McCain's Coffee Klatch

From CBS News' Andante Higgins:

ATKINSON, N.H. -- John McCain just finished speaking to a country club crowd of about 250 people in Atkinson, NH. While enjoying coffee and pastries, the early morning audience listened to the Senator make his case for affordable health care, overspending in Washington and the war in Iraq. McCain rambled on a little longer than usual in his stump speech, but eventually brought some of his humor in the Q & A.

A man in the audience asked him about the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill and if he thought it was still a good idea. McCain replied, "This meeting is adjourned." The room laughed and McCain took a step further asking, "Who invited you?" He went on to answer the question citing how this legislation took a bite out of soft money in politics preventing special interests from getting all of the attention in Washington. The rest of the event was routine as McCain explained the need for choice and competition in our school systems as well as the need for more students to study mathematics and sciences so that America can stay above the curve in innovation and technology.


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