McCain Launches Exploratory Committee, Wants GOP to Look Beyond “Self-Interest”


No shocker here:

On the same day he launched a presidential exploratory committee, McCain said voters felt that Republicans valued their incumbency over their beliefs on such conservative standards as limited and efficient government – and he urged a return to those tenets.

“Americans had elected us to change government, and they rejected us because they believed government had changed us,” the four-term senator said. “We must spend the next two years reacquainting the public and ourselves with the reason we came to office in the first place: to serve a cause greater than our self-interest.”

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