Monday, April 21, 2008

"Time For Action"

Today is the first day of McCain's "Time for Action" tour, in Selma and Thomasville, Alabama. The following is the close of his remarks at Selma today. (They were sent early by his campaign)

My friends, Americans change things. We always have. We don’t hide from problems or mistakes or history. We change things and we make history. Hope in America is not based in delusion, but in the faith that everything is possible in America. The time for pandering and false promises is over. It is time for action. It is time for change; the right kind of change; change that trusts in the strength of free people and free markets; change that doesn’t return to policies that empower government to make our choices for us, but that works to ensure we have choices to make for ourselves. For we have always trusted Americans to build from the choices they make for themselves, a safer, stronger and more prosperous country than the one they inherited.

I have always believed in this country, in a good America, a great America. But I have always believed we can build a better America. I am here because it is a place where great Americans once fought to do just that, and I’m going to places where they are still fighting for change; to make us a better country. I am going to meet and learn from patriots