For those who didn’t get enough of John McCain during the campaign, and I imagine they are few, the erstwhile Republican presidential candidate has a new PAC to work towards his Teddy Roosevelt vision. Inboxes around the nation received this invitation from Senator McCain to keep fighting and following him after his loss to Barack Obama:
In the time since the 2008 presidential campaign ended I have had a chance to reflect on many things. And as I said on election night, I truly cannot adequately express how indebted I am to you, my entire campaign team and my running mate, Governor Sarah Palin.
The road was a difficult one from the outset. Yet, your faith, your support and friendship never wavered. Just as I have proudly served my country for more than half a century I am as committed as ever to helping see our mission through.
So to continue the movement, I have decided to launch a new grassroots organization called Country First.
Today, I’m asking you as a friend and supporter to renew your commitment to our common goals by becoming a Charter Member of Country First with an online contribution.
Country First will allow us to strengthen our Party, better define our Republican ideals and message, recruit and back strong, dedicated candidates and continue our efforts to bring real reform to government by always putting our country and the noble ideals she stands for first.
Together, we can make government more responsive to today’s problems and more answerable to the people. That’s why I hope you will become a Charter Member of Country First and support our cause by following this link to make a generous contribution of any amount today.
With your help we can work to elect these new leaders to Governorships, Statehouses, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and beyond. Once in office they will become fierce advocates for limited government, economic opportunity, personal responsibility and strong national security.
On Election Night last year, I called on all Americans not to despair of our present difficulties but to believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.
Today, I am asking you to join Country First to continue fighting for the worthy cause of revitalizing both our democracy and our Party.
Our goals will never be realized if your voice falls silent. You are the best hope for our country’s success. Please stay in this fight with me; our country needs your service now as much as ever.
I know that together we can make a difference – we already have. Again, I thank you for your unwavering friendship and support.
P.S. Country First will serve as a powerful voice for the American people. It will allow us to get our Republican message out to the voters and elect a new generation of Republican leaders who can go to Statehouses and Congress to fight for all we believe in. Please join as a Charter Member of Country First by following this link to make a contribution today. Thank you.
Color me less than enthused. I like John McCain personally, but his policy directions to a significant extent run counter to mine. I like his work on spending and pork, and his adamant defense of the war in Iraq and the general war on terror. When it comes to immigration and economics, though, I don’t consider McCain a good representative of my views or of the conservative movement in general. I’d be much more inclined to support an organization that has a solid track record on the entire spectrum of conservative policy, such as Heritage Foundation, rather than a start-up PAC like this.