Here is the e-mail that went to Saxby Chambliss’ steering committee about the McCain endorsement.
Dear Steering Committee,
I want you to know that today I am endorsing Senator John McCain as our Republican nominee for President of the United States. He is a man of integrity who understands that the world is a dangerous place and he will continue to make certain that those around the world who seek to do our nation, our families, and fellow citizens harm will not prevail.
He is a man of commitment who knew that we needed improved support for our troops in Iraq last year and called for the surge strategy when it was not a popular thing to do. The courage of our troops and our military leaders in the field has succeeded this year in stabilizing the military effort. I was proud to support President Bush and Senator McCain in this effort to provide the way
forward for this strategy in Congress.
When the pundits and critics warned him that his support for the surge could hurt his chances to be President, he said that protecting America was far more important than his being President. This is the leadership we need for our nation.
He will make the tax cuts, soon to expire, permanent. He will bring needed fiscal discipline to our economic policies. He will bring federal spending under control as he has fought the earmark process for years. He will protect the sanctity of human life.
When we were debating the immigration bill last year, I traveled all over Georgia to listen to your concerns and I took those concerns back to Washington. John McCain heard me. He knows and understands that Georgians want the borders of this country secured first and foremost.
John McCain will win in November. We must continue to have a President who will be Commander in Chief, who understands the dangers around us, who knows what needs to be done to get our economy growing again, and who can and will defeat the Democrat nominee.
Every election is important, from the court house to the White House. However, throughout our history, when our nation has been threatened from around the world or when our economy needed the appropriate incentives and discipline, brave and wise leaders came forward to secure our freedoms for us and for our children and grandchildren. John McCain is that leader.
I admire and respect John McCain and his lovely wife, Cindy. I look forward to helping him campaign to earn your respect and your vote. And I look forward to saluting him as our next Commander in Chief and President of the United States.