegates by talking about her family background and her tenure as a governor. She also paints herself as a political outsider who, like her running mates, wants to reform Washington.
September 3, 2008 In his Wednesday speech, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tells Americans they are deciding on two candidates for "an important job that involves the safety and security of your family." He adds that Democrats are "in a state of denial about the threat that faces us now and in the future."
September 3, 2008 In these prepared remarks, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney goes after the Democratic Party for what he calls elitism and being overly liberal. He urges voters to support McCain, who, he says, like Reagan, supports lower taxes, less regulation and less spending on social programs.