Kyl: McCain to Preview First Year of Presidency Tonight

Posted September 4, 2008 at 12:09pm

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will deliver a nomination acceptance speech tonight that will include a focus on domestic policy, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), a top surrogate for McCain’s campaign, suggested this morning.

“We all know and love my colleague, and we know what he can do, and we know of his experience — his leadership,” Kyl told a breakfast gathering of the Arizona and Nevada delegations to the Republican National Convention.

“We’ll hear more about that tonight. But more importantly, we will see him deliver the speech that tells us what he wants to accomplish and how he wants to accomplish it,” Kyl said.

Speaking with reporters after addressing Arizona and Nevada delegates at a St. Paul, Minn., hotel, Kyl said his “guess” was that McCain would use tonight’s address to discuss how the first year of of his administration would look and what he would try to get done, if he beats Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in November.

“My guess is he’ll talk about his plans and how he would like to approach the presidency in the first year or so with regard to his domestic agenda, primarily, as well as some of the other issues that are clearly on the front-burner, like the war on terror,” Kyl said.