Conservative Face-Off– McCain Versus CPAC

FOX News has the livestream of the broadcast HERE.

Former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen introduces Senator McCain.
The crowd seems respectful enough to Senator Allen, anyway.
Oops. Senator Allen introduced Senator Coburn (R-OK) who will introduce John McCain. He sure is giving a long-winded introduction.
–I still think Ann Coulter should have introduced him.

So Senator McCain has from February to November to run his campaign against the Democrats.
Do you suppose anyone will stick around to see Huckabee on Saturday at 9:00 AM?

McCain gets a nice round of applause as he comes on stage.
This may take some time to get used to.

Republican presidential hopeful, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, talks with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., soon after their charter plane landed at Washington Dulles International Airport Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. (AP Photo)

Michelle Malkin and Bryan from HotAir are in the audience.
Romney gets applause- Huckabee gets boos.

McCain says he knows he has the responsibility to unite the Republican Party.
That will be a large task.

He says he will support the Bush tax cuts (now).
Wow. He talks about standing his ground on immigration plan- Boos.
Says he will secure the borders first(?)

The senator says he will work to reduce the size of government and will not expand entitlement programs. Says he will make the Bush tax cuts permanent- applause.
He won’t let democratic Congress raise taxes and choke economy.

“I know about the sufferings of war more than any other candidate… I will not allow a withdrawal from Iraq. I will tell Iran that we will not allow their threats to Israel… I will stay on offense in the war.”

CPAC has a blog post page- Cool.
Check it out to see what others are saying.

** Suzie passed on the reports that McCain had supporters bussed in(?)

Mary Katharine Ham liveblogged the McCain talk.

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