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McCain Supporters Cry, 'Mac is Back!'

By Michael D. Shear
CONCORD, N.H. -- Racing across New Hampshire in his Straight Talk Express bus, McCain held seven outdoor rallies where he offered brief but intense speeches as enthusiastic crowds yelled "Mac is Back!"

"I want to be president not to ride around in a helicopter," he told a crowd in Concord. "I want to do the hard things."

McCain aides say they believe he will win, but they conceded that the outcome will be close, especially if most of the independents vote in the Democratic primary. McCain is especially strong among independents, so fewer of them in the Republican party is a problem for his campaign.

At an early evening rally in downtown Manchester, McCain vowed to veto pork barrel projects, fix social security, clean up the planet and to follow Osama bin Laden "to the gates of Hell." He also vowed that America will never give up in the fight against terrorism, but he said it as if he was talking about his campaign as well.

"We will never surrender. We will never surrender," he yelled. "They will."

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 7, 2008; 5:38 PM ET
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McCain has all the expertice that being a Prisoner of War offers! Why I bet he will somehow survive even the worst defeats!

McCain should already be sitting around a VA Hall reminiscing His exploits against Kaiser Wilhelm in those trenches! How Aeroplanes modified Military planning and such...

Posted by: rat-the | January 7, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

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